Group C is going down to the wire in the final group game as all 4 teams within the group have a chance to make the knockouts. This is a rare occurrence and was mainly helped by Saudi Arabia’s historic win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina.
Check out our favorite World Cup picks ahead of this highly anticipated matchday 3 in group C.
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – 02:00 PM EST at Lusail Iconic Stadium
Saudi Arabia suffered a 2-0 loss to Poland on matchday 2, which dashed their hopes of advancing into the last 16 with a game to spare. If Saudi Arabia can better Argentina’s result, then they will qualify, but a win no matter what will secure them a place in the last 16.
If they want to come away with all 3 points, it seems Saudi Arabia is going to have to score twice if they want to buck the trend of conceding in 18 of their previous 19 World Cup games, these two teams have not met since 1999.
It's bad news for Mexico which has now gone 4 World Cup games without scoring and their record on the final day of the group stage throughout their history has proved weak with 3 ties and 3 losses, Saudi Arabia could see them here for the taking.
Mexico needs a win to advance but they also need the help of Poland to topple the mighty Argentina which is not impossible, but a little unlikely.
Pick and Prediction
- Both Teams To Score
We are confident Mexico is going to throw everything at Saudi Arabia to break this 4 games goalless streak, they should have enough quality to find the back of the net at least once.
That said, Saudi Arabia proved how strong they were by beating Argentina, and with Mexico needing to win we believe Saudi Arabia will grab a counterattack goal (although we don’t mind how we get the goal) and cash both teams to score in this World Cup group C game.
Predicted Score: Saudi Arabia 1 - Mexico 1
Poland vs. Argentina
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 02:00 PM EST at Stadium 974
After a poor 0-0 display against Mexico, Poland came good and beat Saudi Arabia 2-0, although it has to be said Poland didn’t look very good against Mexico in that tie game and Saudi Arabia was always going to be vulnerable having beaten Argentina on matchday one.
Poland has never failed to keep a clean sheet against Argentina in their 11 games played all-time but has been on a 4-game streak without conceding.
Argentina know nothing but a win is going to guarantee their advancement into the final 16, although a tie would see them through, they would also need a tie in the other game.
Lionel Messi has set an interesting record as he is the oldest and youngest player to score and assist in a game at the World Cup.
Pick and Prediction
- Over 2.5 Goals
We can’t see Argentina resting on their laurels from their previous game and playing a conservative game, they will attack Poland and for this reason, we are loving +105 for over 2.5 goals to be scored.
Argentina has scored the first goal in all their competitive matches for the previous 2 years and, although we were looking to bet them to score first, it wasn’t worth laying -350.
Poland won’t be happy to sit back and take a loss here either, hence the reason we are very much liking this game to see 3+ goals.
Lautaro Martinez is yet to score at this World Cup and this could be the occasion he does so, considering we are predicting Argentina will score twice, we believe one of those could be Martinez and we are liking his World Cup odds to score anytime at +180.
Predicted Score: Poland 1 - Argentina 2
World Cup Prop Pick: Lautaro Martinez Anytime Goalscorer (+180) at the best World Cup sportsbooks
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