Mighty Argentina will take on the debutant Iceland in their opening match at Otkirite Arena, Moscow at 14:00 hour’s Local time. Despite having a few losses in their recent outings they would want to see their World Cup campaign flawless. A great game is expected from the debutants as they didn’t let their inferior stature in football and infrastructure to hold them behind. They topped their group and eliminated Netherlands so they are not be scratched off easily.

Its Argentina vs Iceland in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

 

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of Argentina winning this game is 4/11, odds of drawing this game is 17/4 and the odds of Iceland winning this game is also 9. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Argentina emerging out victorious are 1/3 and probability for a draw is 4 and for Iceland to win the odds are 10. Betfair odds for Argentina are 1/3, for Iceland is 10 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 4.

 

Team News:

Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnson, Emil Hallfredsson and Gunnarsson are to start in the midfield for the debutants in this game. Sergio Romero is doubtful to start in the goal because of his injury concerns. Manuel Lanzini is out of the World Cup because of his knee injury.

 

Recent Form:

Iceland: W W L L L D

Argentina: D D W W L W

 

Predictions:

Our bet is on Argentina for this game because Lionel Messi will be accompanied by Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain. These players can destroy any defensive line of any country and are one of the favourites to win the World Cup. Iceland would put up a good fight but that would not see them through in this game because they are up against Argentina.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Argentina has to win then it would fall on Lionel Messi and if Iceland wins, it will be G. Sigurdsson.