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    As part of Group C, Argentina takes on Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the group phase of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The match is scheduled for 5:00 AM ET on Tuesday, November 22.

    Sportsbooks have given Argentina odds of -603 to win this match, and Saudi Arabia is at +1667 (with the draw at +629). The moneyline says Argentina has a 85.8% chance of winning this match.

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    Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia Match Info

    • Game Day: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 5:00 AM ET
    • Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium

    Argentina Stats and Trends

    • While Argentina was second in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying play in goals scored (27 goals overall, 1.6 per game), Saudi Arabia gave up 10 overall (0.6 per game).
    • With 27 goals scored and eight conceded, Argentina ranked second in goal differential in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying action.
    • In the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup, Argentina was eliminated 4-3 by France.
    • Angel Di Maria finished the competition with one goal.
    • Lionel Messi was also good for one goal and two assists.

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    Saudi Arabia Stats and Trends

    • Saudi Arabia tallied 34 goals in 18 matches in the World Cup qualifying campaign, while Argentina conceded eight goals.
    • In terms of goal differential, Saudi Arabia was fourth in AFC World Cup qualifying play (+24).
    • At the 2018 World Cup, Saudi Arabia did not make it beyond the group stage.
    • Over the course of the competition, Salman Al Faraj netted one goal.
    • Abdullah Otayf also had one assist in the competition.

    Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia Players to Watch

    • Argentina’s Lautaro Martinez scored seven times and collected four assists in 15 World Cup qualifiers.
    • Messi scored seven times for Argentina in World Cup qualifying.
    • In World Cup qualifying, Rodrigo De Paul scored one time (in 16 matches) and had five assists.
    • Argentina’s Nicolas Gonzalez scored three times and picked up one assist in World Cup qualifying.
    • Offensively, Saleh AL-Shehri helped propel Saudi Arabia with seven goals and two assists in 13 World Cup qualifiers.
    • Salem Al Dawsari helped spark Saudi Arabia with seven goals and one assist over the course of 13 matches in the most recent World Cup qualifying campaign.
    • Feras Albrikan, while playing in six games for Saudi Arabia in the most recent World Cup qualifiers, registered three goals.
    • Sultan Alganham accumulated three assists for Saudi Arabia in the most recent World Cup qualifying campaign. He did not tally a goal.

    Chances to Win the World Cup

    Chance to Win the World Cup Implied Probability Overall Rank Group Rank
    Argentina 15.4% 2 1
    Saudi Arabia 0.1% 31 4

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