By Tom Robin, EnStarz | Jun 16, 2012 02:20 PM EDT
Euro 2012 enters its final round of group games beginning with Saturday's matches from Group A. Poland vs. Czech Republic will be a vital game for both sides in a group where still anybody can make it through to the quarter finals. The game will kick off at 2.45 p.m. and will be shown live on ESPN, or alternatively can be watched through live stream online on ESPN 3 (details below).
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Poland are coming off the back of two consecutive draws in their first two games. They are however on a good run of form, losing just once in their past 14 games - a 2-0 loss to Italy in November 2011. However, they are a team that struggles to convert shots into goals. In Euro 2008 they had the worst conversion record - only 2.8 percent of their shots were converted to goals in that tournament. This time round they have only fared a little better at 7.1 percent.
Czech Republic on the other hand had the top scorer in their ranks in Euro 2004; Milan Baros scored five goals.
Poland will be considering themselves as the favorites, as co-hosts and considering their recent run of form, they will be looking to ensure they get all three points. The five previous meetings between the sides have all ended in home wins, with Poland winning three and Czech Republic two.
At the moment the Czech Republic stand on three points, with one win and one loss, where as Poland stand in two points with two draws.
Victory for the Czech Republic will guarantee them a place in the quarter finals, and knock Poland out of the tournament.
A draw could also see the Czech Republic go through if Greece do not win against Russia.
A draw will do nothing for Poland who must simply win to go through to the quarter finals.
The game will kick off at 2.45 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on ESPN. It can also be watched through online live streaming on ESPN 3 by clicking HERE.
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