Argentina and France are big favorites on Tuesday

Groups C and D start the first round of four matches of the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday. Two of the biggest favorites to win the World Cup will play their first games on Tuesday, when Argentina start the day against Saudi Arabia and France meet Australia in a nightcap.

Here’s what you need to know to place bets on Tuesday’s four games. As always, all odds are provided by BetMGM.

Odds Group C

  • Argentina (-250)

  • Mexico (+450)

  • Poland (+500)

  • Saudi Arabia (+1800)

Chances for 2nd place in Group C

  • Argentina (-1600)

  • Mexico (-115)

  • Poland (-110)

  • Saudi Arabia (+650)

Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (over/under 2.5 goals)

5 p.m. ET Tuesday, FS1

Saudi Arabia could be the worst team of the tournament and it would be a big surprise if they don’t finish last in Group C. The juice is heavily weighted on the over – three goals or more is -165 – but the value of winning on Argentina just isn’t there. We like the chances of three or more goals in this game.

Lionel Messi has said the 2022 World Cup would be his last. AP Photo/Kamran Yebreili)

Mexico vs. Poland (2.5)

11 p.m. ET Tuesday, Fox

  • Mexico wins (+170)

  • Poland wins (+175)

  • Tie (+210)

As you can see, this is an incredibly balanced game. And we wonder if not losing is more important for both teams than taking risks to shoot for victory. It’s hard to imagine that the loser of this game will advance to the knockout stages, so we’ll say that both teams play so conservatively and it ends in a draw.

Odds Group D

  • France (-185)

  • Denmark (+225)

  • Australia (+1400)

  • Tunisia (+1700)

Chances for 2nd place in Group D

  • France (-2000)

  • Denmark (-275)

  • Australia (+333)

  • Tunisia (+350)

Denmark vs. Tunisia (2.5)

8 p.m. ET Tuesday, FS1

  • Denmark wins (-210)

  • Tunisia wins (+625)

  • tie (+310)

Odds makers are not keen on this game scoring too many goals. The bottom is -150. Tunisia could be a solid side although they are clearly the third best team in the group. Denmark should continue their good form since Euro 2020 and get the win here. If we win 1-0 or 2-0, we’ll take the Danes straight ahead.

France vs Australia (2.5)

2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Fox

  • France wins (-350)

  • Australia (+1000)

  • tie (+475)

France, at least, don’t have to face Denmark at the World Cup as they play with a line-up that looks very different from the team that won the 2018 World Cup. As you probably know by now, Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante are all injured and Raphael Varane and Joules Kounde are recovering from injuries. France should win this game easily and under 2.5 goals at +105 feels like our favorite game. This is a team that tends to play conservatively even with all of their stars in the lineup.

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