Scores and news from the 2022 World Cup: Messi makes his international debut for Argentina against Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday, the first day of the 2022 World Cup, four games will be played between Groups C and D. Today features the opening match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia and the nightcap between France and Australia, two of the tournament’s heavy hitters.

This Tuesday at 5 a.m. ET, FS1 will broadcast Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia.

It would be quite surprising if Saudi Arabia didn’t end up dead last in Group C, and it’s possible they’d be the weakest team in the entire tournament. The odds on Argentina winning are inflated because of the under’s heavy juice (-165 for three goals or more). We think there will be at least three goals scored in this one.

Fox, Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. ET, Mexico vs. Poland

All things considered, this matchup is really close. It’s unclear whether or not the teams will prioritize avoiding defeat over taking calculated risks in pursuit of a victory. It’s unlikely that the losing side will go on to the next round, so let’s assume that both teams will play it safe and play to a draw.

This Tuesday at 8 a.m. EST, tune in to FS1 to watch the match between Denmark and Tunisia.

Bookies do not expect a high-scoring match. At -150, the under is a risky bet. Despite being the third-best team in the group, Tunisia has a chance to surprise everyone with its strength. Assuming Denmark is in top shape since Euro 2020, they should win here. Whether it’s a 1-0 or 2-0 victory, we’re taking the Danes on the moneyline.

Tuesday at 4 p.m. PT, Fox will broadcast France vs. Australia in a World Cup qualifier.

At least France doesn’t have to face Denmark in the World Cup opener with a lineup that looks very different from the 2018 World Cup champions. You’re probably aware by now that Raphael Varane and Joules Kounde are on the mend from injuries, while Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, and N’Golo Kante are gone for the season. With France being a heavy favorite to win, we think the under 2.5 goals at +105 is the better bet. Even when they have their A-list players available, this is a squad that plays cautiously.