Ace Football previews the World Cup round 1 match between Mexico and Poland and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Mexico and Poland open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other on Tuesday. The game is staged at Stadium 974.
This is the opening match of the group stage for Mexico and Poland with both aiming to secure a good start to the tournament standings. Everyone knows this could be pivotal for a strong tournament. While Mexico join this game on Tuesday as number 13 in the FIFA world ranking, visitors Poland are number 26.
Mexico are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for first place in their group. They would be disappointed to end the tournament after only three matches. It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but with their qualifying campaign in mind Poland could pose a threat to most opponents.
Position in the World Cup standings: Mexico vs Poland
It has the look of a very equal affair when Mexico take on Poland this coming Tuesday. Securing three points in such a tough encounter could lay the groundwork for reaching the next stage, but it is a tough one to call. Poland or Mexico? Even the bookmakers have a hard time separating the two sides facing each other at Stadium 974. They look evenly matched, and they’ll be cautious of letting down their guard on Tuesday.
Team form: Mexico vs Poland
Mexico are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Colombia by a 3-2 score, before winning 4-0 against Iraq. They were back on the losing side in a 1-2 defeat against Sweden. Mexico claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured four defeats in this run.
In their last three matches, Poland lost against the Netherlands by 0-2, beat Wales by 0-1 winning 1-0 against Chile. Poland claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew two of the games, whilst losing four.
Betting stats and facts for Mexico and Poland
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Mexico and Poland. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- In 15 of the last 17 Mexico matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 Mexico matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Mexico have scored in 6 of the last 7 matches
- Poland have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches
- In the last 4 Poland matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 8 of the last 10 Poland matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Poland matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- Poland have conceded in 5 of the last 7 matches
Players in form: Mexico vs Poland
As the new World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Mexico and Poland this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Betting markets: Mexico vs Poland
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Mexico won four times, drew two and lost four times. Poland claimed four wins, drew two times and lost four in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
Both teams to score
Mexico scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Poland scored the opening goal in five from a possible ten games. Mexico managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Mexico’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 1.4 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of the previous ten matches which Poland played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.1 goals in these matches.
Betting prediction: Mexico vs Poland
To sum up, the upcoming match between Mexico and Poland seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.