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Group C Odds, Schedule & Predictions for 2022 World Cup (Lionel Messi and Argentina Tested by Team Mexico)

Adam Taylor McKillop
World Cup Group C odds, standings and predictions for Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.
World Cup Group C odds, standings and predictions for Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The 2022 World Cup is here, and that means soccer fans' attention will be turned to Qatar for the next two months.

First up on the menu is group stage action — with eight groups of four teams each playing a round-robin to determine which two teams will advance to the knockout stage.

Many fans will pay close attention to Group C action because of the presence of the great Lionel Messi. Group C consists of Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland. We've also gone ahead and ranked them by FanDuel Sportsbook's World Cup odds for each team to win the group.

World Cup Group C Teams and Odds

  1. Argentina (-280)
  2. Mexico (+550)
  3. Poland (+550)
  4. Saudi Arabia (+3800)

Group C sets up a clear battle for second place. Messi and his Argentina squad are heavy -280 favorites to advance with the group win. Both Mexico and Poland hold +550 odds to advance, and Saudi Arabia rounds out the quartet with +3800 odds.

World Cup Group C Schedule

Click on any of the linked matches below to see The Duel's predictions, odds and best bets.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Saturday, Nov. 26

  • Poland vs Saudi Arabia (2:00 p.m. ET)
  • Argentina vs Mexico (8:00 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, Nov. 30

  • Poland vs. Argentina (2:00 p.m. ET)
  • Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico (2:00 p.m. ET)

World Cup Group C Prediction

Most believe Argentina will cruise through this group, but I think Lionel Messi's squad is tested more than anticipated. Both Mexico and Poland sit within the top 26 of FIFA's world rankings and the Polish play an intimidating style of defense.

Argentina will capture of a pair of wins against Saudi Arabia and Poland, but the Mexican national team has enough scoring power to keep pace for a tie. Messi's team will still advance in what could be his final World Cup.

Mexico is the other team to watch here. They've advanced to the knockout stage in each of their last seven World Cups and ties against Argentina and Poland are enough to advance.

Poland should easily pick up a win against Saudi Arabia, but their loss to Argentina proves the difference.

Group C Standings Prediction:

  1. Argentina (2-1-0)
  2. Mexico (1-2-0)
  3. Poland (1-1-1)
  4. Saudi Arabia (0-0-3)

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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