SPAIN will be looking to overturn a poor showing against Sweden when they face Poland on Saturday.

La Roja failed to convert their 85 per cent possession into goals in their Group E opener as it finished goalless between the two sides.


Poland will also be looking for an improved performance after suffering defeat to Slovakia in their opener.

You can catch all the action from the Estadio De La Cartuja at 8pm on BBC One.

What's the form?

Despite their previous showing, this Spanish team is littered with individual talent, and on paper, are good enough to get out of this group comfortably.

That being said Spain are nowhere near as strong as they were when they won the tournament in 2008 and 2012 – either side of winning the World Cup.

Spain do hold a 100 per cent record against the Poles though – winning all three of their previous meetings – and they will be expecting to win this tie.

Poland were one of the most impressive teams during qualifying and came into this tournament with a swagger after topping their group and losing all but one game.

It wasn't Robert Lewandowski's day against Slovakia, however after a successful season with Bayern Munich where he broke Gerd Muller's record of 40 goals in a single season – the 32-year-old will be hungry for goals.

Lewandowski said: "It's a shame we weren't able to at least get a draw."

"We weren't good enough in defence to create clear situations that could pave the way to goal for us and these types of errors are not forgiven at the European Championship."

Who's in and who's out?

The big news from Luis Enrique last week was that for the first time ever, there were no Real Madrid players included in his squad for a major tournament – although they still have a plethora of talent at their disposal.

Aymeric Laporte started for Spain in their group E opener after switching allegiances from France and proved rather handy in place of the left-out Sergio Ramos.

It will be interesting to see if Enrique opts to employ a more 'direct' line-up and formation against Poland after leaving the likes of Thiago and Gerard Moreno on the bench against Sweden.

For Poland, you can expect hero Lewandowski to start amongst Mateusz Klich and Southampton star Jan Bednarek.

Grzegorz Krychowiak however did get sent off against Slovakia, so he won't be available for this one.

Who to watch out for…

Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno didn't start against Sweden but when he came on he had a couple of great chances to score.

The 29-year-old offered far more up-top than the lacklustre Alvaro Morata, who looked extremely low on confidence and missed a golden opportunity.

The forward had a blinder of a season over in Spain, racking up 23 goals and seven assists – also playing a key tenet in manager Unai Emery's Europa League success this season.

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The stunner, 32, is a health and fitness whizz and a big international star in the world of karate – having won 29 medals and represented her country in various World Championships.

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Match odds

  • Spain to win 1/3
  • The draw 15/4
  • Poland to win 8/1

To win Euro 2020 outright

  • Spain 15/2
  • Poland 200/1

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