Spain is expected to coast through Group E at -265, bu the inexperienced group could face some challenges from veteran units in Poland and Sweden. Slovakia will be lurking as the underdog in the group.
Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the group and can carry Poland to a top two finish. That line is currently -104 according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Sweden will be another contender in the category at +102.
Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group E.
Group E standings
- Sweden, 2-1-0, 7 points — clinched knockout stage berth
- Spain, 1-2-0, 5 points — clinched knockout stage berth
- Slovakia, 1-0-2, 3 points
- Poland, 0-2-1, 2 points
Group E schedule (all times ET)
Slovakia 2, Poland 1
- It was a rough day for Poland and Slovakia claimed the three points in the opener. Wojciech Szczesny scored an own goal in the 18th minute to give Slovakia a 1-0 lead. Karol Linetty scored an equalizer in the 46th minute. However, Grzegorz Krychowiak was issued a red card in the 62nd minute and seven minutes later, Milan Skriniar scored what would prove to be the match-winner.
Spain 0, Sweden 0
- Spain dominated the possession at 75% but could not find the goal and had to settle for a scoreless draw. Spain had five shots on goal on 17 total shots while Sweden had no shots on goal on four total shots.
Sweden 1, Slovakia 0
- Emil Forsberg scored the lone goal in the 77th minute, converting a penalty kick against Martin Dubravka. Slovakia controlled the majority of the possession during the game, but could not manage a shot on goal in the loss.
Spain 1, Poland 1
- Spain got on the board first when Alvaro Morata broke past Poland’s last line of defense. VAR overruled the offside call on Morata’s goal. Robert Lewandowski got the equalizer for Poland in the second half on a great header. Spain had the chance to go ahead when VAR gave a penalty, but Gerard Moreno hit the post and Morata couldn’t connect on the rebound in front of goal. Poland held on for the rest of the half to keep its tournament hopes alive with the draw.
Spain 5, Slovakia 0
- After two ties, Spain impressed when they needed to most. After missing a penalty in the 12th minute, Spain benefited from a Slovakian own goal in the 30th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Spain added three more goals and benefited from another Slovakian own goal to win handily.
Sweden 3, Poland 2
- The Swedes looked destined to blow an opportunity to win the group, with Robert Lewandowski scoring two second half goals for Poland to even the game at 2-2. However, Viktor Claesson scored a goal in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of the game to win the group and advance to the knockout stage.