Poland takes on Saudi Arabia after securing a point against Mexico but will Robert Lewandowski and Co. make the same mistakes as Argentina? Here’s how to bet the Poland vs Saudi Arabia match on the moneyline, spread, and Over/Under total odds.
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Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Lines
Poland: Relying on Lewandowski
Poland enters this clash with a taste of bitterness from their opener against Mexico, where they could potentially have come out victorious but took only a point in a goalless draw instead.
They allowed the Mexican side to have the ball possession advantage. Still, they appeared dangerous on the break on a couple of occasions, missing their chance for a lead in the 58th when Lewandowski failed to be accurate from the penalty spot, denying his nation a much-desired success.
The problem with Poland’s national team is that they rely solely on Robert Lewandowski. The team is just an average squad without huge potential if he does not perform at his usual best.
The goalless stalemate played out against Mexico will do well to survive in the collective consciousness by the end of the group stage, but to qualify further, they will need to beat Saudi Arabia on Saturday because they will play wounded Argentina in the final match.
They have no injury issues, so they will probably use the same starting lineup, but if you’re betting online, you should check the official lineups before placing your bet.
Saudi Arabia: Surprise Package
Some will argue that it was the biggest upset in the history of the World Cup Finals. A national holiday was declared at home in celebration after Saudi Arabia came from a goal down to upset Argentina in their opening World Cup Finals fixture.
Group exits have become the norm for Saudi Arabia since 1994 and winning games have been a challenge in the early stage of the World Cup Finals. A win on Saturday will be enough for them to qualify further in the competition, while a draw does leave Saudi Arabia in a decent position going into their final Group fixture against Mexico.
Saudi Arabia won their World Cup qualifying group with seven wins, one draw, and two defeats, and this will mark their sixth appearance at this forum in the last eight World Cups.
None of the players in the squad perform in major leagues at this point, but some might play in Europe next year. Saudi Arabia was the expected weakest team in the group, but they are not that bad, right? Their fighting spirit is unreal and we expect them to continue to play well, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Match Information
- Match: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26, 8:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Education City Stadium (Al Rayyan)
- How to watch Poland vs Saudi Arabia: fubo.tv
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Picks & Prediction
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
Poland enters this clash as the favorite, priced at -130 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while Saudi Arabia is priced at +380. A win for Saudi Arabia will see them clinch a spot in the knockout stages, but they will also be happy with a draw. On the other side, Poland is in a must-win situation, so they will have to take a risk from the game’s first whistle. They are a bit underpriced here, so we will avoid this market. They must change their system and have an attacking approach on Saturday to win.
- Worth Betting Against the Spread?
Saudi Arabia will work hard for Herve Renard, but quality should be on Poland’s side. Still, given their struggles from the first match combined with Saudi Arabia’s rock-solid defense, we expect this to be a draw. The value is on Saudi Arabia +½ at +110. Poland lacks attacking firepower, they lack creativity, and they will have all sorts of problems against Saudi Arabia.
- Worth Betting the Totals?
While most of Saudi Arabia’s recent games were friendlies, we still can use them to our benefit. All ten recent games ended with less than three goals. Only three out of ten had more than one goal. Poland lacks attacking firepower and we don’t expect them to score more than one goal. The goal line is set at 2½, and we expect this clash to stay under.
SCORE PREDICTION: Poland 1, Saudi Arabia 1