After pulling one of the biggest upsets in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Saudi Arabia is set out to face Poland. The match between Saudi and Poland will follow after Tunisia vs Australia. Likewise, the fans remain divided on who will win the said match. Will the Arabian team pull off another fairytale-like victory? Let's have a look at their lineups, players, and more!
Heading towards the match, the Saudi team shocked the world with their victory against Argentina. And while Poland didn't bag the win in their game, Poland's lineup stays strong as ever. And here's the probable lineup for both teams!
Possible Lineup for both Poland and Saudi Arabia:
With four yellow cards in the match, Saudi Arabia must be cautious with its approach. Although Poland's first match in FIFA 2022 World Cup ended in a draw, the Polish team fought a hard fight.
And here's what we think the starting lineup of the match will be. Both Poland and Saudi Arabia prefer an aggressive formation.
- Goalkeeper: Wojciech Szczesny
- Defenders: Matty Cash, Kamil Glik, Jakub Kiwior, and Bartosz Bereszynski.
- Midfielders: Grzegorz Krychowiak, Nicola Zalewski, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, and Jakub Kaminski.
- Forward: Robert Lewandowski.
Saudi Arabian Lineup:
- Goalkeeper: Mohammed Al-Owais
- Defenders: Yasser Al-Shahrani, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Hassan Tambakti, and Saud Abdulhamid.
- Midfielders: Abdulellah Al-Malki, Salem Al-Dawsari, Mohamed Kanno, Salman Al-Faraj, and Firas Al-Buraikan.
- Forward: Saleh Al-Shehri.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia: Head to Head and Players to watch!
Despite the long history of Poland in FIFA, not once did the Polish team take the coveted FIFA World Cup home. Likewise, Saudi Arabia started appearing in FIFA in 1994. And the Arabian team never reached the finals, whereas the Polish squad were third twice in the past.
However, the Polish team hasn't been fairing in the last decade. In the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, Poland couldn't qualify. Likewise, they were eliminated in FIFA 2018's group stage.
With the players like Saleh and Salman pressing in the offence, Poland's Cash and co will have a hard time. As seen in their match with Argentina, Saudi's offside trap is formidable. As such, Robert and co will have a difficult time pushing for goals.
Kick-Off Time: Poland vs Saudi Arabia!
The second game of November 26, 2022, Poland vs Saudi Arabia, will kick off at 4:00 PM Qatar Time. On a similar time frame, Saudi's time is 4:00 PM Saudi Arabian Time. And the match will begin at 2:00 PM GTM+ Polish time.
The Polish Team vs the Saudi Arabian Squad History and Betting Odds
Poland and Saudi Arabia played four matches in the past. And in all of them, the Polish team came on top. However, will history repeat itself in the upcoming FIFA 2022 match?
Although Saudi bagged a shocking win in their first match, things for the middle eastern nation are still rocky. Similarly, despite the victory against a football giant, fans still aren't convinced of their soccer prowess.
The majority of the fans still consider Arabia as the underdog. With 54% of the fans on the Poland bandwagon, only 20% of the watchers put their money on Saudi Arabia. And around 26% of fans bet on the game ending on a draw.