Preview and streaming link as Germany travel to Poland.
Where: National Stadium, Warsaw.
When: Saturday 11 October, 7:45pm BST.
Watch live: Click here to watch online with ITV Football!
Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out of tomorrow’s Oder-Neisse derby with a groin injury. The elegant target-man has been one of the stars of the Bundesliga in recent seasons and will be bitterly disappointed to miss out on the chance to take on his club team-mates.
Poland come into the game off the back of a confidence boosting 7-0 victory over Gibraltar, while Germany come off the ultimate confidence booster- a World Cup win in Brazil. The Germans will be favourites, but Poland will look to sit tight and break quickly, although without Lewandowski up front they are missing their cutting edge.
Germany were lucky to beat Scotland in the first round of games, and Jakub Blaszczykowski, Poland captain in Lewandwski’s absence, says the Poles will take heart from the way Scotland played:
“I’ve always been an optimist and in my opinion there is no reason why we cannot earn six points from Germany and Scotland,” said the winger. “I watched the Germany-Scotland match and it proved that, despite the fact Germany had just won the World Cup, they are not in great form. Scotland matched them for long spells of the match.”
Despite the positive noises coming from the Polish camp, it would be hard for them to deny that they would settle for a point against a very strong German side.