The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is slowly approaching and for avid soccer bettors, gaining an early advantage with the early betting lines is imperative.
The World Cup odds are widely available; join us as we break down the best FIFA World Cup 2022 bets and predictions for Group C that will be contested by Argentina, Poland, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.
World Cup 2022 Group C Teams and Odds
World Cup 2022 Group C Schedule
- Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 5 a.m. EDT)
- Mexico vs. Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; 11 a.m. EDT)
- Poland vs. Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 8 a.m. EDT)
- Argentina vs. Mexico (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 2 p.m. EDT)
- Poland vs. Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; 2 p.m. EDT)
- Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 2 p.m. EDT)
- Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 2 p.m. EDT)
- Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 10 a.m. EDT)
World Cup 2022 Group C Best Bets
Group C Pick: Poland to qualify from Group C (-115) at BetOnline
Group C Pick: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia - Argentina -1 ½ Handicap (-130) at BetOnline
Group C Pick: Mexico vs. Poland - Under 2 ½ Goals (-125) at BetOnline
World Cup 2022 Group C Breakdown: Argentina
When Lionel Messi joined Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona, his debut season delivered a questionable level of performance. However, one of the world's most decorated players in soccer has returned to form for club and country just in time to support his nation at the Qatar World Cup.
Messi and co. would have been delighted to witness how April's group-stage draw turned out, as they've avoided any serious threats and should easily sail into the Round of 16.
Of course, Lionel Scaloni could have a nightmare or two before facing Poland's Robert Lewandowski. Still, the Copa America champions looked primed to make a deep run in the 2022 World Cup.
Brazil is the favorite of top-rated sportsbooks to win the competition. Still, their South American rivals won the Copa America final versus Neymar and co., thus making the Argentines a great bet to win it all. Additionally, Argentina is three games away from breaking Italy's 38-game world record unbeaten streak.
World Cup 2022 Group C Breakdown: Poland
The official FIFA rankings have placed Poland as the No.26 team in the world; however, sportsbooks odds are giving Mexico, ranked #13, a small margin of probability between their qualifying chances and Poles into the Round of 16.
Yes, Poland's ranking has a lot to do with the skills of Robert Lewandowski, arguably the most talented player in the world for the past five years. However, Mexico's recent form hasn't been as desirable as in past years, and the value of Poland is worth a punt.
Critics believed Lewandowski was slowing down when arriving in Barcelona from Bayern Munich this past summer. Still, now he's settled in and has become the top goal scorer (12) for the Spanish giants and will prove a difficult challenge for the opposing defenses.
That said, soccer is a team game, and one man cannot carry a squad to success. How far Lewandowski can go as a soccer pick with an average Poland squad remains to be seen.
World Cup 2022 Group C Breakdown: Mexico
Mexico competes against Argentina more than any other nation outside of the CONCACAF. You'll often find El Tri on the losing end, so we should expect Gerardo Martino to make his squad believe a second-placed finish is a realistic accomplishment.
We should expect Mexico's odds to rise in value. Not only did they struggle to produce goals during their World Cup qualifying campaign, but they've suffered a significant blow in the final third as Raul Jimenez is doubtful to be healthy for the tournament.
With less than 40 days until Qatar 2022 commences and zero positivity coming from Jimenez's health, Martino will probably be forced to look for an alternative upfront. This could further prevent the goal-scoring opportunities that have haunted them in 2022.
World Cup 2022 Group C Breakdown: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the lowest-ranked team in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Although they boasted a desirable defensive record during their qualifying campaign, they scored just 12 goals from 10 matches and have continuously struggled to find goals in all competitions.
With Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski standing in the way, giving the Saudis a positive review isn't easy.
Qualifying into the Round of 16 would be the most shocking result of the decade. They're going to find it challenging to score a single goal, let alone overcome the likes of Argentina, Mexico, and Poland.
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