Argentina vs Switzerland Betting
Argentina won all of their group matches and superstar Lionel Messi has looked great and is tied for the tournament lead in goals scored.
They are the big World Cup betting favorite facing a Swiss squad that got over their embarrassing group loss to France to beat Honduras in their last match to qualify for the round of 16.
Bovada has Argentina posted with World Cup odds of -227 with Switzerland at +600 and a draw line of +340.
Messi has been the catalyst of the Argentina offense and while Messi has been in top form Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero have not provided much help. They may need to in this match if Switzerland can play defense like they are capable of and not like they did in their 5-2 loss to France in their second group match.
The Argentina defense played well in their first two group matches, but looked a little shaky giving up two in their last group match facing Nigeria.
Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat trick in the 3-0 win over Honduras and in group play the Swiss gave up six goals and scored seven.
Switzerland, obviously, does not have the talent on the attack that Argentina does, but they have a better midfield and must create scoring chances, and especially play good defense, from that area of the pitch.
Argentina has great pace with their strikers and the Swiss have to slow the pace of the match down when they are on the defensive and look for the counter-attack.
The Swiss will play a good match, but they cannot stay up with Messi and company and Argentina will win and advance to the quarterfinals.
Prediction: Argentina 4-2