Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the World Cup match between Poland and Saudi Arabia. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Poland take on Saudi Arabia in round two of the World Cup group stage. The upcoming game will take place at Education City Stadium on Saturday.
Poland rank number two on one point after their opening match in Group C, while Saudi Arabia have three points as number one. According to Fifa, Poland look into their fixture with Saudi Arabia as number 26 in the world ranking. The visitors sit as number 51.
Poland 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. Saudi Arabia arrive at the World Cup with mischief on their mind, but seeing them get beyond the group would indeed raise some eyebrows.
World Cup table overview: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
Heading into their next World Cup match Poland will be disappointed not to come out the other end with a win. They should have enough quality to see off Saudi Arabia as they look for plain sailing in the group. Saudi Arabia came away with a tight 2-1 win against Argentina in a close first match of the group. Not the biggest of wins but a win, nonetheless, laying a solid foundation to build on in the World Cup.
Team form: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
Poland look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them go undefeated. They ran out 0-1 and 1-0 against Wales and Chile respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Mexico, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw. The Eagles claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured three defeats in this run.
Saudi Arabia Form
Saudi Arabia collected four points from a possible nine in their last three matches. An encounter with Panama brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Argentina by a 1-2 scoreline. The Green Falcons claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew five of the games, whilst losing two.
Betting stats and facts for Poland and Saudi Arabia
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Poland and Saudi Arabia played across all tournaments.
- In the last 3 Poland matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In the last 5 Poland matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 9 of the last 11 Poland matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Poland have not lost the last 3 matches in a row
- Poland have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In the last 17 Saudi Arabia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 18 of the last 20 Saudi Arabia matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Saudi Arabia have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
- Saudi Arabia have conceded in the last 3 matches in a row
- Saudi Arabia have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
In-form players: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
Despite scoring just once in six World Cup games, Poland still expect Robert Lewandowski to add to his collection of goals sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia put their faith in Saleh Al-Sheri to handle the Polish defence and improve his recent strike rate of three goals in six World Cup games.
Popular markets: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
Poland claimed all three points four times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Saudi Arabia have won three of their last 10 games, while drawing five and losing two in this series of matches.
Both teams to score
Poland scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Interestingly, Saudi Arabia scored the opening goal of the match in just one in their last ten games. Poland have not conceded a goal in 3 consecutive games. In the last 10 games played, Saudi Arabia opened to scoring only once, while Poland scored the opener five times in their last 10 games.
Poland saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of one goal during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in one of Saudi Arabia’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.6 goals in these matches. Poland’s last 3 matches had less than three goals.
Suggested bet: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
To sum up, the upcoming match between Poland and Saudi Arabia seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.