With 2022 World Cup odds already being bet ahead of the opening match Nov. 20, the anticipation levels across the globe are building further. Especially as our group-by-group stage guide is also picking up a considerable pace and with Group A odds and Group B odds being covered in our previous article, it is now time to analyze what is likely to happen within World Cup Group C odds.
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Group C Team Previews
Each team plays the others in the group once. The top-two finishers after Round Robin play advance from the group to a single-elimination knockout stage. Wins earn three points. A draw is worth one point. A loss is worth zero points.
Outright Odds : Although Lionel Messi has an incredible amount of soccer superpowers, they are just starting to fade ever so slightly. With a trip to Qatar likely to be his last when it comes to the game’s biggest stage, this may also be his final opportunity to win the World Cup.
With every other major trophy already being added to his incredible collection of silverware, it is global dominance which still eludes the 35-year-old. After leading Argentina to last year’s edition of the Copa America, he now has a taste for more international glory.
However, it would be unfair to say that Messi is going to have to carry the weight of a whole nation on his back and although it may feel like that at times, he would be supported by the likes of Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez in attack.
Group Qualification Odds : As far as the odds for Round 16 entry are concerned, Argentina are the overwhelming favorites. Although they are going to be in for a test against Poland and a lesser degree Mexico, it is unlikely that Group C offers the first real shock of the tournament.
With France lurking in Group D, there is also an extra incentive for Lionel Scaloni’s men. Finish top of this four-team mini league and they avoid a likely clash with the nation that won the previous edition of the World Cup.
Outright Odds : There is no doubt that Poland are always a difficult nut to crack and any team that is paired with them in the World Cup is always going to be in for a battle. In recent years, that toughness has been combined with the firepower of a fearsome forward.
That man is none other than Robert Lewandowski and with the Barcelona star primed and ready for a set of skirmishes in the Middle East, his performances are likely to define how Poland fare in this year’s World Cup.
If he can find the net with some form of regularity, then it will give Poland’s supporters plenty of reasons to be cheerful. However, if opposition managers work out how to nullify the former Bayern Munich legend, then there will only be a greater amount of disappointment for their fanbase.
Group Qualification Odds : Just like in Group B, the race for second is going to be an incredibly competitive one and with their being little, if not no difference, between Poland’s and Mexico’s odds to reach the Round 16, such a selection could be akin to a toss of a coin.
While because of this, the clash between Poland and Mexico is going to have the most riding on it. Win this and progress to the Round of 16 is likely. End up on the losing side and the trip to Qatar is going to be a rather short one.
Outright Odds : There are many constants within soccer and one of those, is the sight of Mexico at the World Cup finals. With this being the eighth successive appearance for the Central American nation, they will look to finally progress to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Although they may have qualified for the last seven editions of the World Cup and subsequently reached the Round of 16 each time, that is where their own road comes to an end – something that manager Gerardo Martino will look to change in Qatar.
With the former Barcelona and Argentina manager taking the Mexican national reins in 2019, he oversaw a relatively simple qualification process and now it is up to the likes of Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano to deliver before the year comes to an end.
Group Qualification Odds : Is this the year where Mexico reach the last eight of the tournament? First, they must worry about getting to the Round of 16. Should they only manage a draw with Poland, then it will add extra impetus to their meeting with Saudi Arabia.
One that could simply boil down to a hunt for goals and whoever gets the more comprehensive result against the Group C minnows, might subsequently manage to reach the knockout phase of this year’s World Cup.
Outright Odds : Another group and another rank outsider, this time in World Cup Group C odds. This time the unwanted accolade goes to Saudi Arabia, and just like Qatar and Iran in the two groups before them, their chances of stunning the global soccer fraternity look rather slim.
Because if Saudi Arabia were to win the World Cup, it would have to be the sport’s biggest ever shock. However, such talk can only be labelled as fantasy. Although fantasy sports have gained an incredible amount of popularity in recent years, a fairy tale is not going to be written in this.
Like the other Middle Eastern nations that are also finalizing their preparations for the tournament, it is the weather that may be Saudi Arabia’s biggest aid. Then again, not even the weather can stop the likes of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski scoring against them in Qatar.
Qualification Odds : If there is little to choose between Poland and Mexico, then the choice when it comes to backing Saudi Arabia is rather simple. A choice that sees Hervé Renard and his players fail to reach the Round of 16.
That is not to do Saudi Arabia too much of a disservice. It is more the fact that somebody has to finish bottom of the group and when you consider the quality that will be found within Group C, it means this nation has unfortunately drawn the short straw.
Best of luck navigating World Cup Group C odds.
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