Euro 2020: Sweden vs Poland match preview- team news, lineups
Poland will take on Sweden at the Krestovsky Stadium on Wednesday in a crucial match of group E as both teams are quite determined to reach the knock-outs and are in desperate need of grabbing a triumph in their today's fixture.
Group E is poised in such a way that there is still a chance for it's every individual team to qualify for the knockout stage of Euro 2020.
Sweden is on the top of the group and just requires a point from this game so as to secure their place in the following round, whereas just a victory would savePoland
Sweden vs Poland match preview
With the miraculous performance ofSweden
national team in the previous games of Euro 2020, they are the surprise section leaders ahead of the Group E finale.
Whatever they need to secure their name goes into the last-16 hat, is just a draw, while a victory would ensure their being in the first place.
Yet they should keep a wary eye on a negative outcome in this match too, in as much as Poland will do their utmost to prevent its occurrence, while they need a victory of their own for the sake of staying in the hunt for the knockout rounds.
Notwithstanding their shocking defeat against Slovakia, Poland put some spark into their Euro 2020 campaign with a striking draw against Spain over the weekend and just they will require to be at their best against Sweden.
With a brief overview of both sides performance in previous matches of Euro 2020 in the earlier section, in what follows you would be provided with further insight into the records of their previous games in different tournaments.
It is Sweden sixth successive EURO finals, and their seventh in total as they have not gone through the group stage since they reached the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004.
They finished bottom of Group E with one point from three games four years ago with a 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland, and two 1-0 defeats against Italy andBelgium
Their beating Slovakia on Matchday 2 is considered to be their second victory in their last ten EURO finals matches while their previous victory was a 2-0 triumph over France on Matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2012.
Until now, their greatest feat was when they hosted the 1958 World Cup final, being beaten 5-2 by Brazil. Likewise in their best EURO squad, they advanced through the last four of the 1992 edition, as hosts, preceding their 3-2 defeat to Germany.
Besides, they stabilised their place at
UEFA EURO 2020
as runners-up to Spain in qualifying Group F, as they racked up 21 points from their ten matches.
This is Poland's fourth straight EURO final tournament as before UEFA EURO 2016 they had never succeeded to win a finals match.
They advanced to the last eight for the first time in 2016, being eliminated by eventual championsPortugal
on penalties in the quarter-finals.
They finished six points at the top of Group G to secure their place at UEFA EURO 2020, as they won eight of their ten qualifiers constituting the last four as well.
Their Matchday 1 defeat to Slovakia is considered as one of their only two losses in the last 20 EURO games, as another one was a 2-0 defeat in Slovenia on 6 September 2019. So far their greatest feats at the international level were achieving bronze at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups.
Sweden vs. Poland - head to head in all competitions
This is the nations 27th encounter, while Sweden holds an impressive record of beating Poland on 14 occasions specifically on all the last five.
Their most recent match took place in a Solna friendly on 5 June 2004, as the home side won 3-1 while Poland has won only eight matches against Sweden and requires to notch up another victory in this game.
After all, they have showcased their incredible improvement in the past decade and are capable to prove a point in this match.
Line-ups and formation
Here is everything there is to know about the probable lineups and formations of both sides squads on Wednesday match in Group E of
UEFA Euro 2020
Sweden has been so much victorious with their impenetrable defence and solid 4-4-2 formation that both Spain andSlovakia
were unable to overcome them.
At the moment Mattias Svanberg is carrying a knock and might be unable to star in this match. Instead, Dejan Kulusevski has finished his quarantine period and has joined the team ahead of this match.
Probable line-up (4-4-2)
: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelöf, Danielson, Augustinsson; S Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Quaison
When it comes to the Poland squad, Jakob Moder is still among their list of injuries and would probably miss out on this fixture. But Grzegorz Krychowiak served his suspension against Spain and would participate in the Sweden squad in this match.
suffered from a muscle problem and Jakub Moder underwent a knee injury, therefore they are doubtful until the time of writing while they will undergo additional checks prior to Wednesday's match.
Probable line-up (3-4-1-2)
: Szczęsny; Bereszyński, Bednarek, Glik; Jóźwiak, Moder, Krychowiak, Zieliński, Puchacz; Lewandowski, Świderski
Although Sweden currently has a better balance and hold a bit of the upper hand in this match with their solid defence, Poland undoubtedly is going all out for the win, therefore the Scandivaians would concede their first goal of the tournament in this game.
While on Sweden side, the likes of Alexander Isak and Marcus Berg have compensated for the absence of Ibrahimovic, Poland on the other hands, have pinned all their hopes onRobert Lewandowski
especially on the ground of his scoring a goal in their previous match.
Moreover as Krychowiak comes back to the
after his one-match ban, he would inject a welter of experience in the heart of their midfield so as to breathe new life into Poland's squad.
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