Ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia, today we are going to try and predict the correct scores for all six group matches in Group A. Argentina are favourites to win this group but Iceland and Croatia will be quietly confident of an upset. Can either of them beat Messi and co. to top spot?
Betting on a correct score in football matches is always an exciting way to play and the returns for these bets are good, especially if you go for a more obscure prediction. Most people will be predicting Argentina getting nine points from this group but our tipster doesn’t think they’ll have it all their own way and could slip up somewhere. Nigeria look like they’re the rank outsiders so Croatia and Iceland are likely to be fighting it out for the second qualification spot alongside Argentina.
Argentina lead the way in the betting to win Group D at 8/11. Croatia are 5/2 with Nigeria 11/1 and Iceland the outsiders at odds of 16/1. It is a bit surprising to see Iceland longer than Nigeria in the betting because our correct score predictions for this World Cup group mean that Iceland and Croatia will come down to goal difference and it will be Croatia that scrape though. Iceland shocked everybody at Euro 2016 and it would be no surprise if the tiny nation did the same again at the World Cup. Argentina’s team looks weak aside from their striking options but Lionel Messi is good enough to carry them over the line. They look short enough in the betting to win this group and we wouldn’t be rushing to bet on them at 8/11. One bet that does stand out in the World Cup Group D betting odds is for Nigeria to finish bottom at 13/10.
The main football betting tip for this group is going to be Nigeria to finish bottom at 13/10 with Betway. They were very poor in the first half of a recent friendly against England and looked like they struggled against the movement of the attackers. If they play like that against Argentina they will get hammered and this bet could come down to goal difference. Croatia look like one of the outside bets of the World Cup and will certainly be well backed. Iceland are another side who picked up many supporters during their Euro 2016 run and with the likes of Gylfi Sigurðsson in their side, they could outrun their World Cup betting odds. Nigeria to finish bottom of Group D is our World Cup betting tip for today. Get the Betway £30 sign-up offer below.
|16/06||Argentina vs Iceland||2-1|
|16/06||Croatia vs Nigeria||2-0|
|21/06||Argentina vs Croatia||1-1|
|22/06||Nigeria vs Iceland||1-2|
|26/06||Iceland vs Croatia||1-1|
|26/06||Nigeria vs Argentina||0-2|
Our score predictions for this group mean Argentina will finish on seven points after a slip-up against Croatia, but still win the group. Both Croatia and Iceland will end up on four points but Croatia’s 2-0 victory against Nigeria will just give them the edge over Iceland on goal difference, sending them into the last 16 and a likely match-up against France. As stated in the World Cup prediction above, Nigeria will finish bottom of the pile and we’ve actually predicted they will leave the World Cup in Russia with no points. All the hype about their kit for nothing!
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