Argentina will kick off the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group C with a clash against Saudi Arabia on November 22. We will tell you what to expect from this game and the other five games in the group, including Mexico and Poland.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Argentina reach World Cup playoffs for the 12th time in a row and Mexico for the 8th time
Argentina are the favorite to win Group C of the FIFA World Cup 2022. La Albiceleste had tremendous problems progressing from the group stage at the Russian World Cup, scoring the decisive goal in the third round only in the 86th minute to reach the last eight, but four years ago, they had difficulties in qualifying. Lionel Scaloni's side has easily qualified for the tournament's final round, and before that, they also won Copa America, which confirms their excellent current form. There are no comparable opponents in the group, so it makes sense to bet on Argentina to win the group for 1.45 at 1xbet.
Mexico are an experienced team that can be considered the second favorite in Group C. Yes, they will finally be without the last five World Cups participants Rafael Marquez, who did end his seemingly endless career in 2018. Still, many players have solid international careers without him as well. The Tricolor have never won a World Cup trophy in their history, but they have made it to the last seven internationals without fail and bounced back from the finals with flying colors. Now we must wager on Mexico's playoff spot for 1.90 at Betway, and separately we should bet on their last 16 elimination for 2.50 at Bet365.
Poland are behind Mexico in terms of the average level of players, if not by much. Suffice it to say that the White and Red will feature Robert Lewandowski and there are plenty of other great players besides him: Wojciech Szczęsny, Matty Cash, Piotr Zielinski, Arkadiusz Milik. Another issue is that the Eagles' performance at the World Cup is a testament to their record. They made the playoffs for the last time in 1986 and then played three group-stage matches, but failed to achieve any success, finishing consistently in joint third place in the group with three points. You can bet on the Poles not making the playoffs for 1.80 and their three points for 4.50 at Betway.
Saudi Arabia are the clear underdog in Group C. Yes, the Green Men have made progress in recent times, qualifying for two World Cups in a row, but their chances of advancing further up the tournament grid are minimal. The last time they reached the World Cup playoffs was in 1994, and four years earlier, although they managed to beat Egypt at the tournament in Russia, they still only finished third in the group. And now their group rivals are too strong, so it will be difficult for the Arabs to get any points, and you can bet on Total Under 2.5 points for Saudi Arabia at odds of 1.50 at 1xbet.
Who will make the playoffs from Group C
In Group C, we have the clear favorites and the clear underdogs. They are Argentina and Saudi Arabia, respectively. So we see Mexico and Poland fighting for a second playoff spot, and recent World Cup experience has shown that this will not favor the Europeans. With this in mind, we expect Argentina and Mexico to reach the last 16, and you can bet on this for 2.20 at Betway.
Expert Betting Tips
Argentina nearly embarrassed themselves at the 2018 World Cup in Russia when they failed in the opening group stage. For starters, La Albiceleste shared points with Iceland and then lost to Croatia, so they had to save the situation in the final round. Obviously, the charges of Lionel Scaloni will make every effort to prevent a similar situation and to solve all questions after the first two meetings. Then a draw will be enough to solve the minimum task. As a result, we are forced to bet on 7 group points by the Argentine team at odds of 3.25 at Bet365.
Besides, under the leadership of Lionel Scaloni, Argentina play very reliably in defense that allowed them to concede only eight goals in 17 games (0.47 average per game) in the World Cup 2022 qualification, so even now, we see the best option for betting Total Under 1.5 goals conceded by the Argentines in the group for 2.54 at 1xbet. Another interesting option to bet on is Mexico's second place in the group for 2.50 at Betway.
Our prediction: Argentina 7 group points for 3.25 at Bet365.