Nigeria vs Argentina Betting Pick
While the loaded Argentina offense has not been in top form so far in the World Cup they have two wins in two matches, are atop Group F, and have already advanced to the round of 16.
Even heading into this match as betting underdogs Nigeria looks good in making it to the knockout stage. They will advance with a win or draw against Argentina, if Iran plays to a draw or loses to Bosnia and Herzegovina, or if Iran cannot make up a +2 goal differential if they beat Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Lionel Messi and company will be facing a Nigeria squad that has not conceded a goal in their first two group matches.
Bovada has World Cup betting odds for this match with Argentina posted at -286 with Nigeria posted at +731 and a draw line of +650.
Argetnina has not looked great so far in the World Cup winning both of their matches by one goal and they needed some late heroics from Messi in injury time to beat Iran 1-0. However, they have, on paper. Perhaps THE best attack in the tournament and Nigeria and their solid defense have their work cut out for them.
Iran played a defensive match against Argentina and nearly got the draw and Nigeria may want to copy their playbook since they only need a draw.
Even though they do not have a strong defense Argentina has played well on that side of the pitch so far. However, Nigeria
Victor Moses and Godfrey Oboabona are both banged up for Nigeria and may miss this match.
Argentina needs to key on Peter Odemwingie, as he scored in the lone goal in the Bosnia and Herzegovina match and has connected on over 90% of his passes so far in the tournament.
While Argentina has not looked great they have been getting the job done and will do so again beating Nigeria in a low scoring affair.