Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction & Betting Odds – 2022 World Cup: Who Will Win?

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TournamentFIFA World Cup 2022
TimetableSaturday 26th of November at 16:00 GMT
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The 22nd match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will see UEFA nation Poland take on Middle Eastern representatives Saudi Arabia.

It’s also the second match to take place on November 26th, while it’s scheduled to kick-off at 4pm local time at the Education City Stadium.

The Saudis stunned the entire world in their WC opener, beating second favourites Argentina 2-1 to end the side’s 35-match unbeaten run. So, they’ll be looking to potentially seal a last 16 place with another victory here, against a Poland side that looked laboured an uninspired during their 0-0 draw with Mexico.

Football is a tricky game, but our team analysis will help you make your predictions! Whether it's for the casual bettor looking to get involved with World Cup betting or an experienced pro who wants to discover the best bookmakers in Ireland- we've got everything laid out.

💯 Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Odds

The next step is to consider the primary football betting markets in relation to Poland vs Saudi Arabia, including match winner, both sides to score and over/under wagering for the total number of goals scored. We’ve also listed the latest real-time Poland vs Saudi Arabia odds from our recommended betting sites.

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🏅 Poland vs Saudi Arabia: Match Winner Odds

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Poland to Win1.631.501.771.751.601.601.80
Saudi Arabia to Win5.526.755.205.005.255.254.60
Draw3.653.703.603.503.603.503.50

⚽ Poland vs Saudi Arabia: Both Teams to Score Odds

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Yes2.061.952.081.911.901.911.91
No1.771.701.741.801.831.801.80

🥅 Poland vs Saudi Arabia: Over/Under 2.5 Goals

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Over 2.5 Goals2.022.012.202.002.051.951.73
Under 2.5 Goals1.771.701.681.701.771.752.00

Poland vs Saudi Arabia Match Prediction Summary
🏟️ Poland vs Saudi Arabia Poland to Win
🏆 Best Match Wins Odds1.63
⚽ Best Both Teams to Score Odds2.06 (y) / 1.77 (n)
🥅 Best Over /Under 2.5 Goals 2.00 /1.77
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🏠 Poland World Cup News

Poland is currently ranked 26th in the world by FIFA, with the same rankings establishing them as the 15th best European side. This is considerably higher than their matchday rivals Saudi Arabia, who are currently ranked 53rd in the world and largely expected to exit the tournament at the group stage. However, despite Poland’s strong finish during UEFA World Cup qualification (they won five and lost just one of their final seven matches), the nation has endured inconsistent form during the most recent summer.

In fact, they won only one of four UEFA Nations League matches in June, with this run including a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Belgium in Brussels.

They then toiled in the Qatar heat during their stalemate with Mexico, with talisman Robert Lewandowski missing a penalty as his wait for a first WC finals’ goal continues.

🏆 Poland World Cup History

Poland has appeared in eight previous World Cups, having initially made their debut in 1938. Here, they exited in the first round, losing 6-5 in a stunning clash against Brazil in Strasbourg.

The country wasn’t able to qualify again until 1974, at which point Poland was considered to be one of the strongest teams in Europe. Boasting star players like Grzegorz Lato and Andrzej Szarmach, Poland won six of their seven matches during the tournament, eventually sealing third place after a decisive 1-0 defeat to West Germany in the second group stage.

Poland performed similarly in 1978, while the country secured another third-place finish in 1982. This marked the end of the nation’s so-called “golden generation”, however, with a round of 16 exit in 1986 (when Poland scored just a single goal in four matches) followed by three consecutive finals for which they failed to qualify at all.

This run was halted in Japan and South Korea in 2002, since which Poland have qualified for three of the five finals hosted. However, they’ve failed to progress beyond the group stage on each occasion, winning just three of nine finals’ matches and scoring just six goals.

✔️ Poland Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Despite a challenging qualifying draw in UEFA Group I (which also featured England, Albania and a fast-improving Hungary side), Poland managed to win six of their 10 matches in total and were beaten only twice.

This secured second place just two points ahead of Albania, while England topped the group with an impressive eight-point cushion.

This saw Poland enter Play-Off Path A, where they initially received a bye into the final following the disqualification of Russia. Then, the side beat Sweden 2-0 in Chorzów to book their place in the Middle East this winter.

DateMatchFinal ScoreWinner
25th March 2021Hungary vs Poland3-3Draw
28th March 2021Poland vs Andorra3-0Poland
31st March 2021England vs Poland2-1England
2nd September 2021Poland vs Albania4-1Poland
5th September 2021San Marino vs Poland1-7Poland
8th September 2021Poland vs England1-1Draw
9th October 2021Poland vs San Marino5-0Poland
12th October 2021Albania vs Poland0-1Poland
12th November 2021Andorra vs Poland1-4Poland
15th November 2021Poland vs Hungary1-2Hungary
24th March 2022Poland vs RussiaCancelledCancelled
29th March 2022Poland vs Sweden2-0Poland

⭐ Poland Players to Watch

Most of the Polish players are relatively well-known, as they play in some of Europe’s best leagues. The team at Betinireland has also picked out three that you should keep your eyes on!

