Poland vs. Saudi Arabia Betting Tips: Robert Lewandowski backed to return to goalscoring form
Poland face Saudi Arabia at 1pm on Saturday and we’ve gone ahead and previewed the match, provided two single tips, and then combined them into a Bet Builder that pays 9/1...
For team news, Poland look to have their full 26-man squad fully fit whereas Saudi Arabia picked up two injuries in their heroic win over Argentina.
Yasir Al Shahrani, unfortunately, suffered a fractured jaw against Argentina and Salman Al Faraj is still a doubt after coming off early.
Kicking off our bet builder for this game is Poland’s main man Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish international has established himself as one of the best strikers of all time in the past few seasons, and since he joined Barcelona, the narrative hasn’t changed.
This season he already has 18 goals in 19 games for Barcelona as well as a goal for Poland in the Nations League. Despite missing a penalty last game I still think he’s great value for a goal against Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia showed some inspirational defending against Argentina and played the game of their life, but I don’t think that is going to be the case against Poland. I think it was a classic case of a big game, big performance against one of the tournament favourites.
Will a game against Poland be enough motivation for them? Or will they fold after one decent performance?
This won’t be a game where they are clinging on to their tournament hopes and I worry that will work against them meaning they be undone by Poland.
Lewandowski is priced at 13/10 (Betfair) to score a goal which is a crazy price for a striker with a record like his.
Normally he’d be priced at under evens for a goal so to see him at this price is worth taking on, especially when you consider that Poland are odds on to win this game. If they are to win, it’d be strange for Lewandowski to not be involved in the goals.
Next up is something that I believe is massively overpriced.
Saud Abdulhamid was one of the heroic defenders that played their part in the victory against Argentina. Now whilst Poland might not be as good as Argentina, they’re still expected to have the majority of the ball against Saudi Arabia, which should result in some of the Saudi players getting fairly frustrated.
Against Argentina, Abdulhamid committed a whopping six fouls! Argentina were relentless in attack and every time they came at him he had an answer: the answer was to chop whatever player came his way.
When we take a look at the fouls market for this game against Poland, he’s priced at 11/4 to commit two or more fouls, which is a stunning price when you consider the six he did last game.
Poland are most likely not going to be as relentless as Argentina but they still have the talent to control this game and he’s likely to be playing against Zalewski who is a 20-year-old fairly pacey winger and has the ability to run this right-back all over the pitch. 11/4 seems incredibly generous for a team that should be on the back foot all game.
That makes the Bet Builder out to be 9.18/1 with Betfair when you combine both selections.
As always, best of luck to everyone that follows and make sure to gamble responsibly over the World Cup.