Argentina vs Saudi Arabia start their Group C campaign in an early kick off at the Lusail Stadium. The World Cup betting odds are heavily favoured towards Argentina, who will be fancied to begin this tournament with a convincing victory.
As they often do, Argentina cruised through qualification, winning 11 of their 17 matches in the South American qualifying section. Lionel Scaloni’s side have plenty of firepower, however, they are also defensively secure and conceded just twice in their last five qualifying matches. The 2014 runners-up were disappointing in Russia and they will be looking to make amends for their round of 16 exit at the hands of France.
Saudi Arabia opened Russia 2018 with a heavy 5-0 defeat to the hosts. Despite this poor start, they did manage to win their first World Cup match since 1994 as they edged past Egypt in Volgograd. Saudi Arabia eased through qualification, finishing above Japan and Australia.
10Bet are predicting a one-sided 90 minutes with Argentina priced up as the 2/11 favourites. Bwin are offering a standout 35/2 on Saudi Arabia to cause one of the biggest World Cup shocks in the history of the tournament.