Despite one of the best squads, Argentina haven’t been a top force in world football since the early 1990s. Their last World Cup final came in 1990, their last Copa America win came in 1993 and their last Confederations Cup win came in 1992. In fact they haven’t even made it past the quarter-finals stage in their last five World Cup appearances. Despite this, we still think they are a great bet for 2014 given the amazing quality they have in their squad.
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Argentina World Cup odds
The absence of Brazil from the South American World Cup Qualification group has made Argentina’s life a little easier, although they have still struggled to some extent, drawing a number of games they perhaps would have expected to win.
Argentina’s team of the last decade hasn’t been short of individual stars. However, their ability to play together and perform at international level has always been missing. Lionel Messi, classed by most as the greatest player in the world, is a prime example, although it seems he has finally turned it around, scoring eight goals in qualifying. Messi is one of the favourites in the Golden Boot betting.
His strike partner Gonzalo Higuain has also found his feet at international level, currently top scorer in the South American qualifying stage. He has an average of over a goal every other game for his country and will be an important part of their World Cup campaign. Click here for all the latest odds at World Cup 2014.
Argentina World Cup betting tips
Despite their lack of recent World Cup success, bookies are making Argentina second favourites at 5/1, more than likely because of their familiarity to the Brazilian conditions and mass support they’ll receive as neighbours to Brazil. You can never write Argentina off and this could be the tournament that sees them return to the top of world football, overcoming the European giants that have surpassed them since the start of the millennium.
One of the most interesting and best value bets on Argentina has to be the 10/1 about them meeting Brazil in the Final. This could happen if both sides win their groups, and both nations are expected to go well, with Argentina having a relatively easy route to the Semi-Finals. Back a Brazil vs Argentina final at odds of 10/1 with Bet Victor.