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Group C Heats Up With Germany-Poland

Thomas Muller Germany Robert Lewandowski Poland Euro 2016

In a match that could very well play a large part in deciding the fate of Group C, Germany and Poland square off at Stade de France in Saint-Denis in the final contest Thursday. Both sides are coming in off of victories in their respective group stage openers and will be eager for a full three points in this contest.

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  • Poland scored 33 goals in qualifying compared to Germany’s 24.
  • Poland striker Robert Lewandowski led all players in qualifying with 13 goals.
  • Germany has six wins, two draws and one defeat in the past nine versus Poland.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Germans as -175 in moneyline markets while Poland is +475 and the Draw is +320. In spread betting, Germany is a one-goal fave (-110) while Poland is -115 as the underdog. The total is tabbed at 2.5 goals with OVER at -125 and UNDER presently +105.

The two were paired up in Group D during Euro 2016 qualifying, which Germany won with 22 points while Poland finished second with 21 points.

Poland won their meeting in Warsaw by a score of 2-0 while the Germans cruised to a 3-1 win when the two met in Frankfurt.

Germany was able to fend off Ukraine in their group opener by a score of 2-0 thanks to goals from Shkodran Mustafi (19’) and Bastian Schweinsteiger (90+1’).

They outshot Ukraine 18-5, dominated possession with 60.4 percent of the ball and were able to pass the ball at an 88 percent clip.

Poland defeated Northern Ireland 1-0 in their opener, though the match stats make it look more one-sided. Poland had 59.5 percent of the ball, outshot Northern Ireland 18-2, won the aerial battles 24-15, won the corner battles 8-1 and dispossessed them 18 times compared to just eight times losing the ball.

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