Poland Team Info – Can Lewandowski Finally Win?
This could be the last time Polish football fans get to see Robert Lewandowski in the World Cup. Granted, the striker has only featured in 1 previous World Cup, in 2018. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianszki is the only player in the current side to have played in 2 World Cups, as he was the backup keeper in the 2006 competition. Despite having only qualified for 3 World Cups since 1990, Poland has an impressive record in the tournament before then. In 1974 and 1982, Poland managed to secure third place finishes in the World Cup. After scoring 30 goals in their 10 qualifying matches, Poland look set to make an impact at the 2022 World Cup.
The first choice goalkeeper of the Polish team is Wojciech Szczesny, but they can also use Lukasz Fabianski. In defence, they have vice captain Kamil Glik, who has 96 caps for his country. Next to him, they can use Jan Bednarek, Tomasz Kedziora, Bartosz Bereszymski, Matty Cash, or Arkadiusz Reca. In the middle of the field, they have options such as Grzegorz Krychowiak, Kamil Grosicki, Piotr Zielinski, Karol Linetty, Mateusz Klich, or Maciej Rybus. Their attacking force will be led by their most capped and leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 76 goals from 132 caps. Next to him, there are players such as Karol Swiderski, Krzysztof Piatek, Arkadiusz Milik, and Adam Buksa, who scored 5 goals from his 9 appearances in the qualifiers.
Saudi Arabia Team Info – Will the Climate Help Them?
After finishing first in the AFC World Cup qualifiers, ahead of teams such as Australia and Japan, Saudi Arabia qualified for the 2022 World Cup. It will be their sixth World Cup, and the first with their manager Herve Renard. Saudi Arabia had their best run in the 1994 World Cup, their World Cup debut, when they managed to reach the round of 16. Since then, they have failed to replicate that run. In 2018, they were placed into a group with Uruguay, Egypt, and the hosting nation, Russia. In their first game, they played against the hosts, and were thrashed 5-0. Things did not get better in their second game, when they were beaten by Uruguay 1-0. In their final game, they managed to beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt, to salvage 3 points and come in third place.
The current players who have worn the Saudi Arabian shirt all play in the domestic league, the Saudi Pro League. There are plenty of players from Al-Hilal, including goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais; defenders Yasser Al-Shahrani, Saud Abdulhamid, Ali Al-Bulaihi, and Mohammed Al-Breik; midfielders Abdullah Otayf and Abdulellah Al-Malki; and strikers Abdullah Al-Hamdan, and Saleh Al-Shehri. Those who play in Al-Shabab include midfielders Fahad Al-Muwallad, Nawaf Al-Abed, and Hattan Bahebri.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Head-to-head
Saudi Arabia has played against Poland on 4 separate occasions. They played each other 3 times in the 90s, with Poland winning all the games. The most recent match came in 2006, when Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in an international friendly.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Preview
There are plenty of bets you can make on this match. If you want to bet on Poland, you can choose to place a matchbet or you can ramp up their betting odds with handicaps, combination bets, and a number of game props such as will Lewandowski score, will Poland win both halves, and more. You can find all the same bets for the underdogs Saudi Arabia, for whom the odds on all of these bets will be significantly longer.
With handicaps you can pick a team to win by a certain margin or more, or you can choose a handicap that favours that team and they will only be required to not lose by more than that margin. There are three different types of handicap that can be applied.
For example, if you were to bet on Poland to win against Saudi Arabia with a handicap of -2.5 then that would require Poland to finish the game at least 3 goals clear of their opponents. If you apply a handicap of -3 to Poland then they will need to finish the game 4 goals ahead of Saudi Arabia, but if they only manage to finish 3 goals ahead then the outcome will be considered a draw and you will receive your stake back. You can choose a mixture of the two in a -2.75 handicap which will put half your stake on Poland to win with a handicap of -3 and the other half will go on Poland to win with a handicap of -2.5. This way, if they finish the game with 4 or more goals than Saudi Arabia then you will receive your full winnings, but if they only manage to win the game by 3 goals, then you will receive half your stake back.
Over/Under Total Goals
Total goals bets do not relate to which team will win the match, but instead how many goals will be scored in the game. You will need to pick a betting line and then bet on whether the game will finish with over the number of goals defined by the line, or under that number of goals. For example, if you think Poland and Saudi Arabia will only score 1 goal or the game will end goalless, you can bet on the game to finish with 1.5 goals or under.
Double chance bets are a great way to insure your bet so that you are less likely to lose. This is a bet on the result of the game but you will be able to bet on two possible outcomes. For example, you can bet on Poland to win or the game to end in a draw, Poland or Saudi Arabia to win, or on Saudi Arabia to win or the game to end in a draw. If the match ends in one of the two chosen outcomes, you will win your bet.
And Countless More
There are many more bets that will be available on the match between Poland and Saudi Arabia. Either team to score in the first 5 minutes, Poland to win the first half, Saudi Arabia to keep a clean sheet, Saudi Arabia to score the first goal, Poland to win both halves, both teams to score 2 or more goals, Poland to reverse the result, Saudi Arabia to score 2 or more goals, are just some of the many options that may interest you.
It is also worth checking out what types of bets are listed in the match combos, where two or more selections are combined to bring even larger odds. You can find some of the bets listed above combined with match bets, double chance bets, total goal bets, and more. For example: Poland to score the first goal and win the match, both teams to score and Saudi Arabia to win, Poland to score 4 or more goals and win, Saudi Arabia to win the first half and Poland to score the first goal, and a lot more.
The most important thing to consider when making your World Cup match bets is to keep track of how much you are spending. With the games coming frequently in the group stage, it is highly recommended that you make a budget for yourself and do not spend over your limit. If you need more information on the subject, then you can turn to organisations such as gambleaware.co.uk