Mexico’s bid to achieve ‘el quinto partido’ – the fifth match – begins on Tuesday afternoon towards a Poland facet simply making an attempt to get out of the group.
In every of the previous seven World Cups, Mexico have fallen quick within the spherical of 16. The house match of 1986 was the final time El Tri tasted the candy nectar of a quarter-final. 1986 was additionally the yr that Poland final made it past the group stage. Their destiny was determined after simply two video games in 2018.
This is every thing that you must know in regards to the assembly between this pairing with clearly outlined ambitions.
Mexico vs Poland H2H Outcomes (All Time)
Present Kind (Final 5 Video games)
Mexico group information
Raul Jimenez has not made a aggressive look for membership or nation since August. After a disrupted preseason, the Wolves striker took it upon himself to proceed his restoration in Mexico with the nationwide group’s medical workers.
Jimenez performed the second half of El Tri’s pleasant towards Sweden six days earlier than their World Cup opener. Whether or not Gerardo Martino dangers the quantity 9 from the off stays to be seen.
Mexico Beginning 11 (4-3-3): Ochoa; Sanchez, Vasquez, Montes, Arteaga; C Rodriguez, E Alvarez, Herrera; Lozano, Jimenez, Vega.
Bench: Talavera, Cota, Araujo, Moreno, Gallardo, Okay Alvarez, Romo, Gutierrez, Guardado, Chavez, Mori, Pineda, Martin, Antuna, Alvarado.
Poland group information
Czeslaw Michniewicz is anticipated to have a totally match squad to pick from when he mulls over the most effective personnel for his hybrid system. There was a scare when Aston Villa’s Matty Money felt his shoulder on the ultimate weekend of Premier League soccer however the Slough-born full-back rapidly quashed any considerations.
“I’ve harm my shoulder a bit,” he stated post-game. “I kind of dislocated it final season and I feel I’ve simply tweaked it a bit. However nah, I am prepared. I am going to do something to play within the World Cup. So, I am effective.”
Poland Beginning 11 (3-5-2): Sczcesny; Bednarek, Glik, Kiwior; Money, S Szymansky, Bielik, Zielinski, Zalewski; Lewandowski, Swiderski.
Bench: Skorupski, Grabara, Jedrejczyk, Wieteska, Bereszynski, Gumny, Krychowiak, Grosicki, Zurkowski, D Szymanski, Frankowski, Skoras, Milik, Piatek.
Regardless of the remaining rating could also be, Mexico will certainly win the battle for possession – mainly as a result of Poland do not want the ball to be at their finest. Below Michniewicz and his predecessor Paulo Sousa, Poland’s main path to purpose has come through crosses into the field.
It will not be probably the most subtle (or environment friendly) strategy however Robert Lewandowski is an effective goal for any sort of supply. Nevertheless, in contrast to Mexico groups of the previous, Martino can name upon the aerially spectacular Cesar Montes (who stands at 6’3) to fight this airborne assault.
Martino has described himself as “public enemy primary in Mexico” however could start to creep down that listing if he can steer El Tri to a victory they’re anticipated to attain.
Prediction: Mexico 2-1 Poland