England will face the toughest assignment in their road to FIFA world cup 2022 qualifiers when they welcome Poland this Wednesday at Wembley Stadium. This will be an exciting fixture to watch for football fans around the globe because both teams are in good shape and form will look to bypass each other in this match.
Poland will most probably be missing their star Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandoski due to a knee injury and he will be on the sideline on this important match. His injury means fewer problems for the English defense as he is currently the top scorer of this season and he is in form of his life.
Both teams had a good start to their world cup qualifiers as they managed to win their opening games against their respective opponents. Now, they will be facing each other in this match which will be an exciting fixture to look for.
Gareth Southgate’s men score 7 goals in their last two games and conceded none which shows the strength of the three lions. They had a comprehensive win against San Marino where they won 5-0 followed by a comfortable win against Albania which they won 2-0. No wonder they are seen to beat Poland in London in this upcoming match with Lewandoski not featuring in this match.
England’s start striker managed to register a goal followed by an assist in the game against Albania. This was his goal for the three lions since 2019. Mason Mount doubled the English lead in the second half’s 63rd minute which provided a much-needed cushion to the English side later in the match.
This will be the last game for Southgate to analyze his squad and its depth before the Euro cup which is to be played this summer. Since the first two games were relatively easy for the English side, this fixture will surely test their nerves.
Poland eased past Andorra in their last game by 3-0 and before that, they were held to a draw against Hungary on their opening matchday. The late equalizer against Hungary in the 88th minute struck by Karol Swiderski meant that both teams will go home with a point each.
As their star striker Robert Lewandoski being on the sideline due to injury, it will a huge test for this polish side that whether they can create problems for English defense or not.
Paulo Sousa’s troops are sitting at the second spot behind England in the Group I points table. They will be hoping to go for the top spot if they managed to beat England in this match which seems to be a very tough task for them without their star Lewandoski.
Head to head statistics
England and Poland had faced each other 19 times in total. England had an upper hand in this fixture, winning 11 matches out of those 19 matches. Seven games had ended in a draw and Poland was only successful in beating England once in their history and that was way back in 1973.
It is a tough match to predict the outcome of because both teams have a good squad. Looking back at the history of this fixture we suggest wagering your money on, over 2.5 goals scored in this match.