Match Today: Saudi Arabia vs Poland 26-11-2022 Qatar World Cup 2022
Poland faces Saudi Arabia at the Education City Stadium, in a match that is set to be a decisive match for the future of Group C in the World Cup in Qatar. Poland held a goalless draw with Mexico, and while they could consider themselves unlucky after missing a potentially decisive penalty, they played second fiddle to the Mexicans for the majority of the match.
Words are not enough to describe the scale of Saudi Arabia's victory over Argentina. Already labeled the biggest World Cup upset of all time, the jubilation was so great that Wednesday was declared a national holiday in the country.
Should the Saudi side claim points here, they will be in a great position to secure progression, while Poland need maximum points to ensure their fate does not slip away against Argentina in the final round.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia
Despite Poland's shy performance, the point was still a point, and it also marked the Polish team's third unbeaten game of the tour, particularly after they kept all three clean sheets. However, their goal-scoring has not been at its best in recent matches.
Despite admitting to playing against some tough opponents such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Wales, Poland have failed to score in three of their last five matches, while they have scored more than once in just one of their last seven international matches.
In addition, serious questions must be asked about the credentials of the Greater Poland Championship. They exited UEFA Euro 2021 winless, while winning just one of their last seven major matches in the tournament, including a poor showing at the 2018 World Cup. In regards to Saudi Arabia, the credits must go to head coach Hervé Renard, Who arguably masterminded the tactical tournament in the tournament against Argentina, while his achievement of winning the Africa Cup of Nations with two different teams (Zambia and Ivory Coast) is indicative of his major pedigree in the tournament.
Formally, Saudi Arabia has now lost only one of its last nine matches, winning three of them. Their defense was top notch, too. Besides containing just one goal for Argentina, they have managed goals in five of their last nine matches, while twelve of their last sixteen matches have failed both teams to score. Their defense was top notch, too. Besides containing just one goal for Argentina, they have managed goals in five of their last nine matches, while twelve of their last sixteen matches have failed both teams to score.
Their defense was top notch, too. Besides containing just one goal for Argentina, they have managed goals in five of their last nine matches, while twelve of their last sixteen matches have failed both teams to score.
Saudi Arabia vs Poland
Poland have failed to score in three of their last five matches Poland have won only one of their last seven matches in major tournaments Saudi Arabia have lost only one of their last nine matches Saudi Arabia have kept five clean sheets in their last nine matches Saudi Arabia have not lost in their last five matches Away from home Poland have only won two of their last seven international matches despite missing a crucial penalty, Robert Lewandowski remains Poland's strongest threat at the moment.
Mate Cash was one of the players who stood out against Mexico, his movement on the flanks creating valuable spaces for Poland's attackers to take advantage of their air superiority. As far as the Saudi side is concerned, the credit must go to the defense line of Saudi Arabia, who gave everything they had in order to put on a historic show for their nation. That is, goalkeeper Al Owais has been great in front of goal, as he has been a major contributor to his excellent defensive performance in recent matches.
On the offensive side, Saleh Al-Shehri scored a beautiful goal to raise the level of the match, while it was his second goal in his last three matches with the national team. Although Poland has the strongest team on paper, it is difficult to stand by the hosts in such low odds After the impression they made on Tuesday evening.
The Polish national team has been poor on the offensive front and does not possess impressive credentials in the tournament as far as recent years are concerned, and it is certainly presented very short against a Saudi team full of confidence after its historic inaugural victory.