2014 FIFA World Cup: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Argentina Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/15/14
World Cup: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Brazil)
The Line: Argentina -240 See the Latest Odds
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina will begin their 2014 World Cup journeys on Sunday night. This will be the third time these teams have played one another.
Argentina is one of the favorites to win the whole thing this year with some guy named Lionel Messi, who is arguably the best soccer player of all time. Messi can takeover games whenever he feels like it, as he has 354 goals in his 10-year career with Barcelona. This is Argentina’s 16th appearance in the World Cup, but they haven’t won it since 1986. Along with Messi, Argentina also has three other players in their prime with Carlos Tevez, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano on the squad as well. Argentina has some questions defensively but there’s no doubt they have what it takes to be a goal scoring machine.
Bosnia-Herzegovina qualified for the World Cup for the first time and will look to build off this momentum with a strong showing against a powerhouse. While they don’t have nearly as much firepower as Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina is led by Edin Dzeko, who has racked up 66 goals in four seasons with Manchester City. Vedad Ibisevic is also another player to keep an eye on, as he’s scored several World Cup qualification goals and has 47 goals in his last three seasons with Stuttgart. Bosnia-Herzegovina is more than capable of making things interesting offensively, but defense is a whole other issue.
Argentina has won the previous two matchups by a score of, 7-0. While Bosnia-Herzegovina shouldn’t be taken lightly, there’s no question they’re in over their heads and can’t match Argentina for the course of an entire game.
This is almost a gimmie game for Argentina, a team that’s expected to make a serious run to win it all.
There’s no value in taking Argentina to win, so I’m going with the over, as I wouldn’t be surprised if they scored three goals by themselves in this matchup.