Argentina vs Iran 06/21/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group F Pick and Preview
Iran vs Argentina
Saturday 21st June 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Argentina 1/10 Draw 9/1 Iran 26/1 See the Latest Odds
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I'm not going to over think this one, Argentina are 1/10 because they simply outclass their opponent in every position. Iran only had 30% of possession against Nigeria and that stat is likely to go down when facing one of the tournament favourites. Lionel Messi was not at his majestic best against Bosnia but did score what turned out to be the defining goal. With Higuain, Agero , Di Maria and Messi Argentina have so much attacking talent that its very hard to see them not scoring three or four every time they take the field but they did struggle for a cohesive unit against Bosnia and questions will be asked about how good this squad is until they put in a top class performance
Iran come into this as massive underdogs. Carlos Queiroz has done a good job in preparing this side for the World Cup and they play a compact style packing the midfield and defending deep. It will be backs to the wall and defending from the off against Argentina, Dejagah the Fulham forward will use his pace to try to trouble Argentina on the counter but its very hard to see Iran being able to mount much in that Department.
Some of these World Cup games is really hard to find any value. Obviously Argentina at 1/10 is not a good bet and the handicap at -2 doesnt look any better, there are too many tangibles here like will Argentina bother after going one or two up? They certainly didnt look pushed after going two up against Bosnia who were a threat going forward. So taking this into consideration I've gone for a correct score of 3-0.