England and Poland clash in the third round of the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup today, March 31, at Wembley. Both head to this game undefeated after the first two matches and looking to continue in the hunt for a World Cup spot. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
Gareth Southgate's squad started their campaign towards Qatar 2022 as expected, claiming six points after two rounds against weaker opponents. The upcoming match seems to be the most difficult for the Three Lions in this group stage.
However, this one looks like an even more challenging test for Poland. Their next rival is not only the strongest side of the group and a serious contender for a WC berth but also arguably one of the best teams in the world.
England vs Poland: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 2:45 PM (ET)
Location: Wembley, London
England vs Poland: Time by State in the US
ET: 2:45 PM
CT: 1:45 PM
MT: 12:45 PM
PT: 11:45 AM
England vs Poland: Storylines and Head-to-Head
These two are probably favorites to finish at the first two spots of Group I of the European Qualifiers. The Three Lions are expected to be at the top by the end of the group stage, while Poland is a contender for the second seed.
England have already begun their journey with the right foot aiming to accomplish that goal, which would seal them a place in Qatar 2022. The team managed by Gareth Southgate destroyed San Marino by a five-goal margin in the opening round and defeated Albania in the following one.
On the other hand, Poland started with an eventful draw against Hungary, the other side that remains unbeaten so far, and then claimed the win over Andorra. However, they recently suffered a huge blow as their world-class striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out through injury. With such an absence, England may be favored to keep another clean sheet in the tournament.
Both have met many times on the pitch before, and England was dominant most of the time with 11 wins in 19 games. Poland have beaten the Three Lions only once, in the 1974 World Cup Qualifiers. Can they emulate that feat more than 40 years later?
England vs Poland: European Qualifiers for 2022 FIFA World Cup Standings
England is currently leading the group with six points after the first two rounds, which is why another triumph would put them closer to the World Cup berth. Meanwhile, Poland sits behind them with four points after tying in the opening match and winning the second one.
How to watch or live stream England vs Poland in the US
The third round game of the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be played between England and Poland at Wembley will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, ESPN2, TUDNxtra, and TUDN App.
England vs Poland: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers made their predictions and the hosts are favorites to claim the three points. FanDuel has given odds of -450 to an England triumph, while a victory for Poland would result in a +1000 payout. On the other hand, a tie has odds of +430.
* Odds via FanDuel.