Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Argentina Cruises to One-Sided Victory)

2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
Argentina (0-0-0) vs. Saudi Arabia (0-0-0)
Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022
Thus: 5 am ET
Venues: Lusail Iconic Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
Coverage: FS1

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in less than a week. One of the first matches of the tournament takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 22 between Argentina and Saudi Arabia. After being the runners-up in 2014, Argentina failed to make it out of the Round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia looks to make it beyond the group stage for the first time since 1994.

Can Argentina win to start yet another impressive run? Or will Saudi Arabia pull off an upset to win their second game over their last five World Cup entries?

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARG: (-650) | KSA: (+1600) | DRAW: (+650)
Spread: ARG: -2 (+145) | KSA: +2 (+130)
Total: 3.5 – Over: (+150) | Under: (-184)
Team to Score the First Goal: ARG: (-350) | KSA: (+400) AND NO GOALS: (+850)

Argentina enters this contest as the heavy favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook’s odds. This 5 am ET clash also features an over/under of 3.5 goals with the under being favored at -184 odds.

It’s hard to imagine Saudi Arabia challenging a powerhouse like Argentina. The Saudis just don’t have the offensive firepower to pull off that sort of upset, being outscored 33-6 in their last nine World Cup matches.

While Argentina has not been perfect, they are one of the top teams to watch every tournament. They’ve also outscored their last four opponents, 14-0, with each of those foes being on Saudi Arabia’s level or better.

Don’t over think things here: take Argentina to win.

Final Score Prediction: Argentina: 3 | Saudi Arabia: 0

– Argentina made it to the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
– Saudi Arabia was eliminated in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
– Argentina is 4-1-0 (WDL) in its last five matches.
– Saudi Arabia is 2-3-0 (WDL) in its last five matches.
– Argentina and Saudi Arabia played to a 0-0 draw in their only head-to-head matchup on Nov. 14, 2012

Even though Saudi Arabia won’t be able to keep up with the opposition, I don’t anticipate things getting too out of hand. The total has finished under 3.5 goals in four of Argentina’s last five games, as well as in each of Saudi Arabia’s last five outings.

Take under 3.5 goals as the best bet here.

Bet: Under 3.5 Goals (-184)

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