The Poles do not have a successful history at major tournaments with their only standout displays coming at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups where they finished third. Their only three visits to the European Championships have come in the past three competitions.
However, Poland will be hoping with the help of their star man, Robert Lewandowski, they can make history and better their quarter-final finish from five years ago.
Although Poland may not come into the tournament with many people backing them to win it, can they draw inspiration from their qualifying group and provide one of the biggest shocks in world football?
Poland Euro 2020 odds
You can find Poland at a huge 80/1 to win the tournament this summer.
Although a tournament victory seems unlikely, at least progressing through the group stages should be a realistic target. Indeed, you could even back them to upset Spain and win the group at 11/2, but they’d also face tough competition from Sweden in that market too.
Poland have proven in recent months they are no pushover having provided England with a test at Wembley in their World Cup 2022 Qualifiers. Even without main man Lewandowski, England had to rely on an 85th-minute goal to secure them the points. With the Bayern Munich striker expected to be back and fully fit in time for the summer, the Poles could be one of the surprise packages of the competition.
Poland’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
Poland topped their qualification group, losing just one of 10 fixtures to earn their spot at this summer’s finals. They have been drawn into Group E alongside three-time winners Spain, plus Slovakia and Sweden.
Paulo Sousa’s side kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against Slovakia, before games against Spain and then Sweden. Their matches will be split between Seville and St Petersburg.
Last 16: The third-placed side Group A/B/C/D (likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine, Austria) in Glasgow on June 29.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 7, which is played between the winner of Group D (England favourites) and the Group F runners-up (Hungary, Portugal, France or Germany).
Semi-finals: Likely the winner of Group C (The Netherlands expected) or the runners-up from Group A/B (likely contenders are Turkey, Wales, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia).
If Poland qualify from Group E
If Poland don’t win Group E, but qualify, it could become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The second-placed Group D side, which could be any of England, Croatia, Scotland or Czech Republic in Copenhagen on June 28th.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 6, which is played between the winner of Group F (which includes Portugal, Germany and France) and the third place in A, B or C, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine and Austria.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1, which would most likely include the winner of Group A or Group B (expected to be Italy and Belgium, respectively).
If Poland finish third in their group and do enough to rank among the top third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group B and then join the path they’d take if they won Group B (talk about over-complicating things!)
Poland Golden Boot odds
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is understandably Poland’s favourite to win the Golden Boot this summer having been in scintillating form in the Bundesliga this season. He has scored 36 in 26 league appearances in 2020/21 and the 32-year-old is 20/1 with BetVictor to become the first-ever Polish winner of the Golden Boot at the Euros.