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Poland and Saudi Arabia go head-to-head at the Education City Stadium in their second match of the 2022 World Cup on Saturday 26th November and this is a must-win match for both sides if they are to progress in the competition.
Along with these two teams, Group C features Mexico and two-time World Cup winners Argentina making it one of the most competitive groups in this year’s tournament.
Poland are understandably favourites in this match with Robert Lewandowski being their main threat. The Bayern Munich striker has bagged 35 goals in 34 appearances domestically this season and another 9 goals in 9 games for his country. He has the experience and the ability to face the best players in the world and if in form, he should find the net in this tournament.
Poland will be hoping to have a better time at this year’s World Cup than they did in the European Championships where they were eliminated at the group stage, finishing bottom with just a single point picked up from their three games played. However, they were in a relatively tough group along with Spain, Sweden and Slovakia and today’s opponents should prove to be somewhat of an easier task to take points away from.
Date of Tips: 17/05/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (11:08 17/05/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
Poland are 7/10 for the win with William Hill which I think is a fair price. Both Mexico and Argentina are good sides and so picking up three points from this match would give either sides chances of qualifying for the knockout stages a huge boost.
Saudi Arabia have failed to score more than once in each of their last nine matches and so it’s hard to see them posing too much of a threat to Poland. However, Poland are prone to conceding and even gifted San Marino a very rare goal during qualification.
Poland should have enough quality to see this game out as winners and if there’s one man to put them ahead, it’s Robert Lewandowski. You won’t get huge odds on their star forward to bag the first goal but he’s by far the most likely of the players on the pitch to do so and worth a bet in this game in my opinion.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia team news and line ups will be published here once full World Cup squads have been announced.