Argentina vs Saudi Arabia is the opening match of FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C. Both teams will be keen to make fast starts to the tournament to set the tone for the group stage in their bid to reach the second round and beyond. Here at the LV BET Sportsbook, you can bet on all the action from this World Cup clash and the others in the tournament with our diverse range of betting markets and odds.
You can expect the following from reading our guide
- A look at Argentina’s prospects
- How will Saudi Arabia do?
- Our top betting tips for Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
- A breakdown of FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C betting markets
Can Argentina Kickstart A Successful Campaign
Argentina underperformed at the last World Cup, suffering a defeat in the round of 16 stage, four years removed from their defeat in the final to Germany. Despite possessing arguably the best player in the world in the form of Lionel Messi, Argentina have not been able to win the World Cup.
There is an element of pressure on Lionel Scaloni and his team to capitalise on the final days of Messi. They did end their 28-year tournament drought by winning the Copa America in 2021 to secure a first international title of the Messi era, but they will have to raise their game at Qatar 2022 to lift the trophy for the first time since 1986.
Argentina Top Scorers FIFA World Cup Qualifying
|Angel Di Maria||Midfielder||13||3|
Argentina are blessed with the talent to make a deep run in the competition. Although Messi is not operating at the peak of his powers anymore, he is still a match-winner for the Albiceleste. The 35-year-old will be their key man in the World Cup, and he certainly has unfinished business in the tournament.
Martinez will perhaps be a more influential player in the final third. The striker is in the prime of his career and has flourished in recent times for Argentina and Inter Milan at club level. He could send out a statement in the tournament to signal a passing of the torch from Messi.
Scaloni delivered where others failed in guiding Argentina to the Copa America in 2021. He has been in his post since 2018 after replacing Jorge Sampaoli and does have the characteristics to lead his team all the way.
Will Saudi Arabia Rise To the Challenge?
Saudi Arabia have qualified for the World Cup for the second tournament in a row. They failed to progress beyond the group stage in 2018 after suffering two defeats in their three games, so they will be determined to make a stronger effort at Qatar 2022.
The Saudi fared well during their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, winning seven out of their 10 matches in the final stage to top their group ahead of Japan and Australia. The questions will be whether they can raise their form against elite opponents in the World Cup.
Saudi Arabia Top Scorers FIFA World Cup Qualifying
|Fahad Al Muwallad||Midfielder||13||4|
Saudi Arabia do not have household names in their ranks, but will enter the tournament with plenty of spirit and resilience. Al-Shehri and Al-Dawsari proved during qualifying that they have talent, but will have to operate at the peak of their powers at Qatar 2022.
Manager Herve Renard has experience at the World Cup with Morocco, which should stand him in good stead after an impressive record during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
Betting tips and odds on Argentina vs Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C
Due to the talent of their squad Argentina will be heavy favourites for their FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C opener against Saudi Arabia.
Messi, Martinez, Di Maria and Paulo Dybala among others have the ability to put the best opponents to the sword, so if you’re looking for an Argentina vs Saudi Arabia bet on the match winner market, take the Albiceleste to win the game.
There are other notable bets that stand out such as handicap betting, which could be prevalent here if Argentina win comfortably. Messi and Martinez as anytime scorers would also be a market to look out for when betting on the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia at LV BET
There are ample Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Qatar 2022 bets to consider for their Group C clash in Lusail.
The most notable is the betting market on the full-time result. Here you simply back who will win the contest or whether it will be draw.
Over/under markets are prevalent for football betting, with a value selected for a match event such as goals or corners. All you have to do is predict whether it will be over or under that value.
Handicap betting allows bettors to bet against the spread and a value set by LV BET for both teams, providing better value at times than full-time result markets.
Player specific markets are also popular bets to make, such as the anytime goalscorer, first goalscorer, bookings, offsides, assists among many others.
Bet builders allow you to use all of the above markets and put them all together into one big bet to enhance your odds. It does come with a greater risk, but the rewards are so much greater.
Have a look on our site to see everything we offer for this match and the games on other Qatar 2022 dates.