Slovenia vs Poland should be a very interesting match, as for Slovenia this could be a decisive game. 5th Round of UEFA Euro2020 Slovenia vs Poland will be held at Stadion Stožice, in Ljubljana. Poland and Austria in Group G are strong favourites to be qualified, however, Slovenia still has chances to fight for an important place. Read our thoughts about Euro2020 qualification Slovenia vs Poland match here below.

Slovenia

FIFA Rating – 63

Since 2018 beginning, Slovenia won only 2 games. They won against Montenegro playing a friendly game, and the last one already in Euro2020 qualification against Latvia with crushing 5:0 result in Riga. All other 11 games they or lost or have drawn. Most interesting, that Slovenia have drawn 5 matches in a row with the same 1:1 result. Team stood very strong against Austria at Wörthersee Stadion, in Klagenfurt. They conceded goal only at 74th minute and fought very confidently against group favourites. The Slovenian national team does not have big stars in the squad, but almost everyone plays in the high leagues and already have a lot of experience.

Most experienced player of the team and the captain is 33 years old Bojan Jokic from Russian Ufa. The most valuable team member is Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid, who already have only 22 caps for Slovenia, but much more for Atletico. In 10 last official matches of UEFA Nations League and Euro2020 qualification, Slovenia doesn’t lose more than 1 goal. They are very strong in defence and even if they lose, they fight until the very end. Their main task playing against Poland is to try to save the clean sheet and create dangerous moments on counter-attacks. In an open fight, they will obviously lose to the super players in Poland.

Predicted Slovenia line-up

Head Coach

Matjaz Kek;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Jan Oblak;

Defenders

Petar Stojanovic, Aljaz Struna, Miha Mevlja, Bojan Jokic;

Midfielders

Miha Zajc, Benjamin Verbic, Rene Krhin, Jasmin Kurtic, Josip Ilicic;

Strikers

Tim Matavz;

Poland

FIFA Rating – 20

Poland looks extremely strong while playing in Euro2020 qualification. They scored 8 goals and saved 4 in a row clean sheets even playing against Austria at Ernst Happel Stadion, in Vienna. At the moment, Poland have 4 straight wins in a row in Euro2020 qualification. They confidently took 1st place and already have 5 points difference with second place. Second strong group favourite already lost twice to Poland and Israel, what strongly complicated their chances to succeed and qualify to Euro2020 main draw.

Poland’s national team has a very good and versatile team. They play both fast and strong football. A very well-equipped team can achieve great results in this qualification. There are almost no chances to take 1st place in Group G instead of Poland. Lots of called players already have over 40 played matches for Poland national squad, what should bring great teamwork and confidence in each other.

Predicted Poland line-up

Head Coach

Jerzy Brzeczek;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Wojciech Szczesny;

Defenders

Bartosz Bereszyński, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Maciej Rybus;

Midfielders

Jakub Błaszczykowski, Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Mateusz Klich, Piotr Zieliński;

Strikers

Robert Lewandowski;

Slovenia vs Poland H2H

These teams played last time in the 2016 year in a friendly match. Poland have drawn this match with late goal at 79th minute.  However, since 24th minute were leaders of the match, as M. Mevlja opened the scoreboard. In Wroclaw, Poland had better chances to succeed, however, finished with 1:1 draw.

 

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