Poland vs Saudi Arabia.
The first day of Group C saw Poland draw nil-nil with Mexico. Currently without a goal in four World Cup games, Robert Lewandowski is a great striker for Poland. For Poland to succeed in the match and score a goal, their star forward must step up. Both teams failed to score in the opening period of play in 11 of the 12 FIFA World Cup games.
Seven of the first twelve games in the group stage ended without a BTTS, making the first round of group games largely low-scoring. Against Mexico, Poland only managed to keep 39% of the ball while firing six shots, only two of which found their mark. If Saudi Arabia is to be defeated, the offensive must be far stronger.
In their opening match, Saudi Arabia likewise played very cautiously. Only 30% of Argentina's possessions belonged to the Green Falcons, but that was to be expected. In the second game, the defensive tactics of the Saudis should provide Poland more opportunities to possess the ball. Renard also used a 4-2-3-1 defensive formation.
It's possible that Saudi Arabia won't be able to match their performance from the first game. To win all three points, the Polish should prevail 1-0 over the Green Eagles. Argentina, who began the World Cup as the second favorite to win it, may now feel extra pressure as a result of the victory.
For this prediction: Poland to win and over 2.5 goals, 2.13 Odds.
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