Group C kicks off tomorrow before the sun rises at 5am with one of the tournament’s favorites, Argentina, taking on a lesser Saudi Arabia side. It’s tough to find value in these lines given how heavily Argentina is favorited, but if you’re okay with plays in the -150 to -200 range there are a few on the board that I like. One of the best values for me is Messi to assist at +100, with Argentina expected to put up around 3 goals, which could easily turn into more as we’ve seen in England’s dismantling of Iran, and he is still at the heart of play for both club & country. He should see plenty of opportunities himself as well but I expect Saudi Arabia will overplay him a bit leaving opportunities on the table for others. I don’t see any other result than a win for the Albicelestes & I’m taking them to win the first half, win by 2, and maybe sprinkle a few ambitious player props just for fun (wait for starting lineups if you can get up early enough).
|Arg. 1H ML||-195|
|Arg. o2.5 goals, Lautaro ATGS, Messi assist||+340|