Russia and Poland will meet in one of the matches of the 3rd round of the Euro 2022 group stage. Will the Russians be able to develop a winning streak?
The Russian national team performed powerfully in the first two rounds, thanks to which it secured not only an exit from the group ahead of schedule, but also a victory in it. Now the Russians have six points, and the Croats following have three. And in case of equality of points Russia will still be the first, as it beat the "chess" in the face-to-face confrontation with a score of 4-0. As for the first round, our team defeated Slovakia in it, scoring seven goals with one conceded.
But Poland was on the verge of failure, as it would be incredibly difficult to reach the playoffs. Firstly, we need to beat a strong Russian national team, which seeks to pass the group stage without losses, and secondly, we need to hope that Slovakia will cope with Croatia. If the second option is real, then the first one is from the realm of fiction. At the moment, Poland has one point, which was scored in the second round match with Slovakia (2-2).
Statistics and figures:
- Russia won both matches;
- Poland has one point after two rounds;
- Poland has not won against Russia yet - 3 defeats and 2 draws.
From a tournament point of view, Russia no longer needs anything, and Poland only needs to win. It is unlikely that the Poles will do this, but they will certainly attack a lot, so I think it is appropriate to bet on their individual total of more than 1.5.