With Argentina widely expected to top the group and Saudi Arabia not particularly fancied, the battle to finish as runners’-up could well be on. Clearly, things rarely work out as simply as that, but an early win for either could really make a statement.
Both countries boast vast experience in major tournament football but rarely truly threaten to embark on a deep run, making it an interesting affair.
There are dissenting voices in Mexico surrounding manager Tato Martino and his brand of football, with goals hard to come by. Poland, meanwhile, were little better than awful at Euro 2020 and will surely be entering the final days of their time with Robert Lewandowski, but do boast quality in midfield.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The World Cup game is scheduled for a 4pm GMT kick-off time today, Tuesday November 22, 2022.
Stadium 974 in Doha will host.
Where to watch Mexico vs Poland
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BBC One, with coverage starting at 3.30pm.
Live stream: The BBC iPlayer will show the game live online.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Mexico vs Poland team news
Mexico XI: Ochoa; Sanchez, Moreno, Montes, Jesus Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Chavez; Lozano, Martin, Vega.
Poland XI: Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Berezynski; Kaminski, Krychowiak; Szymanski, Zielinski, Zalewski; Lewandowski.
Mexico vs Poland prediction
A very hard game to predict, but the likes of Piotr Zielinski do offer Poland a midfield creativity lacking in the Mexico side.
Poland to win 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Mexico wins: 3
Poland wins: 3
Mexico vs Poland latest odds
Mexico to win: 7/4
Poland to win: 9/5