France vs Poland – World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

France vs Poland - World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

France vs Poland: France plays Poland in the round of 16 on Sunday afternoon. France is the current world champion.

Both teams moved on even though they lost their last group games. But while Didier Deschamps changed his team against Tunisia because they had already qualified, Poland made it into the round of 16 based on goal difference alone. For more than 20 minutes, the only reason Poland was ahead of Mexico in Group C was that they had gotten fewer yellow cards.

Where will France play Poland?

Al Thumama Stadium is in the city of Doha, Qatar.

Sunday, December 4,
Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT

France vs Poland H2H Results (All-Time)

France: 8 Wins
3 Wins for Poland
Draws: 5
Form as of now (Last Five Games)
France: WLWWL
WWDWL in Poland

Team France news

After an injury-filled start to the tournament, Deschamps made nine changes to his starting lineup for the game against Tunisia. Before some of the big names came on, the reserves didn’t do much to impress Deschamps. This would have made it hard for any of the reserves to get a spot on the starting team.

France guessed their lineup against Poland

France’s starting 11 (4-2-3-1) is Lloris, Kunde, Varane, Upamecano, T Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, and Giroud.
Bench: Mandanda, Areola, Disasi, Pavard, Saliba, Konate, Guendouzi, Veretout, Camavinga, Y Fofana, Kolo Muani, Coman, Thuram.

Team news from Poland

Czeslaw Michniewicz should have a full team to choose from. Even so, Poland’s manager doesn’t seem to be completely sure of its quality. Michniewicz made a joke before he changed his mind: “I can’t turn water into wine. Even so, that might be helpful here.”

France vs Poland: Who Will Play?

Poland Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Krychowiak, Bielik; Frankowski, Zielinski, Kaminski; Lewandowski.
Bench: Grabara, Skorupski, Bednarek, Jedrzejczyk, Wieteska, Gumny, Zurkowski, D Szymanski, Zalewski, S Szymanski, Grosicki, Swiderski, Skoras, Milik, Piatek.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe didn’t start for France against Tunisia. Image: Visionhaus/GettyImages
Betting tips for France vs. Poland say that France will win by two or more goals. France has won 12 of their last 15 knockout stage games at the World Cup, and half of those wins were by two or more goals.

France to win and both teams to score. In their last 13 games played outside of France, France has only kept a clean sheet once, but they have still won five of the last nine such games.

13/5* says France will win and both teams will score.

to score on both sides? No, neither team scored in their last game, and neither team has scored in any of Poland’s last five World Cup games.

France under 0.5 cards: At this World Cup, France has only been given one yellow card and has made only 15 fouls.

Halftime, what’s the score? 0-0: Poland hasn’t given up a goal in the first half of a World Cup game yet, and France hasn’t scored in either of its last two games.

Grzegorz Krychowiak has been given four yellow cards for Poland in 2022, which is twice as many as any other player. In his last eight international games, he has been called for two fouls on average per game.

Kylian Mbappe 3+ shots on goal: In his last 11 starts for France, Kylian Mbappé has put 34 shots on goal, which is an average of 3.1 per game.

Any player can score – Olivier Giroud has scored 15 goals for France in his last 21 starts, and he only needs one more goal to become the men’s all-time top scorer.

The information comes from Opta. The Analyst Stats Hub has live standings for the group stage, top scores, match metrics, team stats, and a lot more.

*The odds were correct when this was written. 18+. Please be careful when you gamble.

Who will win France vs. Poland?

Even though France’s B team lost to Tunisia, this doesn’t tell us much about how they will play against Poland. However, the fact that they can switch players out could be a key factor going forward. Deschamps has no doubt about it. The World Cup winner said, “I think we’ll see the benefit in four days.”

Poland has been outshot by a wide margin in all three of their group games, but they have still managed to win four points. If France and its well-rested front line take the same hopelessly passive approach, they might not be as forgiving as Mexico and Saudi Arabia.