Mexico will host Poland in Group C of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 4 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. The match venue is Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, ad-Doha, Doha.
Latest odds on betting sites
Mexico has their winning odds placed at 2.80 (+180; 9/5). Poland, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.10 (+210; 21/10).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Mexico — 35%, draw — 32%, Poland — 33%.
Latest betting odds on Mexico vs Poland (22 November 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Mexico — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Poland — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
Match preview and statistics
Mexico will be looking to get a win when they face Poland in their first World Cup game. El Tri is coming into the World Cup with poor form as they have lost three of their last five games in all competitions.
Mexico finished on the same points as Canada as they qualified for the FIFA World Cup in their last game. El Tri has a good attacking threat with Hirving Lozano who has shown how dangerous he is in the World Cup with an amazing goal during the last tournament against Germany.
Every World Cup fan would have heard about Guillermo Ochoa who produced an astonishing performance against Brazil during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ochoa will be looking to have another great tournament this year as he will be in goal for EL Tri.
Mexico team news: All players are fit and available
Poland has not been great in the World Cup in recent times as they look to start this with a win against Mexico. The Eagles finished third during the UEFA Nations League with seven points before coming to the World Cup.
Poland has a very strong attacking threat in Robert Lewandowski who is regarded as one of the best strikers in football. Lewandowski has started the season brilliantly for Barcelona as he looks to continue the form for his national team. Zielinski alongside Lewandowski in the attacking phase will be a strong test for Mexico.
The Eagles are decent defensively with two clean sheets in their last two games. Jan Bednarek will be looking to be the main man in the defence line to stop the attacking threat of Lozano and Mexico. With Wojciech Szczesny in goal, Poland has a solid world-class goalkeeper as they look to win their first game. A win against Mexico will be crucial as their next game will be against one of the favourites Argentina.
Poland team news: All players are fit and available.
Mexico vs Poland H2H
Mexico got a 1-0 victory over Poland in the last meeting between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Mexico's projected starting lineup:
- Guillermo Ochoa
- Jorge Sanchez
- Hector Moreno
- Jesus Gallardo
- Cesar Montes
- Andres Guardado
- Edson Alvarez
- Hector Herrera
- Hirving Lozano
- Raul Jimenez
- Alexis Vega.
Hirving Lozano is a key player for Mexico. The Napoli forward has been good this season scoring three goals and three assists in the league. Lozano will be looking to open his account at this year’s World Cup when they face Poland.
Poland projected starting lineup:
- Wojciech Szczesny
- Jan Bednarek
- Kamil Glik
- Jakub Kiwior
- Grzegorz Krychowiak
- Piotr Zielinski
- Sebastian Szymanski
- Nicola Zalewski
- Arkadiusz Milik
- Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski won the best striker of the year award at the Ballon d or. He is regarded as one of the best strikers of this generation as he looks to lead Poland to the World Cup. Lewandowski has been brilliant this season as he is the top scorer in La Liga with 13 goals. The Polish striker will be looking to open his account when they face Mexico in the first game of the World Cup.
Prediction and betting tips
Mexico is coming into this in poor form as they suffered a 1-2 defeat to Sweden in their friendly match. Poland got a 1-0 win over Chile in their last game. The Eagles have won two of their last four games in all competitions. I predict Poland to win.
Robert Lewandowski will be looking to announce his arrival in Qatar with a goal when they play Mexico. The Polish international has been great this season as he currently leads the goal-scoring chat in La Liga with 13 goals. Lewandowski is a known as goalscorer as he holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season. I predict Lewandowski to score anytime.
Betting prediction: Poland to win
Odds: 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Robert Lewandowski to score anytime
Odds: 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional)