Argentina World Cup Group C Odds
Argentina have been drawn in Group C at the World Cup and play against Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia. There is no doubting the Argentinians’ status as group favourites – they are odds-on at 4/9 in the World Cup Betting to finish top.
Plenty will expect Scaloni’s men to progress beyond the group, which is reflected by 1/20 odds for a top-two finish. La Albiceleste have an exceptional head-to-head record against Mexico, winning eight of their last nine meetings, while they have never lost against Saudi Arabia. Poland upset Argentina in the 1976 World Cup and beat them in their most recent meeting in 2011 – that could be a match to keep an eye on.
Argentina World Cup Winner Odds
With odds of 7/1, Argentina are third favourites to win the World Cup going into the tournament. The South Americans came close to going all the way in 2014 when they were runners-up. They hope that their current squad can go one step further.
There is enough quality within Argentina’s ranks to justify their tag as one of the World Cup Winner Betting favourites. Lautaro Martínez is a capable goal scorer – he netted seven times during qualifying – while Ángel Di María and Paulo Dybala are both talented. And then you have Lionel Messi. He certainly gives them the X factor – you cannot write them off with him in the line-up.
Lionel Messi World Cup Top Scorer Odds
As has been the case for the last few editions of the tournament, Lionel Messi is among the favourites in the World Cup Top Scorer Betting along with his rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The PSG forward’s odds are 12/1 going into the competition, which is unsurprising when you look at his numbers. Messi is his country’s record goal scorer with 86 in 162 caps, and he was on fire during qualifying, netting seven times.
However, despite all his achievements, Messi’s record at the World Cup is not the best. While he managed four goals in 2014, he failed to net in 2010, and only scored once in 2018. A World Cup Golden Boot is missing from the Argentine great’s trophy cabinet – is this the year he wins it?
All odds are current at time of writing. Prices subject to fluctuation and availability.