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EURO 2024 Group Stage : Poland vs Austria Match Preview and Lineups

UEFA EURO 2024 Group Stage

20 June, 2024 - Indian Date

Veltins-Arena

MATCH TIMES

India

9:30 PM 

UAE

8:00 PM 

Saudi Arabia

7:00 PM

MATCH LIVE INFO

The probable lineup for Poland in 3-5-2:

Szczęsny; Kiwior, Salamon, Bednarek, Zalewski, Zielinski, Romanczuk, Szymanski, Frankowski, Buksa, Lewandowski

The probable lineup for Austria in 4-2-3-1:

Pentz; Mwene, Wober, Danso, Posch, Grillitsch, Seiwald, Baumgartner, Sabitzer, Laimer, Gregoritsch

Match Preview

Head-to-Head Record (Last Five Games)
Poland: 3 wins
Austria: 0 wins
Draws: 2
Last Meeting: Poland 0-0 Austria (9 September 2019) - Euro 2020 qualifying

Current Form

Poland

Poland has shown mixed form recently, securing victories against Turkey, Ukraine, and Estonia but falling short against the Netherlands in their latest match. Their penalty shootout win against Wales also highlights their resilience under pressure.

Austria

Austria has displayed a blend of strong performances and a few setbacks. Notable wins against Serbia and Turkey demonstrate their potential, while a recent narrow loss to France indicates their competitive spirit even in defeat.

Team News

Poland

Poland’s preparations for this match have been bolstered by the return of Robert Lewandowski to training. The Barcelona striker’s availability could significantly enhance their attacking prowess. However, whether he starts is still uncertain. Adam Buksa, who stepped in for Lewandowski against the Netherlands, made a solid impression with a well-taken header, making a case for his inclusion if Lewandowski is not fully fit.

Austria

Ralf Rangnick’s side put in a commendable performance against France despite the loss. Rangnick is likely to maintain a consistent lineup, especially in midfield where Marcel Sabitzer, Konrad Laimer, and Nicolas Seiwald showed promising form. Their stability in the middle of the park could be pivotal in challenging Poland’s setup.

Key Players to Watch

Poland

Robert Lewandowski: The talismanic striker's return could be a game-changer if he is fit to start.
Adam Buksa: After a strong performance against the Netherlands, he could be crucial in leading the attack again.
Piotr Zieliński: The Napoli midfielder’s creativity will be essential in breaking down Austria's defense.

Austria

Marcel Sabitzer: The Bayern Munich midfielder's influence will be crucial in both defense and attack.
Konrad Laimer: His work rate and passing ability could disrupt Poland's midfield.
Marko Arnautović: The forward’s experience and scoring ability will be key in leading Austria’s attack.

Conclusion

The match promises to be a closely contested affair, with Poland aiming to continue their dominance in this fixture and Austria looking to secure a long-awaited win against their rivals. Both teams have shown they can compete at a high level, setting the stage for an exciting encounter at the Olympiastadion.

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