Poland will hope to start their Euro 2020 campaign on solid footing with a chance to lead Group E – for a few hours at least – to boost their chances of progression at the tournament.
The Poles haven’t particularly excelled with form in 2021 but the presence of Robert Lewandowski up front will strike fear into the hearts of every opponent they face during the tournament.
Manager Paulo Sousa will be determined to make the most of his star man as their Euro 2020 fixtures begin against Slovakia, knowing that a win could advance their cause to reach the knockout stages for what would be only the second time in Poland’s history.
Slovakia reached the Round of 16 when they made their European Championship debut five years ago in France and remain an awkward opponent, albeit one without many high profile stars in the mix.
They are firm underdogs in Group E but will hope to upset the applecart in a group that also contains former champions Spain and Sweden – who enter the tournament without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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When is Poland v Slovakia on TV?
Poland v Slovakia will take place on Monday 14th June 2021.
What time is kick-off?
Poland v Slovakia will kick off at 5pm.
Games throughout the group stage will kick off at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm in UK time, while the knockout rounds will occupy the latter two time slots.
What TV channel is Poland v Slovakia on?
Fans can tune in to watch the game for free on ITV from 4:15pm.
Games will be split between ITV and BBC throughout the tournament with every single moment of every match being broadcast on free-to-air TV.
How to live stream Poland v Slovakia online
You can also live stream the match via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Poland v Slovakia team news
Poland: Robert Lewandowski was rested for Poland’s recent friendly draw with Russia but should start here, with PAOK’s Karol Swiderski likely out wide.
Mateusz Klich is expected to sit in the midfield alongside Grzegorz Krychowiak in a 3-4-3 system.
Slovakia: Boss Stefan Tarkovic likes a 4-2-3-1 formation that gives Marek Hamsik, Vladimir Weiss and Robert Mak plenty of freedom.
Young striker Robert Bozenik could lead the line here in his first international tournament, ahead of veteran Michal Duris.
Poland v Slovakia odds
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Our prediction: Poland v Slovakia
Poland are heavy favourites heading into this clash thanks to their star-studded attack spearheaded by Lewandowski, and a strong defence that includes the likes of Kamil Glik and Michal Helik.
With the likes of Klich and Krychowiak in the midfield engine room, there’s plenty of energy in this side to drive forward and keep Slovakia at bay.
This game could be a testy affair but Poland are likely to settle down quicker and take control of possession. The result may be close but the Poles should run out victors over 90 minutes.
For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Euro 2020 fixtures on TV guide.