Poland is one of those nations that at times has seemed like the best underdog squad at the World Cup. During other WC cycles, Poland has played like one of the worst teams at the every four year tournament, and then there have been times, like from 1990 to 2008, where Poland failed to qualify. Heading into the 2022 Qatar World Cup, most don’t believe Poland escapes the group stage. Will Poland step it up? Also, do the Polish offer fair odds to become the ninth nation to win the WC? Check out Poland’s FIFA World Cup Odds and a knockout stage prediction.
Poland Soccer Betting Analysis and their 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Odds
2022 Qatar World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
Poland Odds to Win the FIFA Qatar World Cup
- Poland +12000
Make no mistake, the odds on Poland are massive. But just because Poland offers huge odds, it doesn’t mean they’re an overlay.
Poland’s odds make them the sixteenth choice to win the World Cup. The United States is at +10000. Poland offers +12000 odds and after Poland are four teams that offer +15000 odds: Wales, Serbia, Ecuador, and Mexico.
On one hand, Poland’s odds make them tough to back. But on the other hand, if you’re looking to play a longshot, Poland might be your team.
The Polish have as much of a shot of winning the World Cup at +8000 Switzerland and +10000 USA. Poland might be better than either one of those teams. So if you were thinking of backing the Swiss or the Americans, consider backing Poland.
Why Poland will move to the next round
Two words and one name: Robert Lewandowski. Lewy is one of the very best soccer players in the world. He might be the best striker on the planet.
Beyond Lewandowski, players like Arkadiusz Milik, a Marseille forward, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, Jan Bednarek, a Southampton defender, and Juventus goalie Wojciech Szczesny will ensure the Polish compete for their group’s top spot.
Why Poland won’t move to the next round
Eight times Poland has qualified for the FIFA World Cup. The Polish have two third-place finishes, in 1974 and 1982. Other than those third place finishes, Poland hasn’t had much World Cup success.
In fact, of the eight times Poland has qualified for the WC, the Polish have failed to move on from the first round, or group stage, five times. The last time Poland made it to the knockout stage was 1986.
Final Analysis – Poland will battle Mexico for second place in Group C
History is against Poland for sure, but the team landed in a somewhat soft group. Don’t get us wrong. The best team in Group C, Argentina, has enough talent to win the World Cup.
But after Argentina, Poland might be the best team in the group. Saudi Arabia is one of the longest shots on the board to win the WC. Poland should squash the Saudi’s.
Mexico is a good team but so far El Tri hasn’t come close to playing like a Round of 16 squad. If the Mexicans don’t turn it around soon, we must assume they will have trouble in November.
More important than all of this is the fact the 2022 Qatar World Cup might be Lewandowski’s last. The greatest player in Polish history is 33. He has, maybe, one WC left.
Expect Lewy to get his team to play magnificent soccer. With only Mexico to beat to secure a spot in the Round of 16, things are looking up for Poland. Poland beats El Tri and marches to the knockout stage.