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You can rest assured that none of our FIFA World Cup 2022 betting predictions will be made on a whim. When deciding on a potential outcome, we will be looking at a multitude of factors and options before making the final choice. The three main factors we will consider are a team’s playstyle, form, and statistics. Any potential injuries, unfavorable matchups, and motivation are just some of the other factors that will contribute to the final decision. For a more detailed overview of the groups and teams, you can check out our FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Betting Guide.
With three rounds per group scheduled to be played over the next two weeks, we’re in for a real treat. Let’s jump straight into the first round of predictions.
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Mexico vs. Argentina
Argentina is a side definitely in shambles following their loss to Saudi Arabia. Although La Albiceleste controlled the pace of the game, numerous disallowed goals ultimately came back to haunt them in the second half against a re-invigorated Saudi Arabia side. The pressure is on Argentina, as a potential loss to Mexico will see an early end to their World Cup 2022 run. Mexico on the other hand looked like the better side in their outing versus Poland and will look to continue the moment against a bruised Argentina side. W
While the offense was not clicking for Mexico, their backline was nothing to sneer at. When matched up against the Argentinian backline that looked shaky, to say the least, Mexico will have its chances. Considering everything Mexico should have a somewhat reserved initial approach to the match, with Argentina trying to put itself in front early on. Ultimately, we expect both teams to score, with Argentina coming out as the victors.
Poland vs. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s upset over Argentian will definitely become a stuff of legends. Their victory against Argentina captured the hearts of many while foiling a number of FIFA World Cup 2022 Betting Predictions and betting slips along the way. Even so, nobody can deny that there was a huge amount of luck that propelled them to their victory. Poland on the other hand was missing quite a bit of that luck in its opener versus Mexico, with Lewandovski missing a crucial penalty that could have seen them take all three points.
When it comes to the overall gameplay, Saudi Arabia showed little much besides its sturdy defense, which will be missing left back Yasser Al-Shahrani following his horrendous injury. Poland should be able to control the tempo of the match and capitalize on it. They are the better quality team, and their midfield is heads above Saudi Arabia’s. And considering that no team will overlook the Middle-Eastern side? Poland should have this one in the bag.
France vs. Denmark
The most anticipated matchup of Group D is finally here as France faces its kryptonite from the European Nations League. All eyes are on Denmark and if they can beat France for the third time in a row this year. France’s injury-weakened squad made a statement during their match against Australia. The overall sentiment was that France kicked it into gear when they felt like it, bulldozing Australia soon after. Denmark on the other hand did disappoint during their opener against Tunisia but will have a chance at redemption against the defending world champions.
It’s a known fact that France will be missing almost half of its starting eleven. Denmark will have to continue the tournament without midfielder Thomas Delaney, who picked up a nasty injury against Tunisia. Overall, France should have the edge in this matchup. While Denmark can contest the mid-field possession battle, France just has much more firepower.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Round 2 Group Stage Betting Predictions
Qatar vs. Senegal
Qatar had a disastrous showing in their opener against Ecuador. The host nation seemingly forgot all the basic aspects of football, failing to mount any pressure or offense for the duration of the 90 minutes. Senegal on the other hand impressed against a fairly stacked Netherlands side. The Lions of Teranga were surprisingly the dominant side for a big part of the match against the Oranje, falling behind only after a mistake by the goalkeeper Édouard Mendy. Heading into the match against Qatar, Senegal is the favorite with good reason. Based on their inaugural outing, Qatar will have no way to handle Senegal’s pressure, despite the absence of star winger Sadio Mané. All things considered, we’re looking at a potential dominant showing by Senegal, who can’t afford any more slip-ups if they want to qualify for the Knockouts.
England vs. USA
The second round of Group B brings forth a very interesting showdown between England and the USA. While the USA has so far been England’s kryptonite at the World Cup, Gareth Southgate’s boys are entering the match as the heavy favorites. England’s 6-2 demolishing of Iran in the opener did announce them as favorites, but also raised questions about a possibly leaky defense. The USA impressed in their match against Wales, looking like the more dominant side when it came to pressure and possession. But the team’s only problem seemingly was capitalization, as the young USA squad missed chance after chance. This is a series where we expect a fully open match, with both sides having their chances. We’re tipping that both teams are going to score, as we should be potentially looking at 3+ goals for the 90 minutes of play.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Round 1 Group Stage Betting Predictions
Uruguay vs. South Korea
Uruguay will begin its World Cup journey against a South Korean side that’s looking primed to ruffle some feathers. Ronald Araujo will miss Uruguay’s group opener, while Edison Cavani might not be fully fit before the match begins. On the other hand, Tottenham starlet Son-Heung Min is expected to start the game, although headers will most likely be not a scoring option. Despite having quality attacking options, both teams live and die by their defense, with Uruguay pulling through with the individual quality. Looking at the overall squad quality, Uruguay should have this one in the bag, as this match could very well determine the outcome of the Group heading forward. Uruguay should control the possession with its talented midfield, but don’t expect a beautiful game by any margin. Expect Uruguay to ultimately come on out on top, though.
Brazil vs. Serbia
Brazil is entering Qatar as the outright betting favorite. The Seleção will begin their journey against a Serbia national side that has fairly impressed so far in European competitions. Injury-wise, Brazil will see its starting eleven mostly intact, while Serbia could feel the absence of Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. Gameplay-wise, both teams employ an attacking style of football that promises to deliver a thrilling opener. Although the odds do paint Brazil as the major favorite, counting out a talented Serbia side should be downright criminal, especially considering the upsets we’ve seen so far at the tournament. The possession game itself should also be more even than most would expect, considering Serbia’s midfield is packed with talent. In this particular case, we’re tipping that both sides will score a potential myriad of goals.
