Looking for self-confidence
posted on 17-06-2018 by Guru
Argentina are trying to get the win that will put them on the top of the group, against the fairly good team of Croatia.
League: World Cup 2018
Event: Argentina - Croatia
Date: 21/06/2018 14:00
Profit : -44.37
Yield : -1.23 %
Win Rate : 44.33 %
Avg. Odds : 2.33
Total Tips : 582
The draw 1-1 vs Iceland was not at all a good start for 'albiceleste', in a match where they had the upper hand but didn't manage to be as effective as needed to score more than their opponents. Kun Aguero scored at 19' with a very nice shoot from inside the penalty area, but five minutes later Finnbogason tied, after a defensive mistake. On the second half, Argentina had some very good chances for a goal, among them Messi's missed penalty at 64'. A very predictable performance for Lionel Messi's team who had no other alternative way to attack than with their play maker Lionel all the time. After the end of the match, skillful Messi mentioned that team's failure was his fault. At the same time, 'legend' Diego Maradona gave a motivational speach to his team and said 'I begun my career by loosing not even a draw', referring to Argentina's premiere in the 1990 World Cup and the defeat 0-1 from Cameroon, eventually reaching the final.
On the other hand, Croatia proved in their first match against Nigeria, that they are a serious and experienced team. They won 2-0 and got an important head start for the qualification, since Argentina are the favorites for both the qualification and the first place in the group. Zlatko Dalic has players with great experience in his team like Luca Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic. First goal achieved by taking the three pointer over Nigeria and now Croatia might continue in knock out games with a possible win against Iceland in the last round.
Argentina are the favorites to prevail, but their vulnerable defense may put them in troubles. Croatia are a strong team and may cause an upset here. There is a huge quality on attacking in both teams. Goals is what I expect here, my selection is over 2.5 goals at 2.25.
|Over / Under 2.5 goals||Over||2.25||8|