  • Robert Lewandowski: There’s a great deal on the shoulders of Robert Lewandowski, who despite having yet to open his World Cup finals’ account, remains firmly established as Poland’s captain, talisman and record goal scorer. This predatory finisher has 76 goals in 135 international games, while his club career has also yielded a staggering 558 goals in just 765 appearances, including 344 in 375 games for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. Since Barcelona on a free transfer this summer, Lewandowski has made a total of 19 appearances across all competitions and scored 18 times already.
  • Nicola Zalewski: While Roma’s creative midfielder Nicola Zalewski has only earned eight caps since his debut in September 2021, he’s already emerged as one of the most coveted young stars in Europe. Blessed with excellent close control and superb passing, he adds some much-needed creativity to Poland’s workman-like side, and he’s likely to start the group stage matches during the WC. While he has yet to score to his nation, he provided an excellent assist to Adam Buska for the seventh goals in the 7-1 thrashing of Marino.
  • Arkadiusz Milik: The experienced Arkadiusz Milik is another key player in the Poland squad, and one who is in the midst of his physical peak at the age of 28. Dynamic and full of running, he has struck 16 goals in 62 international caps to date, including the third in a 4-1 win over Andorra during WC qualifying. Milik also has an excellent strike rate over the course of his club career, with the Juventus striker plundering 139 goals in 322 appearances. He currently plays on loan at Serie A club Juventus. He didn’t start against Mexico, but will be chomping at the bit to make his mark against the Saudis.

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✈️ Saudi Arabia World Cup News

As we’ve already touched on, the Saudis arrived in Qatar ranked 53rd in the world, while the same listings rank them as the sixth-best AFC side. However, they qualified for Qatar in impressive fashion, losing just one of their 18 matches across the second and third rounds and securing an automatic place ahead of Japan and Australia (both of these sides are currently ranked higher than Saudi Arabia).

Despite some impressive performances in WC qualification, however, the Saudis have only won two of their last nine competitive matches prior to the finals, losing to Jordan (1-0) and Morocco A’ (1-0) during the 2021 Arab Cup group stage in the process.

Subsequent friendly defeats to Colombia and Venezuela in Spain will have also raised concerns ahead of the finals, with neither having qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, the side were full of running, intensity and belief when they defeated Argentina in one of the great WC upsets, and will take on Poland in a genuinely positive and confident state of mind.

🏆 Saudi Arabia World Cup History

The Saudis are making their sixth WC finals’ appearance in Qatar, with each of these having come during the last eight tournaments dating back to 1994. Prior to this, they failed to enter at all until 1978, while they weren’t able to achieve qualification until a memorable tournament in the US 16 years later. Here, the Saudis won two of the four matches and qualified for the round of 16 at the first attempt, with Saeed Al-Owairan’s spectacular solo goal in a 1-0 victory over Belgium providing an obvious highlight. While Saudi Arabia qualified for the next three World Cups too, they lost all nine of their matches and shipped a disappointing 26 goals (including an infamous 8-0 defeat to Germany in 2002).

A two-tournament hiatus followed in 2010 and 2014, but the Saudis finally return in Russia four years ago. While they went out in the group stage once again, they did manage to win their first WC match (2-1 against Egypt) since 1994, and have since followed this up with their superb win against Argentina.

✔️ Saudi Arabia Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Seventh-ranked Saudi Arabia received a bye to the second round of AFC qualifying, during which they topped Group B while winning six (and drawing two) of their eight matches.

This saw them progress to Group B in the third round, where the Saudis faced a tough challenge to qualify ahead of Japan and Australia.

However, they upset the odds winning seven and losing just one of their 10 qualifying matches, beating both Japan and Australia at home to secure top spot by a single point.

