The world champions have not suffered a group-stage defeat since 2006, an accomplishment that is all the more remarkable when you take into account the injury issues Didier Deschamps has had to deal with.
However, Poland sort of stumbled into the round of 16 because of the goals they scored before Mexico. They do have promise, especially with Robert Lewandowski, but they need to improve significantly after how they performed against Argentina.
Poland and France have entirely different styles. While France places a strong emphasis on scoring goals and advancing, Czeslaw Michniewicz’s team places a strong emphasis on defense. At the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, the Round of 16 match between France and Poland is scheduled to get underway on December 4, 2022, at 8:30 PM IST.
Deschamps made numerous adjustments for Tunisia’s dead-rubber defeat. The general opinion is that he will retain his entire roster of star players. Hugo Lloris, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, Jules Kounde, and others will take part. On the other hand, there are presently no injury-related issues in Poland.
There will be a head-to-head contest between Poland and France. France and Poland have faced off 16 times, with the 2018 World Cup champions winning eight matches while the Eagles have won three. There was only one game Poland won at the FIFA World Cup, a victory over France in 1982. There were five draws between the two teams.
The top players for France are Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Adrien Rabiot, and Hugo Lloris. Some of Poland’s top players include Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Piotr Zielinski, and Kamil Glik.
Predicted halftime scores: (France 3-1 Poland)
1st Half: 1-0
2nd Half: 2-1
France vs. Poland: Betting Odds (FT)
Handicap (Spread): 1.5 goals (France -1.5)
Over/Under: 2.5 (Over)
Prediction: France 3-1 Poland
In the group stage, France achieved a total of six points in three matches, whereas Poland only managed two goals in three matches. In the group stage, France managed a three-goal deficit against their opponents, while Poland surrendered two goals. Poland (+1.5) has odds of -135, while France (-1.5) has odds of -110.
The odds are +140 for France and Poland to score in the match; if not, the odds are -210 due to Poland’s lack of goals in the group stage. Therefore, both teams are predicted to score in the match.