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Poland vs Argentina: Predictions, tips & betting odds

09:35 GMT 29/11/2022
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The pressure is on Lionel Messi and his side to deliver in the final group game and that could lead to a nervy encounter

Argentina face a huge game on Wednesday evening as they take on Poland with both teams trying to make it out of Group C and into the knockout stages.

La Albiceleste could have been eliminated had they lost their second game to Mexico, but Lionel Messi inspired them to a tough 2-0 win to keep the South Americans' hopes alive.

Poland meanwhile currently top the group and a point would be enough to book their place in the last 16.

Poland vs Argentina latest odds

The Europeans are clear outsiders for the game with bet365 offering them at 5/1 (6.00) for a win, with the draw available at 16/5 (4.20).

Despite losing their first game to Saudi Arabia and looking nervous against Mexico, Lionel Scaloni's men are big favourites at 1/2 (1.50) to claim the victory.

Poland vs Argentina first goal scorer odds

Lionel Messi has scored the opening goal in each of his side's two matches in the tournament so far and the 35-year-old is priced at 13/5 (3.60) to break the deadlock once more.

Lautaro Martinez meanwhile is offered at 9/2 (5.50) with Julian Alvarez at 5/1 (6.00).

Robert Lewandowski scored his first ever World Cup goal in the victory over Saudi Arabia at the weekend and the Barcelona forward is available at 15/2 (8.50) to open the scoring.

Poland vs Argentina preview

There was wild euphoria after Argentina's win over Mexico, yet the job is far from done for La Albiceleste and a slip-up against a well-organised Poland side could yet leave them out of the World Cup.

The Poles are not the best team in the competition, but they do have one of the best strikers in Lewandowski and having finally opened his World Cup account the 35-year-old will be keen to continue to thrive on the biggest stage.

This could be a nervier encounter than many envisage, and Poland are more than capable of competing against an Argentina team carrying an extreme weight of expectation.

Poland vs Argentina tips and predictions

Poland have kept clean sheets in their opening two matches and knowing that a draw will see them through, they will look to keep things tight.

Opposing an early goal appeals with no goal before minute 31 at 5/6 (1.83) looking attractive, while for a dramatic value bet back Argentina to come from behind to win at 8/1 (9.00).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.