Poland vs Argentina – Group Stage – Preview & Prediction | 2022 FIFA World Cup
When is Poland vs Argentina on and what time does it start? Poland vs Argentina will take place on Wednesday 30th November, 2022 – 19:00 (UK)
Where is Poland vs Argentina taking place? Poland vs Argentina will take place at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar
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What channel is Poland vs Argentina on in the UK? Poland vs Argentina will be televised live on BBC
Where can I stream Poland vs Argentina in the UK? Poland vs Argentina can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app
- Poland head into the final round of group stage fixtures at the top of Group C following their 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, giving them a total of four points after two matches, one more than their opponents here.
- Robert Lewandowski, Poland’s star striker is fresh from scoring his first ever World Cup goal and he could play a decisive role here if given the chance.
- When it was looking like Argentina were starting to run out of ideas against Mexico, Lionel Messi stepped up to open the scoring in some style, laying the foundations for a 2-0 victory which keeps their knockout qualification hopes in their own hands.
- Victory over Poland will be enough for Lionel Scaloni’s side to not only reach the round 16, but also win Group C provided that Saudi Arabia don’t better their score by a margin of at least two goals.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszysk; Zielinski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Frankowski; Lewandowski, Milik
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): E. Martinez; Montiel, Otamendi, Lisandro, Acuna; Di Maria, De Paul, Rodriguez, Mac Allister; Messi, Alvarez
QUESTIONABLE: Romero (Injured)
THE KEY STATS
- Poland have faced South American opponents on nine previous occasions at the FIFA World Cup (W4 L5) and have lost their last three matches at the finals without scoring a goal against CONMEBOL teams.
- If Poland progress from the group stage, it be the first time they play a knockout stage match since defeat against Brazil in the round of 16 in 1986
- A win or a draw for Poland would see them remain unbeaten in four successive FIFA World Cup matches for the first time since a five-match unbeaten run at the finals in 1982
- Poland have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four international matches
- Poland have kept a clean sheet in three successive World Cup matches for the second time in their history. The previous time being 1974-1978
- Against Saudi Arabia, Robert Lewandowski became the oldest goalscorer for Poland in the FIFA World Cup at the age of 34 years and 97 days, surpassing Grzegorz Lato (32 years and 75 days)
- Argentina have lost only one of their last 38 international matches (W26 D11).
- Argentina have kept 14 clean sheets in their last 17 international matches.
- Argentina have lost only two of their last 15 World Cup group stage matches (W10 D3)
- Argentina have lost only three of their last 15 World Cup group stage matches against European nations (W7 D5)
- Argentina have lost three of their last four World Cup matches against European opposition (D1)
- Argentina have qualified from their group in eight of their last nine World Cup appearances
- Lionel Messi has scored 12 goals in his last six international appearances for Argentina
- Against Mexico, Lionel Messi equalled Diego Maradona’s Argentinian record of 21 matches played at the World Cup
Argentina have been far from at their best across the tournament so far, but they will hope that their triumph over Mexico serves as a turning point. Poland are yet to concede in the group stage and once again, Scaloni’s men will need to breach a well-drilled backline. However, it’s hard to overlook the quality of all those players within this Argentina squad and strength-in-depth can prove so important in a crucial game such as this. Whilst Poland boasts their own trump card in Lewandowski, they may struggle to keep Messi and Argentina out. Consider utilising the draw no bet market to back an Argentina win.
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