Our match prediction:
Germany kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign in style, with the team beating Ukraine 2-0 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Die Mannschaft moved one step closer to booking their place in the knockout stages, but they can’t afford any complacency in Thursday’s football game against Poland. Adam Nawalka’s troops recorded a very important 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Sunday evening, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Germany. Joachim Low’s men produced a very good display against Ukraine and we predict that they will clinch their place in the last 16 with a victory over Poland. Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski will be the man to watch in Adam Nawalka, while the likes of Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos could pose a big threat for Poland defenders. Anyhow, Germany are likely to pick up all three points from the Stade-Pierre Mauroy clash.
Highligted Player (Thomas Muller):
Thomas Muller is pacey attacker who plays for Bayern Munich and German national team. Muller is a product of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and he played 35 games for the reserve team, scoring 16 goals in the process. The German striker, who is capable of producing fine performances as a winger as well, won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich in 2013 as the mighty Bavarians defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the final of the elite competition. Muller clinched the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany in 2014, while making it to the European Championship final in 2012. It has to be noted that he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2010. Thomas Muller has a contract with Bayern Munich which expires on 30 June, 2021. The German footballer, who was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern on 13 September, 1989, won his fifth Bundesliga trophy with Bayern Munich in the 2015/2016 season.
Highlighted Team (Poland):
Poland have recently emerged as one of Europe’s top sides, although they did enjoy some success during the 70’s and 80’s. The White Eagles impressed to achieve third-place finish at the 1974 and 1982 World Cup tournaments, while they also win the 1972 Olympics, albeit with an amateur side. Poland started showing improvement at the turn of the century, slowly becoming regular at major tournaments and they even co-hosted the Euro 2012 with Ukraine, but disappointed home fans to crash out in the group stage. The new generation, boasting players like Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Lukas Piszczek, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jakub Blaszczykowski, has the potential to help the national team return to old glory days, with some talented players also coming through the youth ranks. Zbigniew Boniek, Wlodzimierz Lubanski and Grzegorz Lato are some of the other players who have impressed playing for the national team, which has been playing their home games at the National Stadium in Warsaw.