Robert Lewandowski’s side will have a tricky assignment in their chase for World Cup glory. The team will take on Argentina, Mexico, and minors Saudi Arabia in Group C. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the 2022 World Cup.
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Record Breaker with Bayern Munich
Lewandowski has finished as Bundesliga’s top scorer for the fifth year in a row and seventh time overall. He scored 35 times across the 34-game season for record champions Bayern Munich, averaging a goal every 82 minutes. The reigning two-time Best FIFA Men’s Player also broke the Bundesliga record for most single-season away goals with 19.
Lewandowski, with the club since the summer of 2014, is currently contracted with the club until 30 June 2023 but his future with the Bavarian giants is unclear. Despite Bayern insisting he is not for sale, Barcelona has not given up on Lewandowski just yet. But they have opted to approach this saga rather patiently.
The Poland striker scooped the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for the second year running, two days after chalking up his 300th league goal. Two seasons ago, he broke Gerd Mueller’s legendary record of 40 Bundesliga goals in a single season despite missing four games due to injury in April and was rested for one match in October 2020.
The 33-year-old, nicknamed “The Body” by teammates, is famous for his fitness regime and hopes to stay injury-free in order to play and score in as many games as possible to better his own record. With 35 goals scored last term, the 33-year-old finished comfortably clear of Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe with 28 goals, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, both with 27 goals, in the final pan-European scoring charts.
Lewandowski now holds the record for fastest hat-trick (three minutes, 22 seconds), fastest four-goal haul (five minutes, 42 seconds), the fastest five-goal salvo, and the first player to score five times as a substitute in the German league. You can’t go wrong with Lewandowski so we recommend you include him in your soccer picks and parlays no matter if he stays or leaves the club.
Lewandowski with Poland
Robert Lewandowski has been often criticized for not stepping up for Poland in big games. He has managed to answer those critics with a good performance in the World Cup qualifiers and his next target is to continue this good form come November.
Poland finished second behind England with Lewandowski scoring eight goals in 10 games for his country. The team was forced to play a double-legged tie against Sweden beating them 2-0 on aggregate with the Polish superstar scoring once from the penalty spot. He played 132 games for Poland across all competitions scoring 76 goals in the process. If you’re soccer betting online you should back to Poland to score in each game.
With a record-setting 16th goal in European qualifying in 2018, Robert Lewandowski led Poland’s charge into a first World Cup since 2006. The Polish striker acknowledged that he felt powerless to prevent Poland from being eliminated from the World Cup because he simply had no chances to score in the three group games.
Lewandowski is much more than just a finisher, and over his career, he has learned to adapt to different roles depending on what’s been required under different coaches and systems. This versatility is what makes him one of the most complete strikers in football today. He is ready for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. All in all, it’s been an extremely productive career so far for a man who turns 34 in August so this might be his final World Cup.
World Cup Expectations
After qualifying for the World Cup, Poland played four Nations League games back in June winning just once in the process beating Wales 2-1. They’ve lost both fixtures with Belgium and they were kept to a 2-2 draw by the Netherlands. Lewandowski played three of the four games scoring one goal in the process.
Poland were drawn into Group C together with Argentina, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia and everyone is expecting them to earn a knock-out stage spot. They are priced at +900 to reach the semis and at -140 to qualify in the last 16 according to the latest soccer odds. Lewandowski is priced at +4000 to win the Golden Boot for the most goals in the tournament. They will first play Mexico and you can find them at +160 on the three-way Moneyline while the goal line is set at two.