On Saturday, the second round of Group C matches will take place at the Education City Stadium with Poland taking on Saudi Arabia. The Green Falcons startled Argentina on Tuesday, pulling off the World Cup’s first significant upset, and they’ll be hoping to build on that performance. Poland’s World Cup campaign got off to a rough start as Mexico held them to a scoreless stalemate.
In the 22nd minute, Guillermo Ochoa in goal for the South Americans denied Robert Lewandowski the chance to give Biao-Czerwoni the lead from the penalty spot. Poland has now lost twice and drawn once in their previous four competitive games, going winless in three of those contests. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, stunned tournament favorites Argentina 2-1 by rallying from a goal down at the half.
Hervé Renard’s team lifted the intensity in the second half after going behind a goal from Lionel Messi in the first half, scoring two goals in five minutes to defeat the Argentines. With a strong showing on Saturday, Saudi Arabia, who is presently leading Group C, will attempt to establish their claim for a spot in the knockout rounds.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia – Important Points:
Poland has won each of the previous four meetings between the teams, making this their fifth overall meeting. In April 1994, Tomasz Wieszczycki scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give Biao-Czerwoni a 1-0 friendly victory in the first meeting between Poland and Saudi Arabia. Poland prevailed 2-1 in their most recent meeting, which took place in March 2006 at the King Fahd International Stadium.
Saudi Arabia has won three games and drawn four others since June, being unbeaten in seven of their past eight games overall. Except for their goalless draw against Mexico, Poland has won two of their last three games.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia – The Prediction:
Saudi Arabia will enter the weekend with enormous confidence after an outstanding performance against Argentina. We forecast that they will maintain the positive momentum from their triumph on the first day and restrict Poland to a share of the spoils.
Poland 1-1 Saudi Arabia
Poland vs Saudi Arabia – The Tip:
1: Results – Draw
2: Total Corners 10 – Yes
3: Total Goals 3 – Yes
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