Euro 2020: Statistics overview Sweden vs Poland; Must-have game for Poles
The Krestovsky Stadium will host the match at 9:30 p.m. IST and it will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network channels with a live broadcast available on SonyLIV and Jio.
It’s a must-see match for Poland as group leaders Sweden start the game knowing that even a loss will see them through as they lead the way with four points.
With OPTA / Perform Stats contributions, myKhel.com looks at some of the battles between the two teams.
● Sweden have won nine of their last 11 matches against Poland (D1 L1), including each of the last five. The last Polish victory dates back to a friendly match at home in August 1991 (2-0).
● The only meeting between Sweden and Poland in a major tournament came in the second round of the 1974 World Cup, won 1-0 by the Poles.
● None of the previous 26 matches between Sweden and Poland ended without a goal.
● Sweden have remained inviolate in both of their EURO 2020 matches, a 0-0 draw against Spain and a 1-0 victory over Slovakia.
● Poland have won only one of their last nine matches in all competitions (D4 L4), beating Andorra 3-0 in March.
● 88 percent of Sweden’s EURO goals have been scored in the second half of matches (23/26), the highest percentage of any team with at least three goals in the tournament.
● Poland have won their last group stage match in their last two major international tournaments (World Cup and Euros), beating Ukraine at EURO 2016 and Japan at World Cup 2018.
● Swede Emil Forsberg has each scored his country’s last two goals in major tournaments.
● Robert Lewandowski has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 12 starts for Poland (10 goals, four assists). He is currently tied with Jakub Blaszczykowski on three goals in the European Championship, the most scored by a Polish player.
● Sweden’s Alexander Isak managed six dribbles in his 1-0 win over Slovakia, a record for a Swede in a EURO game since Tomas Brolin managed seven against Denmark at EURO 92 .
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