Poland vs Mexico: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

Andres Guardado Mexico
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El Tri will play its last game of 2017 in Gdansk before waiting to learn their fate in the World Cup finals draw in December

Poland will take on Mexico in an international friendly at the Stadion Energa Gdansk on Monday.

This is the second of a pair of fixtures El Tri have played in Europe - the first a 3-3 draw against Belgium - as they continue their preparations for next summer's World Cup.

Poland have also qualified, finishing ahead of Denmark in their group, but will be without a number of key players for this match.

Game Poland vs Mexico
Date Monday, November 13
Time 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT


Miguel Layun Mexico

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on UniMas and Univision Deportes and by stream via Univision Now.

US TV channel Online stream
UniMas / Univision Deportes Univision Now

The match will not be broadcast in the UK.


Position Poland players
Goalkeepers Fabianski, Szczesny, Skorupski
Defenders Rybus, Jedrzejczyk, Cionek, Bereszynski, Jach, Kedziora
Midfielders Blaszczykowski, Maczynski, Zielinski, Linetty, Wszolek, Wolski, Makuszewski, Goralski, Kadzior, Kurzawa, Frankowski
Forwards Stepinski, Wilczek, Swierczok

Michal Pazdan, Kamil Glik, Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Robert Lewandowski have dropped out of the Poland squad, while Artur Boruc played his last game for the national team against Uruguay.

That means Adam Nawalka will field a relatively unfamiliar group, with either Tomasz Kedziora or Rafal Kurzawa in line for a debut at right wing-back.

Potential starting XI: Szczesny; Jedrzejczyk, Cionek, Jach; Kedziora, Linetty, Maczynski, Rybus; Zielinski, Swierczok, Makuszewski.

Position Mexico players
Goalkeepers Ochoa, J. J. Corona, Cota
Defenders Moreno, Layun, Reyes, Ayala, Araujo, Gallardo, Salcedo, Montes
Midfielders Guardado, Aquino, J. Dos Santos, Damm, Antuna, Govea
Forwards Vela, Peralta, Jimenez, Lozano

Mexico are missing Giovani dos Santos, Hector Herrera, Edson Alvarez and Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez due to injury, while Jesus 'Tecatito' Corona has withdrawn for personal reasons.

A three-man defence is likely and Oribe Peralta is expected to start up front in Chicharito's absence.

Potential starting XI: J. J. Corona; Ayala, Moreno, Montes; Damm, J. Dos Santos, Guardado, Gallardo; Jimenez, Peralta, Aquino.


Wojciech Szczesny Poland

Mexico are 6/4 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Poland priced at 17/10 and the draw available at 9/4.

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Jurgen Damm Mexico

This is Mexico's last game of the year before December's World Cup draw and the final stretch leading into the tournament itself.

El Tri will be in pot two of that draw, giving them a good chance of landing a realistic route into the knockout stage. They have reached the round of 16 but gone no further in each of the past six World Cups.

The 3-3 draw against Belgium appears a step in the right direction against a quality opponent, even if the performance was imperfect defensively, and Juan Carlos Osorio's men will have the chance to build on it against Poland.

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There will be no Robert Lewandowski, Kamil Glik or Grzegorz Krychowiak for this match, giving Mexico the chance to record a morale-boosting away win.

That would help ease some of the criticism of Osorio following the shock Gold Cup exit against Jamaica, when a second-string Mexican side simply failed to perform throughout the tournament.

But the way Mexico performed reasonably well at the Confederations Cup and eased through World Cup qualifying have made for an acceptable 2017 overall.