Morocco vs. Croatia
The 2018 World Cup runners-up will face an inconvenient Morocco side in their opening match of the tournament. Croatia will be missing some of its key players from the previous roster, but still remain the stronger side, and the marginal betting favorites. Morocco definitely isn’t a side that should be counted out, as the Atlas Lions have some world-class talent to carry the momentum. When it comes to Croatia, the core aspect of its gameplay is possession football, with chances created through midfield build-up. Morocco is a tad similar, but like to cross in the ball, mostly through the left side. We expect a fairly open game, with a lot of opportunities, a lot of dead balls, and set pieces.
Germany vs. Japan
Germany will begin its World Cup journey against the well-organized Japanese national team. Although the Germans are missing a couple of key forward players like Timo Werner, the sheer depth of its squad has easily offset the absence. The Samurai on the other hand are entering this match with a mostly clean health slate. Both teams have incredible quality in the front three, and both employ an offensive style that sees the ball advance through the wings. Furthermore, both sides have shown some struggles defensively in their last few outings. Expect an open match, with chances on both sides, with Germany building up the attack, while Japan uses the pace and technicality of its wingers to strike back. We’re predicting both teams will score in this match, as we easily expect three or more goals in the 90+ minutes of play.
Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia
To start off the third day of the group stages we have a true David versus Goliath matchup. In one of the most uneven matchups of the tournament, tournament favorites Argentina will be opening their group stage against Saudi Arabia. When it comes down to overall quality, Argentina is the better team in every aspect imaginable of football. Argentina is coming into the match riding a frightening 35-match unbeaten run, and Saudi Arabia is not looking like the team that’s going to end it.
Expect Argentina to control every aspect of the game, with Saudi Arabia parking the bus in front of its goal with its striker playing a deep counter-attacking role. Argentina plays a very possession-dominant style of football, with a focus on midfield control. With the midfield fully lockdown, Saudi Arabia’s lone striker will have even less of an opportunity to score from an odd pass. Expect nothing short of a clinic from the La Albiceleste.
Denmark vs. Tunisia
The inaugural Group C match features European hopefuls Denmark facing off against Tunisia. Denmark is entering the match as the favorite but is set to face fierce resistance from the Eagles of Carthage. As far as injuries are concerned, both sides will be entering the match with their squads relatively intact. Furthermore, both teams have had good form heading into Qatar. Interestingly, both teams employ a defensive-oriented playstyle, with Denmark emerging as Europe’s strongest bulwark.
Tunisia is not to be outdone, considering they conceded a goal in only one of their last eight matches. The key factor in this match will be the midfield battle, and Denmark definitely sits a league above Tunisia in terms of quality. While the African nation is not without its chances, they will certainly be fewer than Denmark’s. We’d also give the offensive edge to Denmark in terms of quality and versatility. Don’t expect the most thrilling game out of this one, as this will be a defensive masterclass from both sides.
USA vs. Wales
Both teams have a lot of writing on this match, seeing as the potential winner here will have one foot through to the knockouts. The odds between the two sides are pretty even, so a draw is looking like a very possible end result. Due to the key differences in playstyle between the two, we’re expecting a pretty open game. The USA will have trouble dealing with Wales’ pace and counterattacks. On the other hand, Wales has shown a tendency to crumble under pressure, which is the US team’s trademark. If we were to pick our favorite, we’d lean slightly toward the US national team. Wales’ success heavily depends on the performance of Gareth Bale, while the USA team has more on-field structure as well as overall depth. Ultimately, we’re expecting quite a bit of goals this match, with both sides scoring.
Senegal vs. Netherlands
Group A’s second match will feature a toothless Senegal side taking on heavy favorites the Netherlands. Senegal will be missing their key player Sadio Mane for their inaugural match, a player who contributed to 9 of their last 14 goals. The Netherlands on the other hand will be missing Memphis Depay, but have suitable replacements for the Barcelona forward. While Senegal’s defense is their main strength, they will have a hard time stopping the Dutch offense, especially considering how out-of-form goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is. With Senegal’s main motor out for the count, the Netherlands is going to have a much easier time taking over the match. Quite frankly, we expect a dominating display from the Dutch.
Qatar vs. Ecuador
The opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is definitely a clash of styles. Hosts Qatar are heading into the match against Ecuador as the underdogs. Tactically, Qatar plays an all-out attacking style of football, that starts from the back and builds up through long balls. If there is one aspect in which Qatar completely outclasses Ecuador, it’s raw pace. Qatar’s counter-attacking capabilities should not be underestimated. On the other hand, their defensive tactics, structure, and pressing are somewhat lackluster when compared to other teams at the event.
Ecuador is the polar opposite, with its success based on its world-class defense. But Ecuador does not just turtle in. Their attack is quite proficient, going down the wide channels and building up with short passes through the midfield. Such a clash of styles often results in a bogged-down game, where neither team can find its footing. Ecuador will most likely have the advantage in possession, with Qatar relying on its raw pace to score from counterattacks. Still, the general consensus is that we are going to see a game with few goals.
Ultimately, the differences in approach should result in a big number of dead balls during the match. With neither team seemingly having an ideal solution for the other, those dead balls on the offense will result in corner kicks. We could be in store for a large number of them, that’s why we’re predicting over the given value.
Prediction: Total Corners | Over 9.5 |