Portugal and Poland are set to take on each other in an epic clash of 2016 Euro quarterfinal match on June 30 at Stade Velodrome. Polish side has been awaiting to be in the semi-finals of a major tournament after 1982 FIFA World Cup and will look to make this count against Ronaldo & Company.
Head to Head
Portugal 4:3 Poland
Poland national football team head coach Adam Nawalka said, “We don’t have a single problem with the fact that Robert Lewandowski hasn’t scored so far. He’s doing a great job for our side. We are a team that understands each other very well and knows that what’s good for the team is the most important thing.”
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said, “Sometimes you have to be pragmatic. It’d be nice to play pretty but that’s not always how you win tournaments. We were up against an amazing team [Croatia] and this was always going to be tight and strong. It was a very tactical match. At times we could have passed the ball faster but Croatia influenced that.”
Piszczek, Milik, Glik, Fabianski, Jedrzejczyk, Blaszczykowski, Pazdan, Maczynski, Grosicki, Krychowiak, Lewandowski.
Soares, Pepe, Joao Mario, Fonte, Guerreiro, Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Nani, Renato Sanches, Rui Patricio, Ronaldo.
Both sides look quite decent and have got capabilities to beat each other on any day. In this first quarterfinal of 2016 Euro, Portugal has got slightly edge over Poland. As per Sports Mirchi predictions, Portugal has 55 percent winning chances and the predicted scoreline is 2-1.