Poland will continue their World Cup journey on Saturday when they take on Saudi Arabia, who are currently leading their group, at Education City Stadium in Qatar. Both teams are competing in their first World Cup match against one another, but they have faced off against one another four times before in international friendlies, with Poland coming out on top in every single one of those contests. Poland and Mexico played to a 1-1 draw in their opening match of the group round, while Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina by winning their first game of the competition 2-1. If Saudi Arabia prevails over Poland, they will almost certainly go to the knockout stages of the competition.
How to watch and odds
- The date is Saturday, November 26, and the time is 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).
- The stadium in Education City is the location.
- FOX and Telemundo on television; fuboTV for live streaming (Try for free)
- Odds: Poland -135; Draw+255; Saudi Arabia +380 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Poland: After Argentina’s shocking loss to Saudi Arabia, the Polish team now has a wonderful opportunity to stake their claim in the group and make a name for themselves. In their first match, the team did not take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to them, which allowed Mexico to control possession while they did not appear to be particularly dangerous in their assault. The forward Robert Lewandowski had the best chance, but Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa was able to save his penalty kick effort. This was the best chance the Polish team had. He has yet to score a goal in the World Cup in any of his previous appearances. If they want to go toe-to-toe with a high-pressing Saudi Arabian team, the team will need to be less careful.
Saudi Arabia: After their historic victory over Argentina to start off the group stage, they are currently in first place in the group. After scoring the game-winning point on Tuesday, all eyes will be on Salem Al-Dawsari in the curling competition. The team has a chance to win the group if they are successful, and if they can keep their timing accurate on their high line, they will score another goal. Because the defense will be responsible for containing Lewandowski, expect Mohamed Kanno to make things difficult for Poland in the middle third of the field.
Lewandowski scores the game-changing goal, but Saudi Arabia is going to control the rest of the game and achieve a result. Pick: Poland 1, Saudi Arabia 1