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Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction – 2022 World Cup

Sean Fenech
November 22, 2022
Modified: November 23, 2022

Poland, a member of UEFA, will play Saudi Arabia, a team from the Middle East, in the World Cup’s 22nd game in Qatar in 2022. Additionally, it’s the second game on November 26 and is slated to begin at 4 p.m. local time at Education City Stadium. Both sides will be seeking to earn crucial points in the battle to the last 16 as their Group C opponents Argentina and Mexico begin play later that day at 10 p.m. But who will win this battle? Although football is a challenging sport, our Poland vs Saudi Arabia prediction and World Cup 2022 predictions will assist you in making your picks! We have everything laid out, whether it’s for a novice gambler trying to get into World Cup betting or a seasoned veteran.

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Our Poland vs Saudi Arabia prediction: Poland to win.

Poland Preview

Poland is presently rated 26th in the world by FIFA, making them the 15th best European team according to the same rankings. Compared to their matchday foe Saudi Arabia, who is presently rated 53rd in the world and is widely anticipated to leave the tournament at the group stage, this is a significant improvement. Poland had a good finish in UEFA World Cup qualifying (winning five and losing only one of their final seven games), but the country has had erratic play since.

They only managed to win one of the four UEFA Nations League games they played in June, which included a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Belgium in Brussels.

World Cup History

Poland made its debut in 1938 and has since participated in eight World Cups. Here, they were eliminated in the first round after falling to Brazil in a thrilling match in Strasbourg, 6-5.

Poland wasn’t able to qualify once more until 1974, by which time it was regarded as one of Europe’s top teams. With notable players like Grzegorz Lato and Andrzej Szarmach, Poland won six of their seven games throughout the competition, and despite a resounding 1-0 loss to West Germany in the second group stage, they ultimately finished third.

Poland did similarly in 1978, as it once again finished third that year. The so-called “golden generation” of the country, however, came to an end with Poland’s elimination in the round of 16 in 1986 (during which time they managed just one goal in four games) and their failure to get to the finals of the next three tournaments.

After this streak was broken in 2002 in Japan and South Korea, Poland qualified for three of the five finals that were held there. However, they haven’t advanced past the group stage on any time; they have won just three of the nine finals games, and they have scored just six goals.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Poland was given a difficult qualifying group in UEFA Group I, together with England, Albania, and a rapidly rising Hungary team, but they still managed to win six out of a possible ten games, losing only twice.

With just two points separating second place and Albania, England won the group with a commanding eight-point lead.

Following Russia’s disqualification, this resulted in Poland entering Play-Off Path A, where they initially had a bye into the final. The team then defeated Sweden 2-0 to secure their spot in the Middle East for coming winter.

Date Match Final Score Winner
25th March 2021 Hungary vs Poland 3-3 Draw
28th March 2021 Poland vs Andorra 3-0 Poland
31st March 2021 England vs Poland 2-1 England
2nd September 2021 Poland vs Albania 4-1 Poland
5th September 2021 San Marino vs Poland 1-7 Poland
8th September 2021 Poland vs England 1-1 Draw
9th October 2021 Poland vs San Marino 5-0 Poland
12th October 2021 Albania vs Poland 0-1 Poland
12th November 2021 Andorra vs Poland 1-4 Poland
15th November 2021 Poland vs Hungary 1-2 Hungary
24th March 2022 Poland vs Russia Cancelled Cancelled
29th March 2022 Poland vs Sweden 2-0 Poland

Poland Players to Watch

Due to their participation in some of the top leagues in Europe, the majority of Polish players are rather well-known. Additionally, as part of our football predictions, the Betiton team has chosen three for you to pay attention to!

  • Robert Lewandowski, who continues to serve as Poland’s captain, talisman, and record goal scorer, has a lot on his shoulders. This deadly finisher has scored 76 goals in 132 international matches. In just 751 club games, he has also tallied an astounding 546 goals, including 344 in 375 matches for Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich. Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona this summer on a free transfer, has started three La Liga games and already scored four goals.
  • Nicola Zalewski has only received seven caps since making his debut in September 2021 for Roma, but he has already established himself as one of the most sought-after young talents in Europe. He offers some much-needed creativity to Poland’s stolid side and is set to start the World Cup group stage matches because to his great tight control and superb passes. Although he has yet to score for his country, he gave Adam Buska a fantastic assist for the seventh goal in the 7-1 drubbing of Marino.
  • Arkadiusz Milik: At the age of 28, Arkadiusz Milik, an accomplished player, is in the midst of his physical prime. He is a significant member of the Poland team. He has scored 16 goals in 62 international matches to date, including the third in a 4-1 victory over Andorra during World Cup qualification. He is a dynamic and quick shooter. The Juventus striker Milik had a great strike rate during his professional career, scoring 139 goals in 322 games. He is presently playing for Juventus in Serie A on loan.

Saudi Arabia Preview

The Saudi Arabians, who are now ranked 53rd in the world and sixth in the AFC, will take the field in Qatar as we’ve already said. However, they impressively qualified for Qatar by dropping only one of their 18 games in the second and third rounds, earning an automatic spot in front of Japan and Australia (both of these sides are currently ranked higher than Saudi Arabia).

The Saudis have only won two of their past nine competitive games despite some strong showings during World Cup qualifying, falling to Jordan (1-0) and Morocco A’ (1-0) at the 2021 Arab Cup group stage.

Both Colombia and Venezuela recently lost friendly matches in Spain, and neither team qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will have added to the anxiety going into the finals.

