World Cup 2022 Poland vs Argentina Tips and Predictions

Jack Critchley
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Poland vs Argentina - World Cup 2022
Poland vs Argentina – World Cup 2022

Argentina and Poland face one another in the final Group C match at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Poland picked up a vital victory against Saudi Arabia on Saturday lunchtime and have given themselves a realistic chance of qualifying for the round of 16. They have kept consecutive clean sheets, although they needed Wojciech Szczesny to save a penalty in order to preserve their one goal lead. At the other end of the field, Robert Lewandowsi has finally scored his first World Cup goal and having got that monkey off his back, he should be able play with a little more freedom here.

Argentina have been surprisingly poor so far in Qatar. Nevertheless, Lionel Scaloni’s side still have a decent chance of qualifying although they will need to take three points from this encounter. Lionel Messi has dug them out of a hole on numerous occasions and his passion shone through against Mexico. They will need their talisman to be at his best on Wednesday evening.

Argentina have been priced up as the odds-on favourites with Bwin and can be backed 10/21. Poland cannot be discounted and are priced at 25/4.

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Poland vs Argentina Betting Tips

Neither of these sides has looked particularly convincing so far and somewhat surprisingly, neither team is close to securing their passage to the round of 16. Poland look capable going forward, yet leaky at the back whereas Argentina look solid enough in defence, yet struggle for ideas in the final third. There is plenty at stake here and this could end all-square.


Neither side will want to crash out at this stage of the tournament. There is an expectation that each of these two teams will qualify for the next round and as a result, they cannot afford to sit back and play for a point. This could be an entertaining contest.


All eyes will be on both Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski, and although the latter is likely to be involved, the former should be able to notch for the third successive game. He has been giving rousing speeches post-match and was demanding an increase in the intensity from his team-mates. He may drag Argentina into the knock-out rounds kicking and screaming.


Poland vs Argentina Analysis


Poland will once again rely upon Robert Lewandowski, however, Napoli’s Piotor Zielinski has been excellent and is starting to recapture his club form. 

Key Player/s: Robert Lewandowski, Kamil Glik. 

Team news: Czeslaw Michniewicz made several changes ahead of the second fixture and he may opt to recall Damien Szymanski and Jakub Kaminski. 

Predicted Lineup: Wojciech Szczesny, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Jakub Kiwior, Matty Cash, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Krystian Bielik, Piotr Zielinski, Szymon Zurkowski, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Robert Lewandowski.


Lionel Scaloni has struggled to pick his best XI so far and without the services of Giovani Lo Celso, he has struggled to find the right balance. Prior to their second group match, he changes three of his four defenders and two of his three midfielders. 

Key Player/s: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria. 

Team news: Lionel Scaloni has made changes to both his defence and midfield across the first two matches and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see further tinkering here. Lisandro Martinez is likely to be preferred to Cristian Romero, who looked uncertain throughout the 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia. 

Predicted Lineup: Emi Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Nahuel Molina, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Otamendi, Rodrigo de Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Alexis Mac Allister, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi

Poland vs Argentina Prediction

There is plenty of expectation on both of these sides and there may be some nervy moments across the 90 minutes. Nevertheless, it should be a good game and chances will be created by both sides.

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