"Matches of the day - 04 December"
By cy.Reporter, 04 December, 2022
France-Poland, round of 16, knockout, stadium: "Al Touma", referee: Jesús Valenzuela, 17:00, RIK2
France: Clear favourite
After finishing first in the group, France is aiming to win the World Cup, where it will meet Poland in the Round of 16. The World Champions finished their group run with two wins and one loss to finish top of the group. In terms of competition, all the players on the squad are available and compared to the previous match, the main players are expected to return.
Poland: It's the underdog
He may have been stressed in the last game, but Poland qualified for the next stage of the World Cup. Now, the unstressed Poles will try to pull off the big surprise and leave France out. In terms of competition, there are no problems and no major changes are expected in the lineup
France: 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper: Joris, defenders: Kouté, Upamecano, Varane, Hernandez, midfielders: Rabiot, Tswameni, winger: Dembele, Griezmann, Embabé, striker: Giroud
Poland: 4-4-2: Goal: Szczany, defenders: Kass, Kivior, Glik, Berezinski, midfielders: Fraknowski, Krychowiak, Bielik, Zielinski, center forward: Lewandowski, Milik
· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in three of France's last five matches
· Both teams have scored in two of France's last five matches
· There have been less than 2.5 goals scored in Poland's last five matches
England-Senegal, round of 16, knockout, stadium: "Al Bait", referee: Ivan Burton, RIK1, 21:00
England: To prove that he is the favorite
With two wins and a draw England finished unbeaten in their group and won first place in the group. Thus, against Senegal they are the favorites to qualify, as they are unbeaten in the tournament and the quality in their squad is unquestionable. In competitive matters, Walker will likely take Trippier's place in the lineup.
Senegal: He wants the surprise
After the victory over Ecuador, Senegal qualified as second from their group. They are clearly the underdogs against England, but the 10 players playing on English pitches know England's way of playing and may be able to give them a hard time. In racing matters the average Guy will not race because of cards.
England: 4-3-3: Goal: Pickford, defenders: Walker, Maguire, Stones, Shaw, midfielders: Henderson, Bellingham, Rice, forwards: Foden, Kane, Rashford
Senegal: 4-3-3: Terma Mendy, defenders: Chambali, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jacobs, midfielders: Sis, Gueye, Mendy, forwards: Ediague, Dia, Sarr
· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in three of England's last five matches
· Both teams have scored in two of England's last five meetings
· There have been under 2.5 goals scored in three of Senegal's last five matches