SWEDEN will look to avoid defeat against Robert Lewandowski and his team-mates in St Petersburg in their final game before the last-16.
A victory would see Janne Andersson’s side seal a place in the Euros knockout stages.
Robert Lewandowski and Poland hope to win their last Group E game to qualify for the last-16Credit: Zuma Press
And a defeat for Poland who are bottom would see them exit the tournament having failed to register a win.
The match will be aired on ITV4 at 5pm on Wednesday.
What’s the form?
Sweden – who are top of Group E – are yet to concede a goal in the competition
They racked up a 1-0 win against Slovakia and an impressive 0-0 draw against Spain.
Alexander Isak, 21, turned heads with his efforts against Slovakia earning a Uefa Star of the Match award for his impressive performance’
And the the Swedes youngest-ever senior national team player truck the post against Spain.
Poland, who nabbed up a precious point from Spain, will be desperate to pick up their first win in 30 years against their opponents.
And the team will be relying on Lewandowski, 32, to be on target for them once with the Bayern Munich star finding the net against Luis Enrique’s men.
The Bundesliga goal machine became the first international player from his country to score in three separate European Championships following his side’s 1-1 result against Spain.
The type of players we have in this team are players who can play good attacking football and can press well.
Paulo Sousa – Poland manager
Who’s in and who’s out?
Poland will be boosted by the return of midfield maestro Grzegorz Krychowiak who missed his side’s second game due to a suspension for a red card received during his team’s loss to Slovakia.
And reports claim Leeds’ Mateusz Klich or Brighton’s Jakub Moder could drop to the bench to make way for the Locomotiv Moscow ace.
And Andersson is likely to keep faith with the side that defeated Slovakia 2-1
This is despite media outlets in Sweden calling for Mainz striker Robin Quaison to step in for veteran forward Marcus Berg.
We have played seven games this year and conceded only one goal. If people think we are difficult to play against I’m happy with that. The situation looks good, we’ve put ourselves in a good position.
Janne Andersson – Sweden manager
Watch out for……
Alexander Isak in attack.
The LaLiga starlet has been earning rave reviews deputising for the injured Zlatan Ibrahamovic.
The Real Sociedad forward, who netted 17 goals for the Spanish side last term is thought to be a target for Arsenal.
And Poland teenager Kacper Kozlowski could be set to make another appearance as a substitute
The midfielder made history by becoming the youngest player to ever feature in a Euros match at the age of 17 and 246 days featuring as a sub in his team’s game against Spain.
If the game is rubbish
Anna Lewandowska will be hoping her husband Lewandowski can help his side notch up their first Euros 2021 win.
The martial arts expert, 32, is a phenomenal athlete having won medals at karate championships around the world.
The couple who married in 2013 and have two daughters donated one million euros to help the battle against Covid-19.
Anna Lewandowski is a karate champion who is married to Poland striker LewandowskiCredit: Getty – Contributor
Fancy a punt
Get all your Euro 2020 ante-post tips with our tournament betting guide HERE.
- Robert Lewandowski first goalscorer 7/2 @ Betfair
- Sweden to win 9/5 @ Paddy Power
- Poland to win 8/5 @ William Hill
*All odds correct at time of publication
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