Argentina v Saudi Arabia
Argentina v Saudi Arabia Betting Odds & Predictions
Argentina will launch its World Cup 2022 quest on Tuesday, November 22 against the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia. This encounter marks the first match in Group C and it will take place at Lusail Iconic Stadium, the same stadium where the World Cup Finals are scheduled.
La Albiceleste, with its overwhelming offensive firepower, will enter this game as the clear favorite to win although the Green Falcons can’t be completely written off just yet due to their stellar form in recent months. The last match between the two sides ended up in a draw!
The Messi and Martinez X-Factors
Why we Believe Argentina will Notch a Win
This will be as close to a home game as it gets for the Saudis. While Argentina qualified second in their group with 11 wins and 6 draws (no losses), the pair of Messi + Martinez score d14 of their 27 total goals scored (7 each). An injury to either one of these two players could seriously jeopardize Argentina’s chances in this game and the tournament as a whole.
Argentina ranks 3rd in the FIFA World Rankings while the Green Falcons sit at position 49 with 1444.69 points. And Argentina ranks 5th in odds to win this tournament! So barring a major upset, we stick with the logic here.
CXSports’ Prediction for Argentina v Saudi Arabia: Argentina wins 3-1.