Our football match prediction:
Poland take on Slovenia at Stadion Miejski in a friendly game. The Poles face the Slovenians in their last match of the year and they certainly want to record a win in Monday’s football match in Wroclaw. Coach Adam Nawalka is likely to rest his key players against Slovenia and there is every chance he will use the game to test as many players as possible. Anyhow, seeing that Poland have been scoring goals for fun in the World Cup qualifiers, we predict that they will find the net in the upcoming friendly. The Slovenians have been producing fine performances under Srecko Katanec and they are certainly capable of grabbing something from Monday’s clash against Poland. Both teams are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the Stadion Miejski clash and we would not be surprised if they play out a draw in Wroclaw. In their last meeting in Poland the two teams shared the spoils (1-1).
Highligted Player (Krychowiak):
Born on 29 January 1990, Grzegorz Krychowiak began his professional career at Bordeaux, but having failed to be given a proper chance to impress by les Girondins, he instead gained valuable first team experience during loan spells with Reims and Nantes. Reims decided to purchase his contract in 2012 and that proved a great decision as the Polish midfielder impressed in two Ligue 1 seasons, scoring 8 goals in 70 appearances to secure a lucrative move to Sevilla. Krychowiak didn’t need a lot of time to prove his worth in Spanish La Liga as he quickly developed into one of the league’s best central midfielders, while helping los Rojiblancos defend the Europa League trophy in 2014/2015. Numerous top clubs have been casting admiring glances his way and it is just a matter of time before the midfielder leaves his current employers for greener pastures. Krychowiak needed some time to become an indispensable member of the Poland national team, but he has since grown into a genuine leader and is now among the first names on the team sheet.
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.