Groups C and D at World Cup 2022 will reach a conclusion on Wednesday, with three spots in the last 16 on the line.
Argentina must beat Poland to secure their place in the next round, while France also return to action.
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Australia could be proud of their performance against Tunisia last time out. They played on the front foot in the first half and were rewarded when Mitchell Duke scored with a deft header. After the break, they defended doggedly to keep their opponents at bay. A 1-0 win has left them just a point away from the knockout stage.
Denmark, on the other hand, must win this match to advance to the last 16. Australia will make life difficult for them. The Socceroos had their defense pulled apart in the 4-1 thrashing by France, but Denmark have not attacked with the same fluency as les Bleus. They also do not have an out-and-out goalscorer up front.
As such, this will probably be a low-scoring encounter - back under 2.5 goals with the best online sportsbooks.
France are already through to the knockout stage and they are unlikely to be knocked off the top spot in Group D. Only a hefty defeat here and a handsome victory for Australia over Denmark would send the reigning champions down to the second. That means Didier Deschamps could rest the likes of Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappe for this game.
There will probably be changes in defense too, but that will probably not have an impact on the overall outcome here. Tunisia have shown very little as an attacking force in Qatar, drawing blanks against both Denmark and Australia. Once again, the Eagles of Carthage have been cautious and cagey at the World Cup.
Even if France do not select their first-choice XI, they should prove too strong for Tunisia. Back them to keep a clean sheet in their final group game.
The stakes are high for this Group C game on Wednesday afternoon. Saudi Arabia will book their place in the round of 16 for only the second time in their history with a win, while they could also advance with a draw as long as Argentina beat Poland. Mexico, meanwhile, must triumph and hope that Lionel Messi and co. are defeated by Robert Lewandowski and his teammates.
The Saudis have been one of the surprise packages of the tournament to date - not just because of their 2-1 victory over Argentina, but also because they have played with great boldness. Herve Renard’s side defend with a high line and press heavily in midfield, and that approach could bear fruit against Mexico.
We expect the Green Falcons to make a fast start, so back them to find the back of the net first.
Lionel Messi broke the deadlock against Mexico on Saturday with a wonderful strike into the bottom corner from just outside the box. It was a huge moment for Argentina, who would have exited the World Cup had they been beaten by El Tri. Messi's goal set them on their way to a 2-0 victory.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has scored in both of his outings so far in Qatar, and we fancy his chances of doing so again on Wednesday. Poland have not looked especially impressive so far and they were fortunate to keep a clean sheet against Saudi Arabia last time out.
Messi is a huge threat from open play and he also takes penalties and free-kicks for Lionel Scaloni’s side, so there should be plenty of chances for him to add to his World Cup tally.
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Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]More info on Greg Lea
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