Competition: World Cup
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 21/20 @ Bet 365
With this potentially being Lionel Messi’s last appearance at a World Cup, the 2014 runners-ups will be desperate to go one step further this time around and The Blue and Whites open Group D against Iceland at the Otkrytiye Arena on Saturday afternoon.
For Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina side, despite being overshadowed by bitter rivals Brazil during qualifying, The Blue and Whites still enter the tournament as one to watch. Coming off the back of scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Haiti, Lionel Messi has carried one another tremendous season that saw him scoring 34 La Liga goals for champions Barcelona. Along with Messi, Sampaoli’s also has the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala to call upon and the famous Blue and Whites arguably possess the greatest attacking line up at this summers finals. Backing over 2.5 goals at 21/20 seems like a safe bet on Saturday afternoon.
As for Iceland, making their first-ever appearance at a World Cup, Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side have continued to push on after famously beating England and making it to the quarterfinals at Euro 2016. However, while ‘Our Boys’ may have topped their European qualifying group and finishing ahead of Croatia in Group I, Iceland have been worryingly short of form entering the finals. Coming off the back of a 2-2 draw with Ghana, The Blues haven’t won a single friendly match in the build-up and they have also shipped 11 goals in those four outings. On paper, it seems that Saturday could be another extremely difficult task for Iceland.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Argentina vs Iceland for Saturdays World Cup matchup 21/20 @ Bet 365
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