Route to the World Cup
The 2022 World Cup will be the 9th time Poland has qualified to play in the finals. Their last appearance was in Russia 2018 where they were knocked out in the group stages, as they were in 2002 and 2006. The golden age of Polish World Cup football came between 1974 and 1986. In the 1974 World Cup held in Germany, Poland had an amazing tournament and finished in 3rd place beating Brazil 1 – 0 and the scorer that day, Grzegorz Lato, finished the tournament as top scorer with seven goals. They also finished in 3rd place in the 1982 World Cup held in Spain. They would ultimately be knocked out in the semi-finals by Italy and beat France to claim 3rd place. Poland qualified for the 2022 World Cup finishing second in their group and beating Sweden 2 – 0 in a play-off final.
The Saudi Arabians had to wait until 1994 before they qualified for their first World Cup, hosted in the USA. They went on to their best finish making the round of 16, beating Morocco and Belgium in the group stages. Qualifying for the next three successive World Cup finals they failed in 2010 and 2014 before regaining status for the 2018 Russia World Cup. They were knocked out in the group stage beating Egypt and losing to Russia and Uruguay. They won their AFC World Cup qualification group for 2022 to book their place in Group C, which also includes Mexico and Argentina.
The 2022 World Cup will see Poland play Saudi Arabia for the 4th time. On the three previous meetings, Poland has won all three matches and remain unbeaten against Saudi Arabia.
Current Odds at mr.play
You might look at a potential football match-up and decide it is difficult to predict the winner. That is when you may want to explore alternatives such as goals betting markets and we have several to choose from here at mr.play. Let us take Poland v Saudi Arabia as the example, where you can get odds of 1/50 if the game ends over 0.5 goals, or if it ends under 0.5 as a goalless draw you can currently obtain 17/2. Looking at the game ending with more goals, over 2.5 goals will payout 22/25 whereas under 2.5 goals will return 79/100. If you think this match will be a goal-fest and ends over 4.5 goals then the odds are 103/20. If you place a wager for under 4.5 goals to be scored then prices are currently 2/25. We have 10 different betting options in the over/under goals market here at mr.play giving you all the choice you need. Of course, we offer many more markets. You can get odds of 13/20 on Poland to win, 14/5 on a draw and 43/10 on a Saudi win.
Can Poland re-visit their form from the glory years of 1974 and 1982 and beat Saudi Arabia to increase their chances of reaching the knockout stages for the first time since 1986? Can Saudi Arabia create an upset and score match-winning goals using their experience of the conditions in the mid-east heat? This will be a great game to watch so check out all the different betting markets for Poland v Saudi Arabia here at mr.play.