Match Day Tips: Day 3 | Argentina vs Saudi Arabia | France vs Australia and More | FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Match
Match Day 3 is just around the corner and this day has a few exciting match-ups. For one, Argentina fans are finally able to see Lionel Messi’s start to the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Karim Benzema may be out of the France National team, but there still isn’t any lack of talent in the team. Many more intense matches are coming and we have match day tips to help with your betting.
Odds for Argentina vs Saudi Arabia [Group C]
Argentina is one of the teams with the best outright odds of winning the entire tournament. FIFA simulator, after correctly predicting the past few winners, has predicted that Argentina will win this edition. And the team certainly has the balance to pull that off.
Thousands will gather at the Lusail stadium to watch Lionel Messi kick-off his World Cup campaign. This first match against Saudi Arabia may not be the toughest for Argentina but there will be plenty of viewers.
Saudi, on the other hand, actually topped its group to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The nation worked incredibly hard and had an even better game than Japan. Argentina lost a bit of momentum with a loss against Croatia, so this match for the nation is quite important.
Despite all the hard work by the Saudi Arabia national team, it doesn’t have better odds of winning by a long shot. The match day tips of Saudi Arabia coming out victorious in this match are 21.00. And the odds for Argentina winning are 1.16.
So, even based on past performances, you could pretty easily predict which nation will win this match. There is also the possibility of a draw and the match day tips for that outcome are 8.00.
We’re also predicting that Argentina scores the first goal in this match and earns more corners. Although in international football, corners tend to be awarded more evenly. Argentina has been unbeaten for quite a while now, and we don’t see that ending anytime soon. There are talks of even Argentina taking the World Cup this year.
We all know one key player in the Argentina National Team’s squad, Lionel Messi. But the team has many fresh faces this time around as well. Leandro Paredes is another important player for the Argentina midfield.
|Forwards||Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa, Thiago Almada|
|Midfielders||Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Papu Gomez, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios|
|Defenders||Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico, Juan Foyth|
|Goalkeepers||Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani|
Messi isn’t the only striker for this nation. Angel Di Maria is another immensely talented player in the team who is also likely playing his last World Cup. Otamendi and Lisandro Martinez are the final two players to watch in the Argentina National Team who bring the squad full-circle.
Saudi Arabia Squad
Saudi Arabia has worked very hard to top the qualifiers table land a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Despite having the skills to give any nation a run for its money, Saudi Arabia has landed itself in a difficult group.
|Forwards||Haitham Asiri, Saleh Al-Shehri, Firas Al-Buraikan|
|Midfielders||Salman Al-Faraj, Riyadh Sharahili, Ali Al-Hassan, Mohamed Kanno, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Sami Al-Najei, Abdullah Otayf, Nasser Al-Dawsari , Abdulrahman Al-Aboud, Salem Al-Dawsari, Hattan Bahebri|
|Defenders||Yasser Al-Shahrani, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Abdullah Madu, Hassan Tambakti, Sultan Al-Ghanam, Mohammed Al-Breik, Saud Abdulhamid|
|Goalkeepers||Mohamed Al-Owais, Nawaf Al-Aqidi, Mohamed Al-Yami|
This is the first time in history that Saudi Arabia is facing Argentina. And you can be sure that this is going to be a match to watch.
Odds for the Denmark vs. Tunisia [Group D]
Denmark and Tunisia are two nations that are often overlooked. But that doesn’t mean that the nations won’t put up a fight to get to the Round of 16.
Group D still has some tough competition in store since France has been drawn in the same group. And the nation is another one with the best odds of winning the World Cup.
Tunisia has struggled a bit despite finally qualifying for this edition of the World Cup. The nation has also had a hard time in African competitions like AFCON. Despite causing a bit of an upset against Nigeria in Ro16, Tunisia finally lost out in the Quarter Final to Burkina Faso.
So, the nation has a lot of burdens to put up a solid performance in this World Cup. But Denmark, on the other hand, has had great momentum so far. The nation may not have topped the qualifiers table, but still managed to secure the second spot and qualify.
The odds for Denmark winning by far, are much better than Tunisia. The match day tips for the nation to win are 1.64. The odds for a draw are 3.80. And the match day tips declared for Tunisia to win are 6.00 which does not fare well for the Carthage Eagles.
Denmark may appear to be the clear winner in this match. But Tunisia has the potential to turn the game around last minute, so our recommendation is to keep an eye out for each of the key players.
The Denmark squad is quite impressive. But what’s more impressive are the statements of Christian Eriksen. He claimed that the nation will play with the “One Love” armband despite it being banned by the Qatar authorities.
Whether he sticks true to his word can only be proven once the match starts. But the truth of the matter is, Denmark may lose players on the field due to this decision.
|Forwards||Andreas Cornelius, Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Mikkel Damsgaard, Jesper Lindstrom, Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Skov Olsen, Jonas Wind|
|Midfielders||Thomas Delaney, Mathias Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Christian Norgaard, Robert Skov|
|Defenders||Alexander Bah, Simon Kjaer, Joachim Andersen, Joakim Maehle, Andreas Christensen, Rasmus Kristensen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Victor Nelsson, Daniel Wass|
|Goalkeepers||Kasper Schmeichel, Oliver Christensen, Frederik Ronnow|
Joakim Mahle is the player to watch in this team.
Tunisia might even win this game by default. But we prefer to move forward with the best in mind and assume that both teams will play the regulation 90 minutes will all players on the field.
The squad for Tunisia will still bring to light a lot of interesting tidbits about how the nation might fare against Denmark’s line up:
|Forwards||Anis Ben Slimane, Seifeddine Jaziri, Issam Jebali, Wahbi Khazri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Youssef Msakni, Naim Sliti|
|Midfielders||Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Ghaylane Chaalali, Aissa Laidouni, Hannibal Mejbri, Ferjani Sassi, Elyas Skhiri|
|Defenders||Ali Abdi, Dylan Bronn, Mohamed Drager, Nader Ghandri, Bilel Ifa, Wajdi Kechrida, Ali Maaloul, Yassine Meriah, Montassar Talbi|
|Goalkeepers||Aymen Dahmen, Bechir Ben Said, Mouez Hassen, Aymen Mathlouthi|
This side is going to play great defensive football. And Wahbi Kharri is key to the line ups.
Odds for the Mexico vs. Poland [Group C]
Not many people are aware of what a great line up Poland has. Robert Lewandowski is putting up the front line for Poland and the nation has a great chance of furthering Mexico’s bad run.
Mexico has had a bad time in international football and coach Gerardo Martino has a possibility of losing his job. But the odds don’t really agree with that. In our opinion, the chances of Mexico drawing against Poland are also slim.
The actual match day tips for a Mexico victory are 2.63. And the chances of both a draw and a win by Poland are 3.06. Although these odds suggest that Mexico will overcome the unsightly performance up to this point, we’re not so sure.
Poland actually got a few positive results in the matches preceding the FIFA World Cup 2022. But there is more to it than just the one match between Poland and Mexico. The two nations are battling against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in this group.
Being up against one of the World Cup super powers in the same group can’t be easy. And the thought might just be enough to tip Poland over the edge and ruin its positive run in this game against Mexico.
Despite the upsets pre-World Cup, Mexico actually has a terrific squad. With the exception of Raul Jimenez, however. The 31-year-old Wolves player has been recovering from a groin injury. And it is still unclear whether he will return for this game.
|Forwards||Rogelio Funes Mori, Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano , Henry Martin, Alexis Vega|
|Midfielders||Edson Alvarez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Luis Chavez, Andres Guardado, Erick Gutierrez, Hector Herrera, Orbelin Pineda, Carlos Rodriguez, Luis Romo|
|Defenders||Kevin Alvarez, Nestor Araujo, Gerardo Arteaga, Jesus Gallardo, Hector Moreno, Cesar Montes, Jorge Sanchez, Johan Vasquez|
|Goalkeepers||Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cota|
Players to watch out for in this squad include Gutierrez, Jimenez, and Sanchez.
The most noteworthy name in the squad list for Poland is undoubtedly Robert Lewandowski. But that doesn’t mean Poland isn’t hiding a few other talents.
|Forwards||Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek, Karol Swiderski|
|Midfielders||Krystian Bielik, Przemyslaw Frankowski , Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jakub Kaminski, Michal Skoras, Damian Szymanski, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, Szymon Zurkowski|
|Defenders||Jan Bednarek, Kamil Glik, Robert Gumny, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Jakub Kiwior, Mateusz Wieteska, Bartosz Bereszynski, Matthew Cash, Nicola Zalewski|
|Goalkeepers||Wojciech Szczesny, Bartlomiej Dragowski, Lukasz Skorupski|
Robert may have to carry this team through the match with Mexico. But one thing is for sure, he will have some intense backup.
Odds for the France vs. Australia [Group D]
This is probably the match that we are the most excited about. France is one of the favorites to win the World Cup this year. And after the 2018 performance, fans have a lot of expectations from the team.
A last minute casualty for France came when Karim Benzema was seen limping out of the training facility clinic. He has since returned to Madrid to recover following his injury and is out for the entire World Cup season.
This came at the worst time considering that his return to the France National Team since 2014 meant a lot to his fans.
Australia in this match are the underdogs. And the nation is pretty much one of the underdogs in the entire tournament. But that doesn’t mean the side from down under isn’t going to give Deschamps a run for his money.
France has match day tips that are 1.25 for Deschamps’ side to win. The match day tips for a draw are 6.00. And the unlikely event for Australia to win has odds of 13.00.
