2022 FIFA World Cup Group C Preview

By Rex

Ahead of the massive kick-off happening in Qatar this year, Group C features a mixed pool of talent and uncertainty. There’s a battle brewing between two legendary forwards Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. Meanwhile, Mexico is locked and loaded for a run to a team-best finish beyond the Round of 16. With that, fans look forward to teams progressing through the stages, and Nitrobetting covers the details, soccer odds, and other notable information in Group C.

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Argentina

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: -227

This World Cup is likely to be Lionel Messi’s last chance to add the missing piece to his trophy case. He opens the tournament against Saudi Arabia and his 20th World Cup match. What makes it more interesting is the fact that Argentina’s top scorer (86 goals) had an underwhelming season with Paris Saint-Germain. This should introduce unfamiliar variables to the picture, which has always been the case for his World Cup campaigns.

Despite the aforementioned, Argentina sits in Group C as a heavy favorite. Messi is not the only player on this team. There are ten other players that can make a difference and provide help. Under head coach Lionel Scaloni, we look forward to watching forwards Paulo Dybala, Giovanni Lo Celso, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez. Midfielders Rodrigo de Paul and Guido Rodriguez look to produce plays, while Aston Villa starting goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez stands between the sticks.

Poland

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +350

Right up the tail of Argentina is the second favorite, Poland. The White and Red will make its ninth FIFA World Cup appearance in November. Things are looking good for head coach Czesław Michniewicz as he employs the services of the nation’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski (76 goals) upfront. The Eagles’ best World Cup results were two third-place finishes in 1974 and 1982. Since then, they only made significant progress in the UEFA European Championship. The team made its first appearance in the tournament in 2008 and recorded a team-best finish in the quarter-finals in 2016.

The Polish captain and Barcelona forward will be 34 years old when the tournament starts. He will hope to score his first World Cup goal in Qatar. Looking at the lineup, we see a lineup that packs a punch and can help the former Bayern Munich striker propel Poland to the next round.

Mexico

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +400

Making a seventh-straight World Cup entry is the Mexico national team. They are now a familiar sighting in the tournament and a solid sleeper pick. It will be interesting to see how head coach Gerardo Martino navigates the team and its paces in the group stage. Unfortunately, The Tricolor usually remains competent in the early stage and starts to fall apart at the knock-out stages. However, Group C presents a tougher challenge than usual.

Since taking over coaching duties in 2019, Martino injects his own interpretation of how Mexico should play. With experience managing both Argentina and Barcelona, he should offer plenty of strategies that could fare well against Lionel Messi.

Saudi Arabia

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +3300

Nearby nation Saudi Arabia is expected to send a wave of fans to the World Cup in Qatar. After an impressive Asian qualifying run, they expect their team to make its way to the Round of 16 this time. They shouldn’t be underestimated after taking down China, Australia, and Japan to keep their World Cup dreams alive.

Saudi has a well-balanced team and is quite possibly the best in Asia right now. They are neck-and-neck with Iran thanks to an organized and experienced squad. Another striking fact is that the lineup features players only from the domestic league. This is a nod to the quality of their league and the system in place. Head coach Hervé Renard has done wonders for the team in 2019. This will be their sixth World Cup entry and the team looks to outperform its Round of 16 finish in 1994.

Since taking over coaching duties in 2019, Martino injects his own interpretation of how Mexico should play. With experience managing both Argentina and Barcelona, he should offer plenty of strategies that could fare well against Lionel Messi.

Where to Bet on the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Bitcoin

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