World Cup History

The Saudis will compete in the World Cup finals for the sixth time, all of which have occurred in the past eight competitions dating back to 1994. They had previously been unable to compete until 1978, and it took them till a famous match in the US 16 years later for them to qualify. Here, the Saudis won two of the four games and automatically advanced to the round of 16, with Saeed Al-Owairan’s incredible solo goal in a 1-0 triumph against Belgium serving as an unquestionable highlight. Saudi Arabia did qualify for the following three World Cups, however they lost all nine of their games and let up a dismal 26 goals (including an infamous 8-0 defeat to Germany in 2002).

After a two-tournament break in 2010 and 2014, the Saudis made their triumphant comeback in Russia four years ago. They lost against Egypt 2-1, but they did manage to win their first World Cup match since 1994 even though they were eliminated in the group round once more.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Seventh-ranked Saudi Arabia won Group B, earning a bye to the second round of the AFC qualifying process. They also won six (and drew two) of their eight games.

Due to this, they advanced to Group B in the third round, where the Saudis had a difficult task to qualify before Japan and Australia.

They defied expectations, winning seven and losing only one of their 10 qualifying games, defeating both Japan and Australia at home, and won by one point to take first place.

Date Match Final Score Winner
10th September 2019 Yemen vs Saudi Arabia 2-2 Draw
10th October 2019 Saudi Arabia vs Singapore 3-0 Saudi Arabia
15th October 2019 Palestine vs Saudi Arabia vs 0-0 Draw
14th November 2019 Uzbekistan vs Saudi Arabia 2-3 Saudi Arabia
30th March 2021 Saudi Arabia vs Palestine 5-0 Saudi Arabia
5th June 2021 Saudi Arabia vs Yemen 3-0 Saudi Arabia
11th June 2022 Singapore vs Saudi Arabia 0-3 Saudi Arabia
15th June 2022 Saudi Arabia vs Uzbekistan 3-0 Saudi Arabia
2nd September 2021 Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam 3-1 Saudi Arabia
7th September 2021 Oman vs Saudi Arabia 0-1 Saudi Arabia
7th October 2021 Saudi Arabia vs Japan 1-0 Saudi Arabia
12th October 2021 Saudi Arabia vs China PR 3-2 Saudi Arabia
11th November 2021 Australia vs Saudi Arabia 0-0 Draw
16th November 2021 Vietnam vs Saudi Arabia 0-1 Saudi Arabia
27th January 2022 Saudi Arabia vs Oman 1-0 Saudi Arabia
1st February 2022 Japan vs Saudi Arabia 2-0 Japan
24th March 2022 China PR vs Saudi Arabia 1-1 Draw
29th March 2022 Saudi Arabia vs Australia 1-0 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Players to Watch

You probably won’t be familiar with many Saudi Arabian players. However, our team was able to pinpoint three standout performers who are listed below!

  • Salem Al-Dawsari: There is a glaring goal scoring deficit in the Saudi team, with the seasoned midfielder Salem Al-Dawsari leading the way in their most recent roster. The gifted 31-year-old has so far amassed 65 appearances and 17 goals, including an astounding seven in 18 AFC World Cup qualifying games. In addition, Al-Dawsari had his finest goalscoring season with Al-Sadd in 2021/22, scoring 18 goals in 36 appearances, or one per two games. He will thus come in Qatar in top shape.
  • Fahad Al-Muwallad: Although he has recently been in and out of the Saudi team, Fahad Al-Muwallad still presents a significant goal threat in his position as a winger or wide forward. He has made 70 front-line appearances for Saudi Arabia to date and has netted 17 goals for his nation, including four in 11 games in 2021. Additionally, the Saudis will want to make sure the gifted attacker is healthy and available for the group stage given his 254 club appearances and 81 goals in that time.
  • Saleh Al-Shehri: The Al-Hilal striker is most likely to be the Saudi Arabian team’s go-to goal scorer in time for the World Cup. The 28-year-old has already made an impression at the international level, scoring eight goals in just 16 games played thus far. He also has 45 club career goals in 165 appearances, seven of which came during the two AFC qualification rounds (two of which came in a 5-0 hammering of Palestine).

Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Odds

The key football betting markets for Poland vs Saudi Arabia, including as match winner, both teams to score, and over/under wagering on the total number of goals scored, are then taken into account. The most recent real-time online sports betting odds from our sportsbook are also provided.

Match Winner

Poland to Win Saudi Arabia to Win Draw
1.72 4.50 3.50

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Over 2.5 Goals Under 2.5 Goals
1.96 1.72

Who Will Win? Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction

Once more, this is likely one of the simplest games to predict in the group stage since Poland has far more talent and experience at the highest level of international football.

Since both teams are in Group C’s bottom two spots and need three points to increase their chances of moving on to the knockout rounds, this game is probably a must-win for both teams.

As a result, we anticipate Poland to win this match with a margin of victory that will allow them to improve their goal differential.

Our Poland vs Saudi Arabia prediction: Poland to win.

Our Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Tips

Poland are obviously strong favourites to defeat Saudi Arabia, thus one of our World Cup tips is that their low price may not be ideal for straight match betting. Poland would need to win by two or more goals in order for the bet to win, but you could choose a handicap of -1.5 goals to increase your odds.

If you anticipate a lopsided Polish victory, you could also wager on the game having over 2.5 goals scored. Finally, we advise against betting on both teams to score in the Poland vs. Saudi Arabia matchup. This is especially true when you take into account how compact the Polish defence is and how lacking a strong goal scorer the Saudis are.

Sean Fenech

Content Writer at Betiton™

Sean has been writing casino and iGaming content ever since 2018. Moreover, he is also an alumnus of the University of Malta, having graduated with an M.A. in English in 2020. Finally, he also manages the Betiton Medium blog, where he publishes research into the history of popular casino games. You can access this blog here: https://betiton.medium.com/