Heading into the World Cup, South American squad Argentina is getting some press but not nearly as much as favored Brazil. This is true even though Lionel Messi and Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America Final last year. Will Argentina play like a +900 fifth choice? Or will Messi and his mates have a disappointing World Cup? Check out an analysis of Argentina’s FIFA World Cup Odds to win the title along with a prediction regarding the soccer power’s chances of moving to the knockout stage.
Argentina Soccer Betting Analysis and their 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Odds
2022 Qatar World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
Argentina Odds to Win the FIFA Qatar World Cup
- Argentina +900
Argentina doubters will say Lionel Messi and his mates blew their chance in 2014. The Argentinians played Germany in the finals.
That year, the World Cup was in Brazil. Every time in the past when a finals happened in South America, a South American team had won.
But the German side was loaded. Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, and Manuel Neuer were the heart of that ridiculous squad.
Even Messi couldn’t get past such a strong team. The 2022 Argentina side doesn’t lean on Lionel. Instead, players like Nicolas Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez, and Paula Dybala will headline the team.
Because of the youth movement, Argentina should be better suited to win this World Cup than they were in 2014. Expect Argentina to be a tough team to deal with. At the odds, the Argentinians are more than playable.
Why Argentina will move to the next round
Like what’s noted above, Argentina is much more than just Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria. Martinez is turning into one of the best midfielders in the world, but because Gonzalez is so effective in midfield, Lautaro can play forward. Dybala is another strong forward. So Messi and Di Maria have help this year.
Why Argentina won’t move to the next round
As good as Dybala, Martinez, and Gonzalez are, they don’t have the international experience to win a World Cup. Those players just haven’t thrown down versus the best of the best. The World Cup is the biggest stage in soccer. How will those three Argentina stars respond under the lights?
Final Analysis – Argentina will win Group C
Saudi Arabia shouldn’t score a goal in Group C. The Saudi’s played well to make it to the World Cup. They should kick the ball in front of some fans, which will be nice. But at the end of the day, Saudi Arabia has no shot of winning Group C.
Poland has an outside shot. But Robert Lewandowski can’t do it all on by himself. Poland lost some key players from the 2018 squad. Expect Poland to play tough but to lose out on making it to the Round of 16.
Mexico had to fight hard to qualify for the WC. El Tri has a strong team, but the fact they struggle agianst the United States and had to step it up in CONCACAF to grab an automatic bid is worrisome.
The Mexicans should beat Poland and Saudi Arabia. So Mexico will make the knockout stage. But El Tri doesn’t stand much shot of getting past a strong Argentina team. Messi, Di Maria, and their mates win Group C.