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Poland vs Saudi Arabia: World Cup preview

Group C has been thrown on its head after the Arabic nation downed Argentina to open their tournament, sparking hopes of a Middle Eastern team reaching the knockouts in Qatar.

Up next is a Poland team which underwhelmed in a goalless draw against Mexico.

Robert Lewandowski’s missed penalty deprived the Europeans of the chance to snatch all three points in their bid to reach the knockouts for the first time since 1986.

Here are all the details ahead of the game…

Date, kick-off time and venue

Poland vs Saudi Arabia is scheduled for a 1pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, Qatar will host the match.

Where to watch Poland vs Saudi Arabia

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 12.30pm.

Live stream: The BBC iPlayer will broadcast the match live online.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Poland vs Saudi Arabia team news

Krystian Bielik is a minor doubt for Poland while Bartosz Bereszynski picked up a muscle injury against Mexico.

Arkadiusz Milik could be thrown on from the start to provide a little more attacking initiative.

Yasser Al-Shahrani is out of the World Cup for Saudi Arabia after requiring surgery on a horror collision in their opening game.

Poland vs Saudi Arabia prediction

Genuinely one of the hardest games of this World Cup to predict, it seems most sensible to expect Saudi to crash back to earth but the Poles have not looked convincing for some time.

A 0-0 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The teams have never played competitively but met for three friendlies in 1994.

Poland wins: 4

Draws: 0

Saudi Arabia wins: 0

Poland vs Saudi Arabia match odds

Poland: 3/4

Draw: 13/5

Saudi Arabia: 4/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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