DateMatchFinal ScoreWinner
10th September 2019Yemen vs Saudi Arabia2-2Draw
10th October 2019Saudi Arabia vs Singapore3-0Saudi Arabia
15th October 2019Palestine vs Saudi Arabia vs0-0Draw
14th November 2019Uzbekistan vs Saudi Arabia2-3Saudi Arabia
30th March 2021Saudi Arabia vs Palestine5-0Saudi Arabia
5th June 2021Saudi Arabia vs Yemen3-0Saudi Arabia
11th June 2022Singapore vs Saudi Arabia0-3Saudi Arabia
15th June 2022Saudi Arabia vs Uzbekistan3-0Saudi Arabia
2nd September 2021Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam3-1Saudi Arabia
7th September 2021Oman vs Saudi Arabia0-1Saudi Arabia
7th October 2021Saudi Arabia vs Japan1-0Saudi Arabia
12th October 2021Saudi Arabia vs China PR3-2Saudi Arabia
11th November 2021Australia vs Saudi Arabia0-0Draw
16th November 2021Vietnam vs Saudi Arabia0-1Saudi Arabia
27th January 2022Saudi Arabia vs Oman1-0Saudi Arabia
1st February 2022Japan vs Saudi Arabia2-0Japan
24th March 2022China PR vs Saudi Arabia1-1Draw
29th March 2022Saudi Arabia vs Australia1-0Saudi Arabia

⭐ Saudi Arabia Players to Watch

The chances are that you won’t know too many Saudi Arabia players, even after their stunning victory over Argentina. However, our team has managed to identify three standout performers below, while asking what sets them apart from their peers!

  • Salem Al-Dawsari: There's a noticeable lack of goals in the Saudi side, with the top scorer in their most recent squad being the experienced midfielder Salem Al-Dawsari (who scored a spectacular winner against Argentina in match one). The talented 31-year-old has won 65 caps so far and scored 17 goals, including an impressive seven in 18 AFC qualification games for the 2022 World Cup. Al-Dawsari also enjoyed a career best goalscoring season for Al-Sadd in 2021/22, hitting the net 18 times in 36 appearances at a rate of a goal every two matches. So, he’ll be confident of completing his rich vein of form as the tournament continues.
  • Fahad Al-Muwallad: While Fahad Al-Muwallad may have been in and out of the Saudi squad of late, he offers another prominent goal threat in his role as winger or wide forward. To date, he has made 74 appearances in the Saudi Arabia front line and scored 17 goals for his country, including four in 11 appearances in 2021. What’s more, the talented forward has 81 goals in 254 club career appearance, so the Saudis will want to ensure that he’s fit and available for the group stage.
  • Saleh Al-Shehri: Al-Shehri scored the equaliser against Argentina, powering past Spurs’ defender Christian Romero before striking low into the bottom right-hand corner. This highlighted the striker’s predatory instincts, while adding to an already impressive strike rate of 11 goals in just 21 international appearances to date. The 28-year-old plundered seven of these during World Cup qualifying, (including two in a 5-0 thrashing of Palestine), while he also had 45 club career goals to his name is 165 appearances in total so far.

📰 Saudi Arabia World Cup News

🥇 Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction - Who Will Win?

Prior to the opening WC fixtures, this may have seemed like an easy game to call, but Saudi Arabia showcased impressive defensive qualities and no little attacking threat (alongside some incredible intensity) during their win against Argentina.

Conversely, Poland looked unambitious and lethargic against an energetic Mexican side, while the Poles’ lack of attacking threat is strange considering they have one of the world’s best strikers leading the lines.

Ultimately, the Saudis have the momentum heading into this game, while their familiarity with the Middle East’s heat and humidity should mean that they’ll be ready to go again at the Education City Stadium on November 26th.

So, we’re backing them to spring another surprise here (in the bookies eyes at least), and potentially seal an unexpected space in the last 16 of the tournament.

Our Poland vs Saudi Arabia match prediction: Poland to win.

🔍 Our Poland vs Saudi Arabia Betting Tips?

Despite the opening round of fixtures and our prediction, Poland remain heavy favourites to beat the Saudis, so their short price isn’t necessarily conducive to straight match betting. However, you’ll find immense value in backing the Saudis to win again, particularly at a current price of 4.80 with Ladbrokes.

Regardless of which team wins, however, we don’t think that there will be a significant number goals in the game, so you may also want to back there being under 2.5 goals scored in total at a price of 1.75 with BetVictor.

We’d also avoid backing both sides to score, especially when consider the relatively compact nature of the Polish defence and the Saudi’s lack of a consistent, potent goal scorer.

Poland Vs Saudi Arabia Betting Tip #1: We’d also avoid backing both sides to score, especially when consider the relatively compact nature of the Polish defense and the Saudi’s lack of a potent goal scorer.

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✒️ Lewis Humphries - Sports Journalist, Tipster and Betting Expert

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This Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction was written by Lewis Humphries. Lewis is a business and iGaming copywriter from the UK, who has a passion for sports betting and online casino gaming. He's reviewed some of the world's leading casino platforms, while creating blog posts and landing page content for various sports betting brands.

His content has also featured on a number of different sites, including Life Hack, Investopedia, Yahoo Finance and Business Insider. He also pens regular sports features for sites including 90 Minutes, Think Football Ideas and Sportsblog.

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