Route to the World Cup
As usual, Argentina’s route to the 2022 World Cup was via the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) with 10 teams taking part in a round-robin qualification group. Argentina finished in second place, unbeaten after 17 games, winning 11 and drawing 6 fixtures. They started well with two wins over Ecuador and Bolivia in the opening two fixtures before a home draw against Paraguay that may have created a few doubts in their camp. The next three games saw another win and two further draws meaning it was not exactly the start to the group they were expecting. That said, they continued to pick up wins and sufficient points, not losing any qualification games to book their place in Qatar comfortably.
2022 World Cup qualification involved Saudi Arabia playing in Group B of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The group had a total of six teams including Saudi Arabia and they played each other home and away to determine who would qualify. The top two placed went on to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Saudi Arabia finished top of Group B, winning 7, drawing 2 and losing 1 game. They got off to a great start winning their first four matches and all of their home matches. Saudi Arabia were beaten by Japan with draws against China PR and Australia as they progressed.
Current Odds at mr.play
Argentina will undoubtably be the heavy favourites for this opening fixture in Group C. Here at mr.play we have an abundance of betting markets for you to choose from for this match. Our current odds reflect Argentina as favourites and you can obtain a price at 9/50 for them to win. If you are feeling an upset is on the cards you can place your stake on the result being a draw at 28/5 or a Saudi win can offer 15/1. If you don’t place a bet now, keep checking here at mr.play as the quoted odds above may change as the tournament edges ever closer.
If the Argentinians are feeling nervous, then this is probably the ideal game for them to begin the tournament with. That said, the Saudi Arabians will want to come out with all guns blazing against one of the best teams and some of the best players in the world. Is there an upset on the cards, who knows? However, here we have all the markets you need to cover every eventuality.