World Cup Group C: Expert Betting Tips and Free Bets!

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Argentina have plenty of support in the betting market as Lionel Messi looks to assert himself as the undisputed greatest of all time. Bet on the World Cup with the latest bookie free bets!

Group C of the FIFA World Cup will get underway on Tuesday with two-time winners, Argentina, the red-hot favourites to top the group. Thanks to our betting partners at Ladbrokes, we can provide the best World Cup free bet promotions and World Cup odds on the group.

Argentina

  • World Cup best: Winners (1978, 1986)
  • FIFA World Ranking: 3rd
  • World Cup odds: 5/1

Argentina are the in-form nation going into the World Cup and are currently on a 36-game unbeaten run that stretches back to 2019. That run has seen them win the 2021 Copa America and they are now just one match short of Italy's all-time record of 37 matches unbeaten.

Argentina will have plenty of support in the betting market as Lionel Messi looks to assert himself as the undisputed greatest of all time. Messi himself is 10/1 to win the Golden Boot in Qatar or 11/2 to claim a second successive World Cup Golden Ball.

Saudi Arabia

  • World Cup best: Round of 16 (1994)
  • FIFA World Ranking: 51st
  • World Cup odds: 500/1

Herve Renard has overseen a huge upturn in form since taking charge of the Saudi Arabian national team. The Frenchman had previously led both Zambia (2012) and Ivory Coast (2015) to AFCON glory. Saudi Arabia topped their group in both stages of qualification for the 2022 World Cup.

Their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup saw them lose 1-0 to Croatia in what was their first defeat in six matches.

Saudi Arabia's playing squad are something of an unknown quantity with every single member of their World Cup squad plying their trade in their homeland. Salem al-Dawsari is the star of the team and has 17 international goals to his name.

Mexico

  • World Cup best: Quarter Final (1970, 1986)
  • FIFA World Ranking: 13th
  • World Cup odds: 80/1

Mexico qualified for the World Cup having come second in the CONCACAF zone behind Canada. Incredibly, the nation has reached at least the Round of 16 in each of the past seven World Cups; a record matches only by five-time winners, Brazil.

Andres Guardado will captain Mexico at this year's World Cup and is set to add to his astonishing haul of 178 international appearances. Raul Jimenez has also been selected in the Mexican squad despite playing just three times in the Premier League this season. The Wolves forward has not scored in the league since March.

Poland

  • World Cup best: Third (1974, 1982)
  • FIFA World Ranking: 26th
  • World Cup odds: 100/1

If, as expected, Argentina top the group then Poland pose the biggest threat to Mexico's hopes of an eighth successive World Cup knockout stage appearance. Poland reached the World Cup finals via the play-offs having finished second to England in qualifying.

Poland defeated Sweden 2-0 in their play-off final after they were handed a walkover against Russia at the semi-final stage.

Inevitably, Robert Lewandowski will be key to Poland's prospects in Qatar. The Barcelona forward holds the record for both caps (134) and goals (76) for Poland and will captain his country for a second successive World Cup. In 2018, Lewandowski played every minute of Poland's three group games without scoring a single goal.

Match Day One: Fixtures and Odds

(22nd November)

Argentina v Saudi Arabia

  • Argentina: 2/13
  • Draw: 6/1
  • Saudi Arabia: 20/1

Mexico v Poland

  • Mexico: 17/10
  • Draw: 2/1
  • Poland: 7/4

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