The vast majority of Argentina vs Saudi Arabia betting tips will suggest an outcome of today's match favouring the South Americans and it's hard to argue with that. They're massive odds-on favourites and any result other than a victory for them would be classed as a huge shock, as seen in Argentina's odds of nearly 1.11 and Saudi's odds of 23.00 with bet365.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Match Information
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
22 November 2022
1 pm local time (10 am GMT)
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Group B looks competitive, with strong opposition in Mexico and Poland, but many Argentina vs Saudi Arabia betting picks are likely to regard the gulf in class as too great in this particular fixture.
Being 2nd favourites to lift the trophy, Argentina open their campaign against Saudi Arabia as overwhelming favourites, in a fixture which will probably be classed as a WC 2022 sure bet by the bookmakers. The match is scheduled for the second day of the competition, which is today, with a 1 pm local time kick-off. It will be played in the impressive, 80,000 capacity Lucail Stadium, a ground just 10 miles outside the centre of Doha, and which will also host the WC 2022 Final, at the tournament's conclusion.
We know Saudi Arabia well; we watched them a few days ago against Panama. It’s a very good team, a technically strong team with fast players, similar to the UAE (...). They will make things difficult for us. On top of that it is our first game of the World Cup, which is always difficult (...). I repeat, at a World Cup I think everyone is difficult. It would be ridiculous to say that it’s not a difficult rival because it’s definitely a difficult rival and also it’s our first rival of this World Cup. - Lionel Scaloni, Arab News
This will be the Argentinian's 13th consecutive appearance since 1974, winning the tournament twice in that period. They qualified as runners-up to Brazil, remaining unbeaten throughout. For the Saudis, this will be their 6th Finals appearance, having qualified as winners of their section and they will hope to start better than 4 years ago when they lost 5-0 to the Russians in their first game. The teams previously met in the first-ever Confederations Cup Final, with the South Americans winning 3-1, and considering their current strength, the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia best prediction would have to be for a straightforward victory in their favour.
The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia winner odds reflect the large distance in rankings between these two sides. Leading bookmakers such as Unibet, Bet365, and William Hill seem to have recognised Argentina's near 50 places higher positioning and William Hill have them as clear winners of this tie at below 1.10, with Saudi Arabia at massive 29.00, and the draw at around 8.50; which represents very competitive prices, but not surprising, as this trio regularly have some of the best offers available for any given fixture.
Should a gambler be prepared to try and be more precise with their selection, then there is still money to be made in the other markets. Argentina vs Saudi Arabia odds for the correct score, have a 2-0 victory to Argentina, at best to win odds of 5.50 with bet365, with a 2-1 success a tantalising 13.00. Remember that we already covered the latest Denmark vs Tunisia betting odds for the match that will start just a little bit over an hours after Argentina vs Saudi Arabia encounter.
If you are feeling brave, for a Saudi Arabian 1-0 scoreline, the current WC 2022 best winning odds are 41.00 with bet365, although a 0-0 draw at 13.00 is possibly worth a punt. Switching to half-time/full-time betting could be up for consideration. The Draw/Argentina at 3.60 has a good look about it, or you could regard 23.00 for Saudi Arabia/Argentina as really tempting. Remember to give a look at other WC 2022 matches; for example, you can use our Canada vs Morocco predictions and back them at the very competitive odds at the best online bookmakers.
3. Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Prediction
Even allowing for the fact that this is the opening group game, any Argentina vs Saudi Arabia betting prediction has to lean towards the South Americans. Even a below-par performance should still be enough to see them over the line. That said, the conditions will favour the Saudi team, so the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia predictions may not be as straightforward as punters initially believe.
Complacency could come into it, as has happened before, with the Argentinians failing to show enough respect to “lesser” opposition. That may be Saudi Arabia's best hope, although it should be noted that they do have the longest WC 2022 winning odds of all the qualifiers.
All things considered, it is almost impossible to make an Argentina vs Saudi Arabia prediction which doesn't end in an Argentinian victory. If you wish to analyse more equal match, we encourage you to take a look at our Mexico vs Poland betting picks prepared in the related article.
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4. Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FAQ
4.1 ⚽ When and where is the match?
The game will take place today, on 22nd November, in the Lucail Stadium, kicking off at 1 pm local time.
4.2 ⚽ What are the odds for this match?
The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia odds suggest that this is almost a WC 2022 sure bet with Argentina available at 1.11 with bet365, whilst the Saudis are a massive 23.00.
4.3 ⚽ What time will it be in Argentina when the match kicks off?
Qatar is 6 hours ahead of Argentina, so it will be 7.00 a.m. when the game starts.
4.4 ⚽ Can Argentina win the WC 2022?
Although most Argentina vs Saudi Arabia betting tips point towards a comfortable victory in this fixture, actually winning the tournament may be just beyond them.