World Cup Betting Tips: Predictions & Best Odds For Wednesday’s Games
With the first two groups of World Cup 2022 now sorted, it’s the turn of Group C and Group D on Wednesday to come to a conclusion and betting sites have crunched the numbers on their odds.
In Group C, it’s all up for grabs as Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia can all still qualify for the knockout stages.
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Meanwhile in Group D, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia will be locked in battle for the final qualification spot, as defending champions France are already through after scoring a pair of victories from the first two games.
With so much on the line on Wednesday, we’ve looked into the key markets to pick out a tip from each of the four games for you.
Australia vs Denmark, Tuesday, 3pm
Having initially been fancied to finished bottom of Group D at the outset of the tournament, a somewhat surprise win over Tunisia has Australia in the driving seat to join France in the last 16.
A draw may be enough for Graham Arnold’s men too, given that Tunisia must play France at the same time.
But, they face a stern test in the form of a talent-stacked Denmark side, who will no doubt throw the kitchen sink at the Aussie’s here.
There are 28 places between the sides in the FIFA world rankings and World Cup betting sites are expecting that to tell here, rating the Danes as 1/2 favourites for victory.
While we also expect Kasper Hjulmand’s men to grab all three points, their desperation for victory maybe exploited by a more-than-able Australian attack.
The men from Down Under have scored in every World Cup game so far, and don’t be surprised if they nab one against the run of play in this contest.
But ultimately, you’d think Denmark will have just about enough to succeed at the Al Janoub Stadium.
Tip: Denmark To Win And Both Teams To Score – 14/5 With 10Bet
Tunisia vs France, Wednesday, 3pm
After a promising goalless draw against Denmark in their World Cup opener, Tunisia disappointed fans by losing 1-0 to Australia despite being favourites heading into the game.
The Eagles of Carthage are one of just a few teams who have failed to find the net after the opening two matchdays of this tournament and now face the daunting reality of needing to beat reigning world champions France.
They will be hoping that Australia don’t beat Denmark in Group D’s other fixture, to have a chance to reach the knockout stages for the first time ever.
Thanks to their 2-1 victory over Denmark on Saturday - after beating Australia 4-1 in their World Cup opener - France became the first nation to book their ticket to the knockout phase of Qatar 2022.
With Tunisia struggling to score goals and France likely to rest key players, backing under 2.5 goals looks the play on football betting sites here.
Tip: Back Under 2.5 Goals – Evens With Bet365
Poland vs Argentina, Wednesday, 7pm
The good times are rolling for Poland after Robert Lewandowski finally netted his first World Cup goal in a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
Defying expectations by sitting top of Group C, they now need just a point against Argentina to guarantee round-of-16 progression, while a win will see them top a group stage for the first time since 1982.
Some described Argentina’s 2-1 opening matchday defeat to Saudi Arabia as the “greatest upset in World Cup history” and despite bouncing back in a 2-0 victory over Mexico last time out, Argentina could face elimination unless they win here.
This could develop into a tight game and Poland look value in the draw no bet market on betting apps.
Tip: Poland Draw No Bet – 9/2 With Paddy Power
Mexico vs Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, 7pm
Saudi Arabia know a win will put them through to the knockout stages of the World Cup against all expectations.
Having beaten pre-tournament second favourites Argentina, they’ll surely believe that Mexico - who have massively underwhelmed so far - are there for the taking.
That said, Mexico also have something to play for, and perhaps that will bring out the best in Gerardo Martino’s side.
They’re up against it though - they need to win their game and hope Argentina beat Poland heavily, something which seems unlikely as the European side will be playing for a draw.
The Saudis will be backed by the majority of support, given the close proximity to Qatar, and that could be enough to inspire them to another victory.
Mexico are yet to score in this tournament, but they’ll need to conjure up a bit of magic if they’re to avoid heading home in complete embarrassment.
Tip: Saudi Arabia To Win And Both Teams To Score - 8/1 with Parimatch
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