Poland will play Croatia in the 1st round of the Euro 2022 group stage. We analyze the form of the teams and give a forecast.
The Poles played effectively in the third qualifying stage, managing to score 20 goals in six matches. At the same time, it is worth noting the disgusting defensive game, which led to fourteen goals conceded. As for the more important indicator - points, Poland got eleven of them, thanks to which it was possible to finish in second place of Group 8 and win a second ticket to the main draw of Euro 2022.
But Croatia coped with the third qualifying stage very easily, gaining the maximum number of points in six matches. The opponents of the "chess" were Ukraine, Denmark and Albania, who failed to put up a decent resistance. The Croats acted reliably at their own possessions, conceding only six goals, and effectively at strangers, striking 28 effective shots. The closest pursuer was Ukraine, which was six points behind.
Statistics and figures:
- Poland lost in two of the previous three matches;
- Croatia has won eight of the last nine games;
- Croatia is the favorite of the opposition.
Euro 2022 did not have time to start, but several unexpected results have already happened. However, the reported duel is unlikely to end sensationally, since the "chess" ones are superior to their rivals in the class, which they must prove.