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Tuesday's World Cup match in Group C could be considered an elimination game when Mexico and Poland battle, knowing that Argentina has been made the odds-on favorite to take first place in the group.
Mexico vs Poland Picks & Score Predictions
As many pundits are calling this game the runners' up game in Group C, a tight matchup is expected and the total eludes to that too with 2.5 goals shaded heavily to the 'under' at -175 odds.
Despite national recognition and vast experience in major tournaments, Mexico's flaw is its inability to score consistently and Poland's issue is similar except it does one of the best goal scorers in the world.
If you're keen on approaching the 90 minutes from a betting perspective, the draw proposes an intriguing angle into the match. Both would be happy with a point to kickstart the competition, with the prospect of a 0-0 or 1-1 showing likely to tempt plenty of punters' hands in Group C.
Mexico vs Poland Best Bets
Though, in truth, a victory here will have either side in the driving seat. Follow a three-point haul in the opening match combined with a potential win against Saudi Arabia, and the knockout stages will come calling.
To err on the side of caution, let's lock in under three goals accompanied by a Poland or Draw 'Double Chance' selection. So, if we see few goals, as one may expect in the opener, and anything over than a Mexico win, it'd be a profitable jaunt into Group C for us at odds of +105. With this pick, we've got the potential of a Lewandowski showing sprinkled with a touch of lethal brilliance on our side.
Mexico vs Poland Odds
At +175 for Mexico and +180 for Poland, the bookmakers are still determining which way the pendulum will swing. And it's no wonder. When analyzing the sides, there's not too much between them. However, the Robert Lewandowski factor, the ability to find the net in any given situation, could prove decisive.
The draw is priced a touch higher (+200) than if you were to lean towards either camp—something to consider, for sure. We've seen that this Mexico team can restrict opponents to few gilt-edged opportunities through the qualification stages, conceding just eight goals in 14 matches. Granted, The Tricolor had to pit their wits against the likes of El Salvador and Honduras, but you can only beat what's in front of you.
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Poland Betting Outlook & Players to Watch
Robert Lewandowski's Polish ensemble locked in the nation's ninth World Cup outing in Qatar, following 32 goals scored (including playoffs) in the qualifying stages. Only England (39), Germany (36), and the Netherlands (32) produced more in Europe.
So, keep the Barcelona front man quiet, and you have a chance - that'll be the instruction from opposing managers in Group C.
Mexico Betting Outlook & Players to Watch
In the Mexican corner, Gerardo Martino's squad kept more clean sheets throughout the CONCACAF's third round of qualifying than any other competing country. If the head coach can formulate a plan to blunt Poland's strikeforce, perhaps a Raul Jiminez in less than perfect shape and Hirving Lozano, to name just two, can usher Mexico towards a share of the spoils in the curtain-raiser.
Poland vs. Mexico Betting Resources
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022
- Matchup: Group C
- Stadium: Stadium 974
- Location: Ras Abu Aboud, Qatar
- TV-Time: FOX, 11:00 a.m. ET
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