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England vs Poland: Predictions
England have cruised to two comfortable victories in their quest to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Opening game victory against San Marino was expected and despite a boat load of chances being missed, Gareth Southgate’s side ran out 5-0 victors which was added to in Albania in a 2-0 win on the weekend.
Poland were hit by the news their star player Robert Lewandowski will miss the trip to the English capital after picking up a knock in their emphatic 3-0 victory against Andorra on Sunday. Despite being taken off just after 70 minutes the Bayern Munich man had already found the back of the net twice.
Southgate fielded an experimental XI in their victory against San Marino, but many expect the England manager to field his strongest XI given the nature of the opposition and the opportunity to trial his side ahead of this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament.
England went into the international break as favourites to win the group and Southgate will be targeting maximum points on Wednesday to secure their place at the top of the tree for when the qualifying action picks up again in September.
England vs Poland: Match Stats
Harry Kane netted his first goal for England since November 2019 against Kosovo. However, having been rested against San Marino last week, Kane is full expected to play against the tougher challenge Poland will bring. Many will be disappointed to see the battle of Kane vs Lewandowski, however, the Tottenham Hotspur striker will still be looking to add to his 27 goals scored this season.
In England’s last 11 games across all competitions, only once has both teams scored. The Three Lions’ odds of winning will have shortened following Lewandowski’s injury announcement but the visitors still have more than enough to cause England problems. In Poland’s last game without the 32-year-old striker, they lost 1-0 to the Netherlands.
England vs Poland: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: England 2-0 Poland
England vs Poland: Odds
England vs Poland: Head to Head
15 October 2013 – England 2-0 Poland – World Cup Qualifier
17 October 2012 – Poland 1-1 England – World Cup Qualifier
12 October 2005 – England 2-1 Poland – World Cup Qualifier
08 September 2004 –Poland 1-2 England – World Cup Qualifier
These two sides have a rich history of games against each other, however, unfortunately for Wednesday’s visitors they have only ever beaten the English on one occasion and that came back in 1973 in a 2-0 World Cup Qualifier win.