Argentina vs Iran Betting Pick
Argentina won their group opener and they are MASSIVE betting favorites facing Iran. While Iran is the big underdog they played decent in their group opener taking a point with a scoreless draw facing Nigeria.
Bovada has World Cup betting odds for this match with Argentina posted at -773 with Iran at +2638 and a draw line of +931.
Iran played solid defense in keeping a solid offensive team of Nigeria from finding the back of the net, but can they do the same facing an Argentina attack that may be the best playing in the World Cup?
Argentina beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 in their opener and while Lionel Messi finally scored in the World Cup the other two strikers of Sergio Agüero and Gonzalo Higuaín did not have a great match.
One of the knocks on Argentina for their squad is that they have so much individual talent that they do not play a great team game and that was exactly what happened in the Bosnia-Herzegovina match.
Iran really packed the defensive side of the pitch in the draw with Nigeria and you can be sure they will play the same tactic against Argentina. However, the Argentines have a much better attack and Iran will have to play stellar defense to get a second straight clean sheet.
Iran may have to rely on the counter-attack to score.
Iran will play good defense, but there is no way they can go 90 minutes holding Argentina without a goal and the South American nation will get the win.