Poland - Northern Ireland. In Group C the tournament begins with the match of Ukraine's rivals - our neighbors Poles with the North Irish. This game will be interesting for Ukrainian fans at least, because its result directly affects the tournament chances of our national team. In addition, we should definitely look towards our future rivals. Still their game in friendlies is weakly comparable to a real force of commands.
Now it may seem strange, but the statistics of personal meetings is for the benefit of Northern Ireland. The teams played with each other nine matches, the Poles have won 3 and lost 4, playing a draw 2 times. This slight advantage is partly due to the fact that five of the nine matches between Poland and Northern Ireland were held in Belfast, one held on neutral ground in Cyprus and only three - in Polish cities.
Bookmakers see Poland as a favorite in this match - on it's victory - 1.7, draw - 3.15, Ireland's victory - 5.5.