Saudi Arabia Pulls Of Incredible Upset In 2-1 Win Over Argentina


At a glance

  • Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten streak ended in absolutely stunning fashion on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 World Cup.
  • The Saudis scored twice in a six-minute span to start the second half and take the lead after a first-half goal by Lionel Messi. Argentina poured on the pressure in the second half but couldn’t get a game-tying goal.
  • Saudi Arabia was +1800 to win the Group C opener straight up ahead of the match at BetMGM, meaning a $10 bet was worth $180. A $10 bet on Argentina to win, meanwhile, would have netted you $1.54 had it won. Simply put, the game is one of the biggest upsets in recent World Cup history. BetMGM said that Saudi Arabia’s 18-to-1 odds are the biggest for any World Cup game winner.

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