WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Limerick on Friday 27th May.
Group C of the 2022 World Cup consists of Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia and could potentially be a very closely-fought set of matches. Many expect Argentina to finish top of the group but second place is a little more difficult to call and it’s likely to be between the two sides featuring in this match.
Mexico have qualified for the last eight World Cups if you disregard their ban from Italia ’90 due to fielding over-aged players during the 1988 Olympic Games qualifiers. They’re co-hosting the 2026 World Cup and so have automatically qualified but will be eager to do well in this tournament and the goal for them must be to surpass a Round of 16 finish – a stage they have reached in their last seven tournaments.
Poland haven’t made it past the group stages of the World Cup since 1986, falling at the first hurdle in their last three attempts. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is their key player and when on the pitch, Poland will always pose a threat. This will likely be Lewandowski’s final appearance at a World Cup given the fact that the striker will be 34 years of age at this year’s tournament. He’d like nothing more than to help his side reach the knockout stages and beating Mexico in their opening match would increase their chances of doing so by some margin.
Date of Tips: 27/04/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (16:22 27/04/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
This is a tough match to call but I’m siding slightly with Poland.
Poland won eight of their ten matches in qualification for the World Cup, losing only to England and Hungary. They’re certainly not short of goals either, finding the net in all of their qualifying matches, averaging 3.1 goals per game.
However, Poland rarely keep clean sheets and conceded in 70% of their matches during qualification which included leaking goals against the likes of Andorra and even San Marino.
You can back Poland at 7/4 but Poland to win & both teams to score is my bet on the game which is priced at a slightly more attractive 5/1.
I also think odds of Evens just on both teams to score is a good bet at a chance to double your money.
Mexico vs Poland team news and line ups will be published here once full World Cup squads have been announced.