We personally see a clear winner here. And we are also predicting that France will top the point table for Group D.
Despite the frequent injuries, France has a spectacular squad with the main man being Kylian Mbappe. Besides Karim Benzema, France is also going to miss striker Christopher Nkunku and midfielder Paul Pogba.
|Forwards||Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram, Randal Kolo Muani|
|Midfielders||Eduardo Camavinga, Youssouf Fofana, Matteo Guendouzi, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Jordan Veretout|
|Defenders||Axel Disasi, Lucas Hernandez, Theo Hernandez, Ibrahima Konate, Jules Kounde, Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane|
|Goalkeepers||Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda|
Raphael Varane is one of France’s returns after injury.
Australia has landed itself a spot in one of the toughest groups. But nonetheless, the coach has selected a line up of the top players drafted for the National Team.
|Forwards||Awer Mabil, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Jason Cummings, Mitchell Duke, Garang Kuol, Craig Goodwin, Marco Tilio|
|Midfielders||Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic, Keanu Baccus, Cameron Devlin, Riley McGree|
|Defenders||Milos Degenek, Aziz Behich, Joel King, Nathaniel Atkinson, Fran Karacic, Harry Souttar, Kye Rowles, Bailey Wright, Thomas Deng|
|Goalkeepers||Mat Ryan, Andrew Redmayne, Danny Vukovic|
Our Picks for Match Day 3
Match day 3 is the first hosting 4 games in a single day. And every single match is going to be intense. We have our own opinions of who might win these matches and they might not always agree with the odds.
For the very first game, Argentina is the favorite to win the match. Argentina’s squad is one of the most balanced in the world right now and in the best form. The players are able to make connections with ease and we believe they will win this match easily.
Saudi Arabia isn’t particularly well-known for football. And we don’t have many high hopes for this nation in the entire World Cup.
For the second match, Denmark is playing Tunisia. Denmark has one of the most underrated squads of the tournament this season. And it should be able to secure a comfortable win against Tunisia. This is further cemented by Tunisia’s bad run in other tournaments.
In our opinion, the Mexico vs Poland match will be 50/50. Both nations are closely matched in terms of odds and have almost equal strength. But if Lewandowski steps up Mexico will be in big trouble.
The last game of Match Day 3 is the biggest of the day and definitely worth the wait. Punters everywhere have been waiting to watch France play its first match.
And France should win the game easily given the squad it has drafted. Despite being hit by injuries, the nation still has a squad that can beat any team in the world. Australia might try to draw the game to snatch at least 1 point but chances are low.
Quite an exciting day for the FIFA World Cup 2022. And our match day tips should be great when you’re betting on one or all of these matches.
Group C Potential Outcome
One of the most anticipated groups in this FIFA World Cup was Group C. The nations are Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Mexico. Our picks for the top 2 nations in this group are Argentina and Mexico. But Poland may just come out on top if Lewandowski steps up.
Saudi Arabia is going to be the first to exit the Group Stage from Group C. The odds of the country exiting the tournament in the Group Stage are 1.06.
Argentina is likely to make it all the way to the Quarter Final at the very least. And the current match day tips of Argentina getting eliminated in the Quarter Finals are 4.00.
The match day tips for Poland’s elimination in the Group Stage is 1.80. And the same for Mexico is 1.83. With odds so close together, we can’t say for sure which nation is moving on to the Round of 16.
Group D Potential Outcome
Group D may not be the group of death. But with the presence of the reigning champions, it is certain that none of the other teams are confident about topping the table.
France is very likely to even win this edition of the FIFA World Cup based on the Match Day tips that are out currently. The other nations in Group D, Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia all have their work cut out for them.
Our other pick for the nation making it to the Round of 16 is Denmark. Both Tunisia and Australia have current matchday tips of 1.16 of exiting the competition in the Group Stage.
Line Up Your Bets
Well, what are you waiting for? Day 3 is already here. And we’ve posted every detail of each game along with the match tips to help you figure out who to bet on.
What are the Chances of Poland Winning 9 points in the Group Stage?
The chances are pretty slim. The match day tips that Poland could win all 9 points in the Group Stage are 21.00.
Will Saudi Arabia make it to the Round of 16?
Saudi Arabia does not have much of a chance of making it to the Round of 16. The odds of the nation exiting in the Group Stage are 1.06.
What are the Match Day Tips for a Draw Between Argentina and Saudi Arabia?
The chances of the game between Australia and Saudi Arabia ending in a draw are 8.00.
Will France Win the FIFA World Cup 2022?
France, right after Brazil, Argentina, and England has a great chance to win this World Cup. The current match day tips out for a France outright win are 9.00. But these might change in the future.
What are the Match Day Tips of Denmark Winning the Fewest Group Stage Points?
The chances of Denmark receiving 1 point in the Group Stage is 17.00 and the chances of the Nation earning no points at all is 71.00.