While Group C winners odds suggest Argentina will top the group, the Mexico versus Poland game may well decide who joins them in the next round. Poland is favored, but only very slightly – there is definitely room for an upset here. We also take a look at the odds for the two opening group stage matches.
Group C Winners Odds: Messi’s World Cup Bow?
Having led his national team to four World Cups, rumblings are that this will be La Pulga’s last turn on a World Cup stage. Argentina are now FIFA world-ranked #3 – having climbed one position in FIFA’s June update – and favoured to take the group.
Their clash against #26 Poland and Robert Lewandowski is set to be one of the biggest group-stage matches.
Before that, however, Poland face a tough challenge in #9 Mexico, with that result likely to prove crucial in deciding who goes through. Saudi Arabia (#53, down from #49) rounds out Group C.
- Best odds: Group C Winners Odds are practically the same across the board.
Group C Opening Matches
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
Group C action starts with Argentina taking on Saudi Arabia in what could be a torrid game for the Arab kingdom. Might be worth considering the Over on a Totals bet in Argentina’s favor.
- Best odds on Argentina: SportsBetting
- Best odds on Saudi Arabia: Cloudbet
- Best odds on a Draw: Cloudbet
Mexico vs Poland
The other first-round clash could shape up to be a belter. Despite Mexico being FIFA world-ranked #9, they start as underdogs against Poland – perhaps because of the goal-scoring machine that is Robert Lewandowski. The tightness in the odds – it’s a Pick’em at MyBookie – shows how close it be.
- Best odds on Mexico: Stake
- Best odds on Poland: Cloudbet
- Best odds on Draw: Bovada / Bodog