EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Slovenia vs Poland Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Slovenia vs Poland kick off? Friday 6th August, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Slovenia vs Poland being played? Stadion Stožice

What is the weather forecast for Slovenia vs Poland? Cloudy, 13c

What television channel is Slovenia vs Poland on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Slovenia vs Poland? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Slovenia 3-0 Poland

THE TEAM NEWS

SLOVENIA

  • Slovenia's 5-0 win in Latvia in June was their first in 12 competitive matches and boosted their hopes in the battle for second place in Group G.
  • Left-back Bojan Jokic is suspended having picked up two yellow cards so Jure Balkovec is in line to make his full debut, but there are unlikely to be many other changes.
  • Martin Milec and Jaka Bijol have withdrawn from the squad due to injury, while forward Miha Zajc has scored three goals in his last five appearances for his country.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Oblak; Stojanovic, Aljaz Struna, Mevlja, Balkovec; Ilicic, Popovic, Kurtic, Crnigoj; Beric, Zajc

Unavailable: Jokic (Suspended), Milec (Injured), Bijol (Injured)

Doubtful:

POLAND

  • Poland are sitting comfortably at the top of Group G with maximum points from their four games, and they are yet to even concede a goal.
  • Arkadiusz Milik has dropped out of the squad due to injury so Krzysztof Piatek, who has scored three times in qualifying already, will support main man Robert Lewandowski in attack again.
  • Coach Jerzy Brzeczek could stick with the side that started against Israel three months ago, with the main question being who will start in goal out of Lukasz Fabianski or Wojciech Szczesny.

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Fabianski; Kedziora, Glik, Bednarek, Bereszynski; Zielinski, Klich, Krychowiak, Grosicki; Piatek; Lewandowski

Unavailable: Milik (Injured), Kaminski (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Seven of Slovenia's last eight internationals have seen fewer than three goals and that trend may well continue against Poland, who are yet to concede in this qualifying campaign. Slovenia have let in just three goals themselves, so do not bank on there being many goals in this one.

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