Poland and Saudi Arabia will meet for a Group C battle on Matchday 2, Nov. 26 at Education City Stadium. Both teams will look to improve on their performances from the 2018 World Cup when the two squads were eliminated in the group stage.
The Green Falcons will enter the matchup with three points after their stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina. Meanwhile, Poland was able to secure one point in a scoreless draw against Mexico after Robert Lewandowski missed a crucial penalty kick.
Head coach Czesław Michniewicz will look for Lewandowski to carry the team to victory as he has for many years. Poland’s all-time leading goal-scorer will look to add to that total against a relatively young backline.
Saudi Arabia will be looking to surpass the two-goal total they managed last World Cup. Veteran striker Saleh Al-Shehri’s strong performance in World Cup Qualifiers has fans expecting big things out of the 28-year-old on the biggest stage.
Both squads will be looking to pick up points in this pivotal match as they fight to qualify for the knockout round in the stout Group C.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Odds
- 3-way handicap: Poland (-145) | Draw (+250) | Saudi Arabia (+360)
- Draw No Bet: Poland (-350) |Saudi Arabia (+260)
- Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 ( -108) | Under 2.5 (-126)
- Both Teams to Score: Yes (-110) | No (-116)
Poland vs Saudi Arabia odds are current as of 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at FanDuel Sportsbook.
At first glance, it appears as if oddsmakers have this match finishing fairly close. With Saudi Arabia’s recent scoring struggles, it will be hard to back them to get a result against Poland’s steady attack.
Immediately, the Under on the goal total as well as “No” for both teams to score could prove profitable. Poland should find a way to retain possession, as well as hold off any Saudi Arabia counterattacks.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction
Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia
With Lewandowski’s current form heading into the tournament, it will be hard to see Poland struggle despite Saudi Arabia’s hounding defense. The 34-year-old striker has managed to score 14 goals with two assists in only 12 games at Barcelona.
Poland’s play as a whole has been promising to see as the World Cup approaches. The team has managed to produce solid results against top-quality teams, defeating Wales as well as drawing with the Netherlands in the Nations League.
If Saudi Arabia decides to focus solely on Lewandowski, Poland has other formidable options that can score at any moment. Charlotte FC’s Karol Świderski has managed to score 10 goals in the MLS this season, as well as two goals this summer with the national team.
Saudi Arabia’s struggles to score will continue in this match. The team has only managed to score three goals this calendar year, and the inability to finish should be a big reason why they will struggle to make it past the group stage.
Despite Poland’s sub-par defense, Saudi Arabia will not capitalize on the chances they see in this match.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Tips
- Poland has dominated the head-to-head matchup versus Saudi Arabia with a 4-0 all-time record with the last win coming in 2006.
- Saudi Arabia conceded just six goals in World Cup qualifiers finishing top of its group.
- Poland has conceded 12 goals in the UEFA Nations League this year.
- Saudi Arabia has failed to score a goal in its last four matches and is set to play six exhibition games leading up to the World Cup as the team tries to find its form.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Best Bets
➕ Both teams to score (no) & Under 2.5 goals (+ 120) at FanDuel Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Poland’s experience at the top of the pitch provides all the confidence for this prop to hit. While the Qatar weather may favor the Saudi Arabian’s conditioning-wise, the Eagles’ world-class play at the striker position will see them finishing their chances as they come.
Lewandowski will surely score in this match and could provide an assist for the second goal.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s style of play does not bode well against an attack-heavy team like Poland. The Green Men have shown far too little in terms of a consistent attack leading up to the tournament.
Their inability to score goals gives me confidence that the trend will continue here against Poland.