Argentina vs Nigeria 06/25/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group F Pick and Preview
Nigeria vs Argentina
Wednesday 25th June 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Argentina 8/15 Draw 14/5 Nigeria 7/1 See the Latest Odds
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Argentina are already through and will go through as Group winners if they avoid defeat against Nigeria on Wednesday evening. Lionel Messi is captain and inspiration for the team, the little magician scored an injury time winner against Iran when it looked a game that they just would not score. That is what Argentina have that no other team have a player of such inate individual ability that he can literally win the game on his own, well no other team except Portugal but Argentina are a much stronger squad. Outside of Messi Argentina really havent gotten going Aguero, Lavezzi and Higuain have been anything but good and if Argentina are to be Champions these guys will have to step up to the mark. I think Wednesday's game against Nigeria could be one where the pressure is lifted slightly and where Argentina finally open up and play as they can.
Nigeria got a great win against Bosnia and Herzegovina to give themselves a great chance of advaning from the group. Peter Odemwingie got the winner and was generally a threat. With Obi Mikel and Moses of Chelsea in midfield there will be plenty of hard work and running although playing against this Argentina team it will be a tough ask for Nigeria. While Nigeria have proven to be a tough nut to crack defensively I think that maybe this game could expose some of the mistakes that Bosnia were unable to take advantage of.
I just have a feeling that Argentina are going to have a big game here, I think that with the pressure to qualify off there will be some room for Di Maria, Higuain and Aguero to express themselves. This should lead to goals and I am going to take the overs here. Nigeria have been good defensively but Argentina are so strong going foward that eventually they are going to score three or four. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo