Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/11/2022

*All odds are correct at the time of writing but are also subject to change, so double-check them. 

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Today, Argentina kick-off their 2022 World Cup campaign in Group C against a Saudi Arabia side they will be expected to beat with relative ease. This is Messi's last chance to claim the greatest trophy of them all and cement his name even further into Argentina and world football folk law.

 

Argentina to Win-to-Nil

Argentina head into their opening group game against Saudi Arabia as the overwhelming favourite to win so we have added on a clean sheet to make the odds a bit more appealing. These two nations have only locked horns twice in their history with Argentina winning the first encounter back in 1992 and the pair playing out a goalless draw in 2012. Argentina have picked up four wins and four clean sheets from their last four matches in all competitions, while Saudi Arabia lost their last game 1-0 to Croatia and have failed to score in two of their last four fixtures.

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Lionel Messi to Score

At the age of 35, Lionel Messi looks set to lead his country out at the World Cup for the final time in Qatar but there are big expectations on the PSG star and his fellow countrymen. We all know that Messi has a fantastic scoring record for club and country but even at his advanced age, his form for Argentina has been amazing of late. The former Barcelona forward has scored 11-goals in his last 10 international matches, including all five against Estonia back in June.

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Latest Statistics and Odds for the Group Game 

In this section, you can check out the most recent odds and stats for both teams: 

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Clearly, it's Argentina that head into their first Group C match against Saudi Arabia as the overwhelming favourite to secure all 3pts with most bookmakers offering around,

  • Argentina odds: 2/11 (1.18)
  • Draw odds: 15/2 (8.50)
  • Saudi Arabia odds: 24/1 (25.00)

You can totally understand why Argentina are the clear favourite to win this game and why it would be a huge shock if Saudi Arabia managed somehow win the game. You can back over 2.5 goals to be scored at around 5/7 with many bookmakers which isn't bad considering just how fancied Messi and co are to win this game.

Speaking of Messi, you can get odds of 7/2 on the PSG forward scoring 2 or more goals against Saudia Arabia which isn't bad at all considering how well the ageing Argentine forward has played this season and how well he usually performs on international duty.

Who Will Win in the First Match from Group C? 

Argentina 

Argentina is one of the best and most popular picks for the December World Cup title, and their first game in the group stage shouldn't present any difficulty for them. They easily qualified for the tournament in the first place with no losses on record, and they have one of the best arrays of footballers to pick from, so winning shouldn't be a problem for Argentina. 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia drew the short stick when they were drawn to play in the group stage against Argentina, Poland, and Mexico. They don’t have many popular footballers on their team, but when the tournament begins, you should watch out for Firas Al-Buraikan who is the team's best shot at striking back in the tournament games ahead. 

Player to Watch – Messi

Lionel Messi will go down in history as possibly the greatest player as he has won everything at club level, including individual honours, but he would love to get his hands on the World Cup before he retires. Many cast doubt upon the diminutive Argentinian for failing to claim a major trophy with his country until he led Argentina to the Copa America but a player of his quality deserves to go down in World Cup history as well. No South American side have won the World Cup since Brazil in 2002 with European sides dominating the last two decades and Argentina haven't had their hands on the trophy since the late Diego Maradona led them to glory in 1986.

Could Messi finally secure the World Cup trophy that would cap off his career in perfect style? Will Argentina break the run of European success and end their long wait for another World Cup success? Even at the age of 35, Messi still has plenty to offer on the world stage. The in-form PSG forward will make his 166th international appearance for his country today and will be looking to add to his 91-goals. Argentina expects, the public expects but can Messi deliver the goods in what is surely to be his final World Cup?

Popular Questions & Answers for Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 

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  • Where can I watch the match live? – ITV, ITVX, STV, and STV Player. 
  • Where is the game going to be played? – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail. 
  • What is the starting time of the fixture? – 10:00 UK, 11:00 CET.