2022 FIFA World Cup predictions, picks, odds: France, Denmark are heavy favorites, experts split on Mexico

After England knocked Iranthe Netherlands the past Senegaland the USA drew with Wales on Monday as we head into day three of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar superstar trio on Tuesday Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappethe and Robert Lewandowski enter the fray. Messi’s Argentina Against things in group C Saudi Arabia in Lusail before the black horses Denmark the and Tunisia Commissioning of Group D in Al Rayyan. Mexico and Lewandowski’s Poland In Group C, Doha are next to Mbappe and the reigning champions France to receive Australia in Al-Wakrah. La Albiceleste and Les Bleus are strong favorites to win, as are the Danes, but it is expected to be more difficult for the Poles with four matches on day one. Let’s take a look at how the CBS Sports staff is doing…

Group C: Argentina and Saudi Arabia

Date: Tuesday, November 22 | The time: 5:00 p.m. ET | Location: Lusail Iconic Stadium — Lusail, Qatar

TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)

What you need to know: This is expected to be Messi’s last World Cup match and while you can never say never, 2026 is a long way off Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar would be approaching 40. Argentina are the favorites for many and Messi and his team-mates will be eager to win the title they have coveted for years. Two-time winners La Albiceleste have not won since 1986 and are expected to ease into Group C. Herve Renard’s Saudi Arabia are an unknown number, but the Green Falcons are unlikely to be shocked here.

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Group D: Denmark and Tunisia

Date: Tuesday, November 22 | The time: 8:00 a.m. ET | Location: Education City Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar

TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)

What you need to know: The Danes will be looking to go deep once again after reaching the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2020 and many see them top of Group D with a win over France. For this they need to get maximum points against Tunisia and Australia. The Eagles of Carthage are their first opponents, so a quick start is essential for Kasper Hjulmand’s side, while Les Bleus will send the players off.

Group C: Mexico and Poland

Date: Tuesday, November 22 | The time: 11:00 a.m. ET | Location: Stadium 974 — Doha, Qatar

TV: FOX and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)

What you need to know: Argentina top Group C, but are joined by Mexico and Poland in second place. The Poles boast Lewandowski’s attack but are consistently lacking at international level, while El Tri are not at their best right now but usually to show to big tournaments. Despite being the first game for both, it could go a long way in deciding who will host the game.

Group D: France and Australia

Date: Tuesday, November 22 | The time: 2:00 p.m. ET | Location: Al-Janub Stadium — Al Wakrah, Qatar

TV: FOX and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)

What you need to know: Mbappe and the French are the protagonists of the day as they defend their World Cup title against the same team that started their successful campaign in 2018. Russia. It was a narrow 2-1 win for Les Bleus in Kazan and the Australians are weaker now than they were four years ago. Didier Deschamps needs his team to avoid defeat Karim Benzema injured and ran to the ground. Anything less than a win will leave France in a difficult position as they face Denmark next.


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