Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
Time: 04.12.2022, 06:00 PM
Defending Champion France will lock horns with Poland at the Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday. Both sides head into this encounter following a defeat in their last match; however, Les Bleus' side stands a better chance of advancing to the next round.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
FIFA Ranking: 4th
Last three matches: WWL
Deschamps's 100% record in the tournament came to an end following their defeat against Tunisia. Les Bleus bowed to a loss against Tunisia after playing almost all their fringe players, having already confirmed a knockout place. Even still, the French probably should have had an equalising goal had Antoine Griezmann not been called offside.
France maintained their stance at the top of the log with six points from a possible nine, the same as Australia, who won two in three.
It’s a bit worrying for the French side, who have conceded first in all their last three matches. Les Bleus will have to play with more intensity and focus if they are to secure a win here.
France Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud.
FIFA Ranking: 26th
Last three games: DWL
The Polish side are lucky to have made it to this level as they secured the knockout spot by virtue of a lower yellow card tally. Poland kicked off their World Cup campaign with a (0-0) stalemate against Mexico; however, they secured their first win against Saudi Arabia. Poland were tied on points with Mexico in Group C, having picked up four points in three games.
Poland registered two goals in just one of its three group games, with their two strikes both coming against Saudi Arabia. Head coach Czeslaw Michniewicz knows that his side has to improve if they are to have any chance against the World Cup title holders.
Poland Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Krychowiak, Bielik; Frankowski, Zielinski, Kaminski; Lewandowski.
Expert Betting Tips
Both sides have met sixteen times, with Poland winning just three times and managing five draws. Poland are on a seven-match winless run against France dating back to a 4-0 friendly win in 1982.
France remain a threat to any side in this tournament with a tremendous attacking partnership of Mbappe, Giroud and Dembele. They also have a solid defence and average midfielders, and we expect them to secure a halftime win here for 1.72.
Poland are incredibly defensive, but France like to play a fast-paced game that should draw their fellow Europeans out of their shell. We expect to see more than two goals here for 1.89.
A correct of (3-0) might surface here for 6.90.