Argentina World Cup: Fixtures, Squad, Group & Betting Odds

Argentina world cup bettingArgentina World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide and Betting Odds for Group D winner and to Win the World Cup

Argentina’s World Cup 2018 Campaign kicks of when they meet Iceland on June 16th at the Spartak stadium in Moscow. Iceland who are making there debut appearance at the world cup are not expected to progress far through the competition so Argentina could be onto a first match win. Argentina have never won a World Cup title but with Lionel Messi, Gonzola Higuain and Sergio Aguero in the team it could be Argentina’s time?

Argentina have an incredible team of very talented individuals who have reached three finals in the past four years (World Cup 2014, Copa America 2015 and Copa America 2016) but they lost all three and failed to even score. If they can reach the final and score a goal in it they stand a real chance at winning. With so many attacking options lets hope they don’t waste this golden opportunity.

World Cup Group

Argentina were drawn in group D, and will play alongside Croatia, Nigeria and Iceland.

Fixtures

Argentina open their 2018 World Cup campaign on the 16th June when they meet Iceland at the Spartek Arena. They then meet Croatia and Nigeria on the 21st and 26th June.

RoundDateLocationHome TeamAway TeamGroupResultTV
116/06/2018 14:00Otkrytiye Arena, MoscowArgentinaIcelandGroup DBBC
221/06/2018 19:00Nizhny Novgorod StadiumArgentinaCroatiaGroup DBBC
326/06/2018 19:00Saint Petersburg StadiumNigeriaArgentinaGroup DBBC
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World Cup Friendlies

Argentina’s first friendly of 2018 was against Italy on the 23rd of March, and then four days later they had a terrible defeat against Spain. They appear to only have one friendly left and that will be against Nicaragua on the 29th May.

23rd March – Italy (won 2-0)
27th March – Spain (lost 6-1)
29th May – Nicaragua

Last Six Results

Argentina have won 4 of their last 6 matches and only losing to Nigeria, who they will face on the 26th June, their last group match.

vs Spain (A) 1-6 W
vs Italy (N) 2-0 W
vs Nigeria (N) 2-4 L
vs Russia (A) 1-0 W
vs Ecuador (A) 3-1 W
vs Bulgaria (H) 0-0 D

World Cup Record

Argentina have a great record at the World Cup. They have won the World Cup twice (1978 and 1986) and have only failed to progress further than the group stage on three times in all competitions. Last time out they were runners up (2014) and they reached the quarter finals for the two world cups prior to that.

Prediction

They have a great record at the world cup despite trouble with the Argenitine FA, The Argentinian team is full of talent. They will have an easy group stage and last 16. Progression past the last 16 will turn them into real contenders. Qualificaton didn’t go very well for the Argentinian side so if Sampaoli can settle on a style to play, their performance during qualification can be forgotten they will make the quarter-finals, semi-finals or even the final. Can Argentina win a third World Cup?

The best odds for Argentina to win the World Cup is 9/1 (bet365 – odds correct 7th May 2018), 4/1 for them to reach the final (bet365 – odds correct 7th May 2018) and in the name the finalist market it is 22/1 (bet365 – odds correct 7th May 2018) for it to be a Brazil/Argentina final.

Punters can also bet on the stage that Argentina will be eliminated. The odds of the stage of elimination are available at bet365. The odds on the 7th May 2018 are as below:

Group stage – 9/2
Last 16 – 9/4
Quarter Final – 11/4
Semi final – 9/2
Runner up – 9/1
Winner – 9/1

Who is Argentina The Key Player? Who Will Score the Most Goals for Argentina?

The Key player will of course be Lionel Messi. Messi will be at his fourth World Cup so has plenty of experience behind him. He can influence a performance and the results with ease. He is often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record-tying four European Golden Shoes.

The odds of him being the Top Goal Scorer at the 2018 World Cup are 9/1

Odds from bet365 – correct on 7th May 2018)

Squad

Goalkeepers – Willy Caballero, Nahuel Guzman, Sergio Romero
Defenders – Marcos Acuna, Fabricio Bustos, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Javier Mascherano, Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico
Midfielders – Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia (back injury), Manuel Lanzini, Giovani Lo Celso, Leandro Paredes, Diego Perotti, Eduordo Salvio
Forwards – Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi

What are the Odds of Argentina Being Group D Winners?

Argentina are 8/13 to be group D winners. Argentina will have a pretty easy group stage. Fancy them to win the group? then place your bets now.

(odds from bet365 – correct on 7th May 2018)

What are the Odds of Argentina Winning the 2018 World Cup?

If Argentina can mould there team together they could win there third World Cup title. They are priced at odds of 9/1 to win the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

(odds from bet365 – correct on 7th May 2018)

Are there Any Betting Offers for Argentina during the World Cup?

Betting offers for Argentina to be the Group D winner market, qualify and other great betting offers can be found over on our World Cup Betting Offers Page.

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