Poland will host Argentina in Group C of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 30 November 2022. The match venue is Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, ad-Doha, Doha.
Latest odds on betting sites
Poland has their winning odds placed at 8.50 (+750; 75/10). Argentina, on the other hand, has their winning odds placed at 1.60 (-167 American; 3/5 Fractional). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 4.40 (+340; 17/5).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Poland — 12%, draw — 22%, Argentina — 66%.
Latest betting odds on Poland vs Argentina (30 November 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Poland — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Argentina — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
Match preview and statistics
Poland got a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their first win of the World Cup. Piotr Zielinski opened the scoreline in the 40th minute with a top finish into the net. Saudi Arabia was awarded a penalty in the 45th minute after a foul in the box. Wojciech Szczesny saved the penalty and the rebound as the score remained 1-0.
Robert Lewandowski doubled their lead in the 82nd minute with a cool finish into the net. Poland created five big changes during the game with 1.56 expected goals. They had nine shots during the game with three on target. Poland played so well as they hit on the counter while they sat back after getting the goal.
Poland will need to be at their best to stop Argentina and qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. A deep block might be necessary to stop Argentina from penetrating and creating chances. Stopping the great Lionel Messi will be key in the game as he was the difference maker in their last game against Mexico. Poland will need to close him down tightly and prevent him from getting any opportunity to shoot.
Poland team news: All players are fit and available.
Argentina bounced back with a tough win against Mexico after a disappointing defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening game. Lionel Mess opened the scoreline in the 64th minute with a nice finish from 25 yards into the bottom corner. Enzo Fernandes doubled their lead in the 87th minute with a curling effort into the top corner.
Argentina was poor in the first half as they failed to create enough chances in a very physical game. They started the second half on a strong note and dominated the game after Messi scored a wonderful goal. Argentina had two shots on target with 0.32 expected goals as both goals were a result of beautiful strikes.
Argentina needed to start with a midfield of De Paul and Enzo as the latter showed his ability after he came on and scored a goal against Mexico. Julian Alvarez also had another great outing coming on with his movement disrupting the opponents. Argentina will have to be on their best game to get a win against Poland in a crucial game.
Argentina team news: All players are fit and available.
Poland vs Argentina H2H
Poland got a 2-1 win over Argentina in the last meeting between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Poland projected starting lineup:
- Wojciech Szczesny
- Jan Bednarek
- Kamil Glik
- Jakub Kiwior
- Grzegorz Krychowiak
- Piotr Zielinski
- Sebastian Szymanski
- Nicola Zalewski
- Arkadiusz Milik
- Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski scored his first World Cup goal against Saudi Arabia in their 2-0 win. Lewandowski is the highest goalscorer in Poland’s history with 77 goals in 136 appearances. The Polish striker also provided an assist in their win over Saudi Arabia.
Argentina projected starting lineup:
- Emi Martinez
- Nahuel Molina
- Cristian Romero
- Nicolas Otamendi
- Marcos Acuna
- Rodrigo De Paul
- Leandro Paredes
- Lionel Messi
- Angel Di Maria
- Lautaro Martinez
- Julian Alvarez
Lionel Messi scored an outstanding goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico. Messi also provided an assist in an impressive performance. The Argentine forward has scored the most goals in the country’s history (92). Messi has scored two goals in the World Cup while providing an assist.
Predictions and betting tips
This is a tough and decisive game as Argentina look to qualify for the knockout stages. Argentina has scored a goal in five of their last five games in all competitions. Poland has scored a goal in three of their last five games in all competitions. The game will have a lot of goals as both teams try to get a point or win to qualify. Argentina is the stronger side in this fixture. I predict both teams to score and Argentina to win.
Four of the last five Argentina games have ended in over 2.5 goals. This decisive game will have both teams trying to attack to get the winning goal. Both teams have top attackers Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski and they will be looking to get goals in the game. I predict over 2.5 goals in the game.
Betting prediction: Both teams to score and Argentina to win
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional)