Poland Vs Russia Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 1 June 2021

Recent outings point to goals in Wroclaw

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Poland Poland Vs Russia Russian Federation

Tuesday, 1st June 2021 – 19:45 (Sky Sports)
International Friendly
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 11/10
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 30th May 2021)

Preview: Preparations for the upcoming European Championships are in full swing this week, beginning with Poland hosting Russia in Wroclaw. Goals has been a shared theme in their respective recent matches, so we could be treated to an entertaining contest inside Stadio Miejski we Wroclawiu.

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Poland – Lewandowski back fit and firing?

After missing their last competitive fixture, Robert Lewandowski is in line to start on Tuesday as Poland attempt to garner some winning momentum ahead of facing Slovakia in their opening game of the European Championship in Russia on 14 June. The Bayern Munich man’s return to the fold is a big boost for a side which has gone four of its last five matches without registering a win (W1 D1 L3).

The latest a 2-1 defeat at Wembley to England, leaving them fourth in Group I of World Cup qualifying. Poland had scored three in back-to-back games beforehand, twice coming from behind to claim a 3-3 draw in Hungary before easing to victory at home to Andorra. Their record as hosts is far more encouraging meanwhile, with just the one loss (1-2 vs Netherlands) since the start of 2019 (W8 D2).

The Eagles also possess a mean defensive record here in Poland. Seven out of eleven prior home matches featured a home clean sheet, six of which in victory. Holding a half-time lead in each of the past four (W3 L1). Robert Lewandowski grabbed a brace in the last of those and, fresh from his record breaking Bundesliga exploits, will be keen on adding to his 66 international goals against Russia.


Poland Win & Both To Score



Russia – Can they make it three wins from four in 2021?

Embarking on their fifth consecutive appearance at the finals of a European Championship in little under three weeks time, these upcoming friendlies with Poland and Bulgaria represent a late opportunity for coach Stanislav Cherchesov to gain a better understanding of where his team are at. All before taking on the highest ranked nation, Belgium, in Saint-Petersburg on June 12.

Russia came into 2021 in poor form though, ending the previous year without a win in six (D3 L3) having scored just four times. Improvements were clearly needed and, to their credit, were forthcoming. World Cup qualifiers with Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia during the March internationals garnered six points and as many goals scored, while it is interesting to note their past five matches averaged four goals.

However, it in six defeats in seven when facing teams ranked inside the world’s top 25 (Poland are ranked 21). Meanwhile, a 2-1 loss away to Slovakia in March meant a third loss in their past four away encounters for the 2018 World Cup quarter-finalists, shipping two or more in four of the past six away internationals. Conceding five in a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Serbia in Belgrade last November.

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Poland Vs Russia Betting Advice

It is all about sustaining momentum through to the Euro 2020 finals for Poland and Russia ahead of the pair’s first meeting in more than eight years. The past two encounters between these nations both resulted in score draws and another on Tuesday cannot be ruled out. Poland boast one win from their last five internationals (D1 L3) whereas Russia are on a run of two wins in nine (D3 L4).


Poland Vs Russia – Key Facts:

  • The last two meetings between Poland and Russia produced score draws, the most recent of which ended 1-1 at the group stage of the 2012 European Championship.
  • Neither side bring noteworthy form into this encounter: Poland with one win in five (D1 L3) and Russia with only two wins from their last nine internationals (D3 L4).
  • There has been a minimum of three match goals in each of the last four matches involving Poland, and in all of the past five to feature Russia.


If recent results are any sort of reliable barometer as to what we can expect in Wroclaw, we should be in for a lively encounter. Poland’s last four matches went Over 2.5 Goals, with both teams on target in their clashes with the Netherlands, Hungary and England. Russia’s past five games averaged four goals, each going Over 2.5, while only one – the 5-0 defeat in Serbia – didn’t produce both teams among the goals.

Best Betting Odds – Poland Vs Russia

Poland – 6/5 (PaddyPower)
Draw – 9/4 (Betway)
Russia – 21/10 (Betfair)