World Cup Group C Betting Tips & Guide

World Cup Group Guide: Group C

Liam Bewsher

World Cup 2022 - Group Stage - Group CWorld Cup 2022 - Group Stage - Group C
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Argentina badgeArgentina
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Poland badgePoland
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Mexico badgeMexico
3111-14
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Saudi Arabia badgeSaudi Arabia
3102-23
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Argentina

Two-time world champions Argentina are the headline team in Group C of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Lionel Scaloni is the youngest coach at the tournament at 44 years old and famously lead his nation to the Copa America in 2021 at the expense of Brazil, whilst also overseeing their success at the Finalissima over Italy in the summer.

Their Copa America win was the first time that Argentina had won that competition since 1993. Argentina haven’t won the FIFA World Cup itself since 1986 when Diego Maradona was their key player.

Argentina finished as runners-up in South American World Cup qualifying with 39 points from 17 games, winning 11 times and drawing six. Their top scorers in the build-up to the World Cup were Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi who both bagged six times each.

With Argentina having such a strong squad, as well as this potentially being Messi’s last-ever World Cup, they are priced at 13/2 to win the tournament, while Messi is at 12/1 to win the Golden Boot having scored 90 goals in 164 appearances for his country.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia are one of the lesser-known sides to have qualified for the World Cup, as they are ranked 51st in the FIFA World Rankings.

Former Morocco manager Herve Renard is Saudi Arabia’s manager leading into the upcoming tournament in Qatar. He will be the man tasked with trying to match Saudi Arabia’s best-ever tournament record, of reaching the Round of 16 - something they achieved in USA 1994.

In World Cup qualifying, Saudi Arabia topped Group D in Asia, finishing on 20 points from eight matches, winning six and drawing two - finishing ahead of the likes of Uzbekistan, Palestine, Singapore and Yemen. Impressively, they then topped the Group B in the Second Round, stunning the likes of Japan and Australia along the way, showing that they are certainly no pushovers.

Notably, Salem Al-Dawsari and Saleh Al-Shehri were there top scorers in qualifying with seven goals each. The former notably had a loan spell with Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal back in 2018 and is a tricky winger.

The Saudis are priced at 7/1 just to qualify from Group C at the upcoming World Cup.

Mexico

When they arrive at Qatar, Mexico will be competing at their 17th World Cup, however, despite this, they are yet to advance past the quarter-finals stage despite having some marquee players such as Hugo Sanchez amongst their ranks down the years.

Mexico will be a co-host of the 2026 World Cup with the U.S and Canada, and have hosted the competition twice in 1970 and 1986. Perhaps their most notable national achievement was winning the FIFA Confederations Cup back in 1999.

Ex-Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino will be the man leading Mexico out at the upcoming World Cup, whilst captain Andres Guardado is their record cap holder with 177 appearances for his national side.

Mexico automatically qualified for Third Round qualifying for this World Cup and finished as group runners-up behind Canada on goal difference, having earned 28 points from 14 games with eight wins, four draws and two losses.

The Aztecs are priced at 4/1 to win the group and are 8/11 to qualify for the knockout stages.

Poland

The final team in Group C are Poland, who are captained by Barcelona talisman Robert Lewandowski. At the age of 34, the ex-Bayern Munich man is their all-time appearance maker with 134 caps, on top of already being their record goalscorer, scoring 76 times.

Czesław Michniewicz is the manager of the Polish national side, with the 52-year-old recently managing Legia Warsaw to the Polish Ekstraklasa title in 2021.

This will be Poland’s ninth appearance at a World Cup, with their best finishes being third place in the 1974 and 1982 editions of the tournament in Germany and Spain.

Poland managed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup via the play-offs, as they finished as runners-up in Group I with 20 points from ten matches, just six fewer than England, but, importantly, ahead of Albania, Hungary, Andorra and San Marino.

Following their efforts in Group I, Poland were then paired up to face Russia in the semi-finals of the play-offs, however, Russia were expelled from the competition due to their invasion of Ukraine, meaning that the Poles were given a pass to the final where they faced off against Sweden. They managed an impressive 2-0 victory over the Swedes, as Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski both got on the scoresheet.

Poland are priced at 11/2 to win this group, whilst also being at 11/10 odds to qualify. Meanwhile, Lewandowski is at 40/1 to win the Golden Boot in Qatar.

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