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Germany vs Poland preview

Kick off: Thursday, 16 June @20:00 GMT

Venue: Stade de France (Paris)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Germany vs Poland 3-1 (Euro 2016 qualifiers)
Poland vs Germany 2-0 (Euro 2016 qualifiers)
Germany vs Poland 0-0 (2014 Friendly International)
Poland vs Germany 2-2 (2011 Friendly International)
Germany vs Poland 2-0 (Euro 2008)

Germany vs Poland Team News

Bastian Schweinsteiger came as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Ukraine and scored for die Manschaft. The Manchester United midfielder could be recalled to the starting line-up, but Mats Hummels remains doubtful. The latest Bayern Munich signing has declared himself fit after overcoming a calf injury, but he is likely to start from the bench. Mustafi scored against Ukraine and he should keep his place in the starting XI. Antonio Rudiger was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad through injury, but Jerome Boateng is fit.

Injured: Antonio Rudiger (11/0)

Doubtful: Mats Hummels (47/4)

Suspended: None

First-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny picked up an injury and he is rated doubtful for the Germany game. Coach Adam Nawalka has no other selection worries ahead of the second group game. Kamil Grosicki could be recalled to the starting line-up after coming as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Northern Ireland. Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal if Wojciech Szczesny fails to recover in time to face Joachim Low’s troops.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Wojciech Szczesny (27/0)

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • In their last meeting at Euro finals Germany recorded a 2-0 win over Poland
  • Germany scored 1+ goals in each of their last five games
  • Poland suffered only one defeat in previous ten matches
  • Robert Lewandowski has netted 34 goals for Poland to date
  • Mats Hummels could earn his 47th cap for Germany against Poland

Germany vs Poland Prediction

Germany were playing below expectations in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but Joachim Low’s troops produced a fine performance in their opener against Ukraine. Die Manschaft aim to build on the triumph and they are regarded as favourites on paper to beat Poland in their second group game. Adam Nawalka can count on several top-class players for the Euro 2016 finals, but I believe that German defenders are capable of preventing Robert Lewandowski from scoring.

Betting Tip: Germany to win

Odds: 1.60 (3/5) @BetVictor

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