FIFA World Cup 2022
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar
In the upcoming scheduled opening game for Argentina and Saudi Arabia, we have Argentina as the outright favorite to win. The contest will be played at Lusail Stadium in Lusail. With Argentina among the top favorites to qualify from the Round of 16, they won’t be feeling the heat compared to Saudi, which is yet waiting for a golden opportunity coming its way. Saudi Arabia will be feeling a little suffocated in the group as Poland and Mexico are also in the hunt for qualification. With Argentina being the World Champions in 1978 and 1986, we can expect robust and mature gameplay from them. The last time these two sides played against each other, the game ended in a draw (0-0).Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Argentina - Carrying an Unbeaten Run (WWWWW)
Going in the contest, Argentina will be feeling no sort of pressure; however, Lionel Messi skipped the training session in order to stay away from any sort of last-minute injuries. The last time Argentina featured this year was against Italy, where it secured a 0-3 win, with Lautaro Martinez, Angel de Maria, and Paulo Dybala scoring. The South American champions, whose star player Messi had not yet been born when they last made it all the way in the World Cup, made the trip to Qatar with the Copa America already in hand. Their goal now is to break a 36-year slide and win the World Cup. Argentina has gone on an incredible 36-game undefeated streak across all competitions since losing 2-0 to Brazil in the 2019 Copa America. During this time, they have qualified for the 2022 World Cup without dropping a contest and have won each of their past five matches overall.
Predicted Opening Lineup for Argentina
E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Messi, L. Martinez, Di Maria
Saudi Arabia - Lost to Croatia a Few Days Back (LWDDL)
Going in the contest, Saudi Arabia lost to Croatia (0-1), which is certainly denting before the big stage game. The Arabian Falcons, who had the honor of facing the host nation Russia in the 2018 World Cup opener, suffered a humiliating 5-0 loss, and they will certainly be fearing a repeat performance against an out-of-control Argentina on Tuesday. With Mexico and Poland joining them in a difficult Group C, Herve Renard’s team, which inevitably exited at the group stage four years ago, faces an uphill battle to avoid and experience the same fate this time. With the likes of Al-Faraj, Al-Shehri, and Kanno in the lineup, Saudi can avoid foolish gameplay and concentrate on the basics.
Predicted Opening Lineup for Saudi Arabia
Al-Owais; Al-Burayk, Al-Amri, Al-Bulahyi, Al-Shahrani; Kanno, Al-Malki; Al-Shehri, Al-Faraj, Al-Daswari; Al-Buraikan
Expert Betting Tips
For the upcoming one-sided fixture, Argentina is the reasonable favorite to win and dominate the halves of play. The game total is expected to be over 2.5 goals, and only Argentina to score. Messi is expected to score the first goal of the match, and that too in the first fifteen minutes of play.
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.37
- Correct Score 3-0 for 6.50
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.665