Mexico meet Poland in what looks, on paper at least, like a straight shootout for the second spot in Group C. This will be an important win to secure for both sides looking to make it through to the Round of 16. Mexico will certainly feel the most pressure as they will be facing Argentina next while Poland will take on Saudi Arabia (who are playing Argentina in their first game).
Both teams have shown poor recent form with heavy losses against Uruguay for the Mexican (3-0) and an absolute thrashing for the Poles against #2 UEFA Nations League ranked Belgium (6-1). On the Polish side, this may be superstar Robert Lewandowski‘s last World Cup so he will undoubtedly have a lot to prove. Lewandowski scored 35 Bundesliga goals last season and won the FIFA 2021 Best Men’s Player award.
Mexico still relies on the old guard to be their most influential players. Andres Guardado has just become Mexico’s record appearance maker with 178 caps, but still provides the main platform for Mexico to play. Raul Jimenez is the first-choice central forward, but not only is the Wolves man nursing an injury, but he hasn’t scored from open play for Mexico since December 2019. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is also in his late 30s and coming off a couple of poor seasons in domestic football.
There is more depth in midfield and attacking positions for Poland as well. Piotr Zielinski is having an incredible season with Napoli and Arkadiusz Milik, Karol Swiderski, and Krzysztof Piatek have all scored goals for their clubs this season and provide greater depth than most nations can muster in the forward areas.
Using three central defenders could allow Czeslaw Michniewicz to be more fluid in attack and get as many talented players in those areas as possible and to secure a win that would place them in pole position for a place in the next round.
Mexico vs Poland Game Information
- Date: 11/21/2022
- Time: 11:00 AM ET
- Location: Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar
- How to Watch Mexico vs Poland: nbc
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Mexico vs Poland Betting Lines
Mexico is +175 according to our Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $175. On the other side, Poland is +175 according to the Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $175.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Mexico at a 36.36% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Poland has 36.36% probability of finishing the game
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