The first four-fixture slate of FIFA World Cup 2022 action begins with a lopsided affair between Messi’s Argentina and Asian qualifiers Saudi Arabia.
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Argentina v Saudi Arabia
Looks to be one of the mismatches of the tournament so lock in an Argentina win but don’t expect a blowout.
Argentina haven’t scored over 2 goals in their opening World Cup match since 1994. Saudi Arabia have been held without a shot on target in 4 out of 16 matches in their World Cup history.
Saudi Arabia are also goalless in 5 of their last 8 matches and haven’t scored in a loss since December 2019 (27 games ago).
Denmark v Tunisia
Denmark will want to get off to a strong start if they are to compete with France in topping this group.
Punters have come for the unders considering Denmark’s low scoring matches in the lead up to the tournament but all those games came against far stronger opponents than this.
When playing weaker sides Denmark have put the foot on the throat and shown their class. On the other side of this matchup, Tunisia showed their vulnerability against strong sides with a 5-1 loss to Brazil in their most recent game.
Mexico v Poland
Toughest match of the day to predict and the market reflects it. The importance of this match could see these sides play cagey early before the floodgates open.
The stats back it up too, Poland’s last nine games have seen 18 out of the 23 goals scored come after half time. Mexico’s past 10 matches have had 16 out of the 25 goals scored come in the second half.
Mexico have the class edge here and should at least secure points but the action of this clash will come after the main break.
France v Australia
Another big mismatch talent wise even with France’s growing injury list. Australia2 aren’t without injuries of their own with Martin Boyle recently ruled out of the tournament.
The loss of Boyle’s aggressive style only adds to the Socceroos woes up front and they likely won’t find the back of the net here, if at all this World Cup.
France to keep Australia scoreless and a play at the $4.30 for Mbappe 2+ Goals after Karim Benzema’s withdrawal.
Argentina Clean Sheet / Denmark / Mexico & Draw Double Chance / France – $4.12