Preview: Poland vs Czech Republic

Date and Time: November 17, European Championship Encounter

Poland’s national team will face the Czech Republic in a crucial European Championship qualifying match in Group E on November 17. The game is scheduled to begin at 19:45 UTC.

Previous Encounters and Current Form

The last meeting between these two teams was eight months ago in the same group, where the Czech Republic emerged victorious with a 3-1 scoreline. Poland enters this match following a draw against Moldova on October 16 in Group E of the qualifiers.

On the other hand, the Czech Republic is riding a wave of confidence, having secured a 1-0 victory against Faroe Islands in their last Group E match. However, the Czech defense has shown vulnerabilities, conceding goals in their last three away matches.

Recent Performances

Poland’s Recent Outcomes

Poland’s last game ended in a stalemate with Moldova. Analyzing their last 20 games, they have a balanced record with 8 wins, 8 losses, and 4 draws. In their six most recent matches, Poland has achieved three victories (against Faroe Islands twice and Germany once), suffered two defeats (to Albania and Moldova), and had one draw (against Moldova).

Czech Republic’s Game History

The Czech Republic, after defeating Faroe Islands in their previous game, mirrors Poland’s record in their last 20 matches – 8 wins, 6 losses, and 6 draws. In their past six games, they have won three times (against Faroe Islands twice and Montenegro once), lost once (to Albania), and drawn twice (against Hungary and Albania).

Team Insights

Poland Team News

Michał Probierz, the Polish team’s coach, has the luxury of a fully fit squad for the upcoming match, with no injury concerns to address.

Czech Republic Team Condition

Similarly, Czech Republic’s coach Jaroslav Šilhavý faces no fitness issues in his squad, presenting him with a full roster to select from for this crucial match.

Head-to-Head Record

The history between Poland and Czech Republic shows three encounters since November 2015. Poland has claimed victory once, while the Czech Republic has won twice. Their most recent encounter was on March 25, 2023, in the European Championship qualifiers, where Czech Republic triumphed 3-1. Across these matches, Poland has netted a total of 4 goals, while the Czech Republic has scored 5.

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