Poland and Latvia meet in Stadion Narodowy, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 22-05-2012, in a match that ended with the final score: Poland (1-0) Latvia. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team plays their second match in Group G, after having won by (0-1) in their first match in this group stage, against Austria. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Poland have won 2, tied 2 and lost 6. They have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Poland arrives at this game motivated, after a triumph, by 0-1, in the displacement to the land of Austria: the only goal of the game was marked by Piatek. Coach Jerzy Brzeczek usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, privileging a style of play of constant offensive organizations. It should be noted that, in this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players are Lewandowski and Milik. The midfielder Krychowiak is the big responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process, owning high pass quality. There are no important absences for this game.
The visiting team arrives at this 2nd day of Group G after a defeat in its opening in this group stage, against FYR Macedonia, by (3-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 5 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Latvia has 5 draws and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 13 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 9 out of 13 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Latvia left for this match with a 3-1 defeat in the trip to the land of Macedonia of the North, beginning in this way with the left foot this qualifying phase for EURO 2020: Isajevs scored the only goal of the team. Like the rival of this round, the visiting team chooses to act in a traditional 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are Sabala and Karasauskas. By acting outside the home, we believe that Latvia will adopt a more defensive stance, with the objective of not becoming unbalanced. For this day, coach Slavisa Stojanovic can not count on Ciganiks, suspended.