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Poland are going through a good period after Robert Lewandowski scored his first World Cup goal in a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Having defied expectations by topping Group C, Poland now need just a point against Argentina to secure their place in the last 16, while a win will see them top the group stage for the first time since 1982 when they finished third!
Such ambitions may require improved attacking play as Poland have managed just four goals in their last six games. However, their shortcomings up front have been offset by a ferocious defence that has managed four consecutive clean sheets, with another in this match representing a historic achievement as Poland have not finished any of their last 11 matches with Argentina without conceding (3-2-6).
Some have described Argentina’s 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia as “the biggest upset in World Cup history” and despite bouncing back with a 2-0 win over Mexico in their last game, Argentina could be eliminated if they don’t win. However, Lionel Messi’s talisman gives Albiceleste fans boundless confidence, and his long-range goal in Saturday’s win means he is simultaneously the youngest and oldest player to score and assist a goal in a single match since the 1966 World Cup.
With this likely to be Messi’s “last dance” on the world stage, Argentina will be hoping he can get through the group and continue the run to a first world title. Another strong start could help calm spirits as no team has managed to score the first goal against Argentina since November 2020, but with dramatic twists and turns marking a fascinating World Cup, we should perhaps expect this to be a tense match!
Key Duel: Wojciech Szczęsny saved a penalty in Poland’s win over Saudi Arabia, meaning he has now saved 11 of the 34 penalties he has faced since the summer of 2017 – a whopping 32.35%! He’ll face his Juventus teammate Ángel Di María, who has seen Argentina lose only once when he scored or assisted on a goal (35-2-1), although that was at the last World Cup.
Interesting stat: Since the 1970 edition, Argentina have recorded just one goalless draw in World Cup group stage matches.
World Cup trivia: The youngest coach at a World Cup was Juan Tramutola, who was just 27 when he coached Argentina at the 1930 edition.
OVER 2.5 GOALS Odds: 2.00
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