Poland will take on Argentina in what promises to be a crucial match in Group C on Thursday. The race to make it to the knockout stage is still pretty much on track and it will be a closely-fought contest.
Lionel Messi-led Argentina were superb against Mexico in their last match and would want to continue with this momentum. However, they need to be sharp against Robert Lewandowski’s Poland.
FIFA WC Argentina vs Poland Teams News
Argentina Football Team News
For this match, Lisandro Martinez could be paired with Otamendi and will be taking charge of defense in this match. After his sterling goal in the last match, Enzo Fernandez could be used in the midfield for this game. scored a belter against Mexico and that could prompt Scaloni to use him in the midfield this time around.
After coming off the bench against Mexico, Julian Alvarez made quite an impression and Scaloni might consider benching Lautaro Martinez in favour of Manchester City’s striker.
Poland Football Team News
Poland does not have any major injury concerns ahead of this match. Milik could start in the playing XI and will combine with Robert Lewandowski as the major force in the Polish attack. Grzegorz Krychowiak will be the main man as far as their defense is concerned.
FIFA World Cup Argentina vs Poland Predicted Starting XI
Argentina Predicted Starting XI
E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; Fernandez, Paredes, De Paul, L. Messi (C), La. Martinez, Di Maria
Poland Predicted Starting XI
Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Zielinski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Frankowski; Milik, R. Lewandowski (C)
Poland vs Argentina Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Argentina have dominated Poland and have won six out of the 11 matches played between both the sides.
- As far as the FIFA World Cup is concerned, Argentina have faced Poland on two occasions in the FIFA World Cup. While Poland won the match in 1974, Argentina bounced back with a win in 1978.
- In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Argentina lost both of its matches against European sides.
World Cup FIFA Poland vs Argentina Fantasy Football Team
Goalkeeper: E. Martinez
Defenders: Cash, Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Tagliafico
Midfielders: Zielinski, De Paul, Paredes
Forwards: Messi (C), Lewandowski, Di Maria (VC)
Qatar World Cup Poland vs Argentina Match Details
Kick-off date: Thursday, December 1
Kick-off time: 12.30 am IST
Venue: Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
FIFA Match Poland vs Argentina Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live Streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Poland vs Argentina Match Prediction
After a loss in the first match, Argentina bounced back in some style and with the depth in their squad, they would want to march into the knock-outs. On paper, they are the better side and should win this match 2-1.