Mexico and Poland will kickstart their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with a Group C fixture Ras Abou Aboud Stadium on Tuesday.
Poland finished second in their World Cup qualification group and have a solid squad at their disposal to cause few hiccups for opponents in this tournament. Mexico, on the other hand, were level on points with Canada, but can be a dangerous side on their day.
For Mexico, Henry Martin is gunning to take the field and he should lead the line if Jimenez is not fit enough to even take the bench. At the same time, Jesus Corona has already been ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury.
Mexico Predicted Starting XI: Ochoa; Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Guardado; Lozano, Martin, Vega
Poland, on the other hand, will not be able to avail the services of Bartlomiej Dragowski, Jacek Goralski and Adam Buksa who have all been ruled out with their respective injuries. However, Robert Lewandowski, will be the key man for the side in front of the goals.
Poland Predicted Starting XI: Szczesny; Bednarek, Glik, Kiwior; Bereszynski, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Szymanski, Zalewski; Swiderski, Lewandowski
Mexico vs Poland Head-to-Head and key numbers
- Poland and Mexico have both won three games respectively out of the total eight matches played between the sides.
- The previous match between Mexico and Poland in the FIFA World Cup took place back in 1978. It resulted in a 3-1 win for Poland.
- Mexico have played 57 matches in the World Cup, but have not reached the final. This is the most for any side in the competition.
- Poland are in the ninth World Cup but have not been able to qualify for the knock-out stages since 1986.
Mexico vs Poland Fantasy Football Team
Defenders: Sanchez, Gilk, Moreno, Gallardo
Midfielders: Krychowiak, Guardado, Lozano, Swiderski
Strikers: Martin, Lewandowski
Mexico vs Poland: Live streaming, details
Kick-off Date: Tuesday, November 22
Kick-off Time: 09:30 PM IST
Venue: Stadium 974
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Mexico vs Poland Prediction
Both these sides look rather even on paper and we expect a real dog-fight on Tuesday. The sides have enough promise and potential but have often faltered when the pressure is amped. Expect a drawn contest on Tuesday.