Poland vs Russia Friendly International LIVE Football Score 1 june 2021
Kick-off: 1945, 01/06/2021
Stadium: Stadion Wroclaw
TV: Sky Sports
Poland and Russia continue their preparations for Euro 2020 with an international friendly in Wroclaw on Tuesday evening.
While both nations will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages next month, they have each lost three of their most recent five fixtures Despite guiding Poland to Euro 2020 qualification during his tenure, Jerzy Brzeczek was replaced by Paulo Sousa at the start of 2021, a surprise choice given that the Portuguese had done little since a respectable period at Fiorentina several years ago.
However, Sousa has started his stint in the dugout somewhat indifferently, drawing 3-3 in Hungary before suffering defeat against England at Wembley Stadium after being level up until the 85th minute. While there is still plenty of time to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Poland have little momentum heading into a group with Spain, Sweden and Slovakia.
The Eagles will be expected to progress through to the knockout stages, but their most notable win since the resumption of action in September came against Bosnia-Herzegovina. On the plus side, Robert Lewandowski has come through three matches with Bayern Munich since recovering from a knee injury which had the potential to threaten his participation in this competition.
Russia find themselves in a similar predicament with three defeats against well-matched opposition coming since the middle of November. Stanislav Cherchesov will be satisfied with six points coming from their opening three World Cup qualifiers, but losing in Slovakia again highlighted the weaknesses in this side.
Just two clean sheets have been recorded in 11 fixtures, those shutouts coming at home to Hungary and away in Moldova. Artem Dzyuba has netted four goals in his last three outings, the Russia skipper extending his outstanding scoring record for his country to 29 strikes from just 50 games.
Poland are picked to see off Russia in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 warm-up match, judged on each teams’ exploits in international friendlies last year.
The Eagles beat Finland 5-1 and Ukraine 2-0, with both matches on home turf, whereas their opponents were edged out 2-1 by Sweden and only drew 0-0 with Moldova.
That form points us towards taking 5/4 for Paulo Sousa’s side to prevail in Wroclaw for our first Poland vs Russia prediction.
A Look At Poland’s Betting Odds
Poland will line up in Group E at Euro 2020 alongside Spain, Sweden and Slovakia, having qualified as pool winners ahead of Austria.
A record of eight wins and one draw from 10 games in that campaign reads well, with just five goals conceded during those fixtures.
Robert Lewandowski scored a third of his side’s 18 strikes and has now netted an incredible 66 times in 118 international appearances.
Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik is another useful forward while Mat Klich of Leeds features in a hard-working midfield.
West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski and Juventus shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny share duties between the posts, with Southampton’s Jan Bednarek part of a solid defence.
A decent Nations League effort featured two wins over Bosnia and Herzegovina while World Cup qualifying started well enough, despite a 2-1 loss to England at Wembley.
This is a well-drilled unit across all departments and 13/5 for a home win to nil appeals from the Poland vs Russia odds.
A Look At Russia’s Betting Odds
Russia can look forward to facing Belgium, Denmark and Finland in Group B at Euro 2020.
Stanislav Cherchesov’s side finished second to the Red Devils in qualifying, losing twice to that team but winning their other eight games.
Last year’s Nations League performance was poor, though, with a 3-2 loss in Turkey and a 5-0 thrashing in Serbia closing that campaign.
Early World Cup wins over Malta and Slovenia were followed by a 2-1 defeat in Slovakia, so there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Russia do not travel well.
At least talismanic Zenit St Petersburg striker Artem Dzyuba is back in favour while Aleksandr Golovin and Aleksei Miranchuk are highly-rated midfielders.
However, we still expect Russia to save their best for bigger nights coming up in Euro 2020 and are happy to take them on here.
Let’s add 9/2 for Draw HT/Poland FT to our Poland vs Russia betting tips.