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Poland vs England: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
England are looking maintain their 100% winning start
England are looking maintain their 100% winning start / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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England face their final and toughest game of this international break on Wednesday with the Three Lions travelling to Warsaw to take on Poland.

Gareth Southgate's side go into the contest with a 100% winning record in World Cup qualifying and they currently sit five points clear of their opponents at the top of Group I.

England could extend that lead further with a win and they will be confident of getting a result, having bested Poland in their last meeting back in March.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game...


How to watch Poland vs England on TV

When is kick off? Wednesday 8 September 19:45 (BST)
Where is it being played? National Stadium, Warsaw
What TV channel is it on? ITV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Who's the referee? Daniel Siebert
Who's on VAR duty? Bastian Dankert


Poland team news

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Poland romped to victory last time out / MB Media/Getty Images

Poland secured an easy 7-1 win over San Marino last time out with Paulo Sousa ringing the changes against the minnows.

His side have remained relatively injury free throughout the international break, meaning Sousa has a full squad to select from against England.

Jan Bednarek and Kamil Glik will likely return in defence after sitting out against San Marino, while Bartosz Bereszynski and Piotr Zielinski will also be in contention.


England team news

Like their opponents, England have very few injury concerns ahead of the fixture. Gareth Southgate shuffled his pack for the 4-0 win over Andorra - making no less than 11 changes - and he could make as many alterations again on Wednesday.

As always, one area of contention is right-back. Kyle Walker started against Hungary but Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James will be pushing for starts, while Kieran Trippier is another option.


Poland vs England predicted lineups

Poland: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik, Rybus; Jozwiak, Moder, Krychowiak, Frankowski; Buksa, Lewandowski

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Mount; Sterling, Kane, Grealish


Poland vs England head-to-head record

England's record against Poland is extremely good with the Three Lions losing just one of the 20 previous meetings between the two sides.

12 of the past matchups have ended with the Three Lions being victorious, while seven have ended all square.

The one defeat came all the way back in 1973 too, with England currently on a remarkable 16-match unbeaten run.


Poland vs England score prediction

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England look set to extend their winning record / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Poland are England's closest challengers in Group I and will also have home advantage on Wednesday night. Despite this, Southgate's charges should still secure a comfortable victory.

Their Euro 2020 exploits proved they are one of the best international teams on the planet and their front three should get plenty of joy against the opposition defence.

Saying that, Poland should score at least once - particularly with Robert Lewandowski leading the line.

Prediction: Poland 1-4 England


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