In what would likely be his last, Poland and Robert Lewandowski begin his campaign against Mexico in Group C. Mexico has lost in the round of 16 in each of the last seven World Cups. The last time El Tri experienced the sweet nectar of a quarterfinal was at the home tournament in 1986. The last time Poland advanced past the group stage was in 1986. After just two games in 2018, their destiny was decided. Here is all the information you need to know about this meeting of two people with very specific goals.
Mexico team news
Since August, Raul Jimenez hasn’t played in a competitive match for either the club or his nation. The Wolves attacker decided to continue his recovery in Mexico with the medical staff of the national team after a difficult preseason. Six days before the start of the World Cup, Jimenez participated in the second half of El Tri’s friendly match against Sweden. It remains to be seen if Gerardo Martino would gamble with the number nine right away.
Poland team news
When deciding which players would work best in his hybrid system, Czeslaw Michniewicz should have a completely fit roster to choose from. On the penultimate weekend of Premier League play, Aston Villa full-back Matty Cash had a scare when he touched his shoulder, but he immediately allayed any worries. After the game, he admitted, “I’ve damaged my shoulder a little.” “It was kind of displaced last season, and I believe I’ve simply adjusted it slightly. However, I’m prepared. Anything I can do to get a World Cup roster spot. So I’m good.”
Mexico vs Poland score prediction
Mexico will undoubtedly prevail in the race for possession, largely because Poland doesn’t require the ball to be at its best, regardless of the game’s final score. Under Michniewicz and his predecessor, Paulo Sousa crosses into the box have been Poland’s main method of goal-scoring. Robert Lewandowski is a good target for any form of delivery, even if it isn’t the most complex (or effective) strategy. To counter this aerial attack, Martino can enlist the aerial prowess of 6’3″ Cesar Montes, in contrast to previous Mexico squads.
Prediction: Mexico 2-1 Poland
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