Argentina v Iran Betting
2014 World Cup - Group F
21st June - KO: 5pm BST -
Argentina and Iran face off for the first time in history at this summer's 2014 World Cup. Realistically it is difficult to see anything other than a convincing Argentina victory in Belo Horizonte, such is the difference in quality between the sides. The immense, and quite frankly frightening, attacking ability of Alejandro Sabella's men means they have the potential to run riot against an Iran outfit who may easily be on the end of a crushing defeat.
Argentina were 2-1 winners against Bosnia-Herzegovina in their first game on Sunday but were unconvincing. Iran drew 0-0 with Nigeria in what has been the worst game of the tournament so far but they look up against it here!
Argentina are expected to win all three matches in Group F, especially against Iran who they will be looking to boost their goal difference against. While the South American outfit are the overwhelming favourites for the three points they certainly won't underestimate their Persian opponents who have nothing to lose in Belo Horizonte.
|Saturday 21st June 2014|
|5.00pm||Argentina v Iran||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||Argentina to win 3-0 @ 11/2|
|Argentina to win by 3 or more goals @ Evs|
|Lionel Messi to score a hat-trick @ 13/2|
Argentina v Iran Odds
Match betting suspended...
Head to Head
The Group Stage meeting will be the first encounter between the teams.
Lionel Messi (Argentina) - If the favourite for the Golden Boot wants to win the accolade then he will need to bang in a few goals against the likes of Iran. The superstar striker could run riot in Belo Horizonte against the Persian outfit and it is definitely worth checking out his odds on bagging a hat-trick.
Javad Nekounam (Iran) - Iran's experienced captain will need to be at his absolute best in midfield if Iran are going to take anything away from this game, or at the very least avoid a thrashing.
Argentina have won 38.89%, drawn 38.89% and lost 22.22% of their last 18 games.
Argentina have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 18 games, going on to win 7 and draw 7 of these matches.
Argentina have failed to score in 7 of their last 18 games.
Iran have won 66.67%, drawn 33.33% and lost 0% of their last 18 games.
Iran have kept a clean sheet in 14 of their last 18 games, going on to win 12 and draw 6 of these matches.
Iran have failed to score in 3 of their last 18 games.