World Cup Tips: The Argies To Messi Iran

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719px-WC-2014-Brasil.svgFIRST up today it’s Argentina v Iran, followed by Germany who take on Ghana, then rounding off another football-filled day its Nigeria v Bosnia Herzegovina.

Argentina v Iran

For those of us who sat through the Iran v Nigeria game, there palpable feeling that both sides must pay for their crimes against football. As faith would have it, the best player in the world is on hand to deal out the retribution. Football can be such a cruel game.

It was from the boot of Lionel Messi that Argentina got their World Cup up and running against an impressive Bosnia when he scored a solo effort, the brilliance of which you come to expect from him.

This could be one of the drubbings of the tournament, Messi will no doubt be looking at Iran to aid his Golden Boot tilt, Stan James will give you 8/1 on a Messi hat-trick.

Germany v Ghana

A defensive lack in concentration was Ghana’s undoing late on against the USA, in a match where on the balance of play they should have won. In the other match, everything conspired against Portugal which allowed the Germans to cruise to a 4-0 victory.

Without exhausting too much energy, Germany dispatched Portugal which sent alarm bells around Brazil at their intent and ability. We tipped Thomas Muller to win the golden boot and he got off to a pretty decent start when he netted a hat-trick.

We expect Germany to win, but they have their work cut against a feisty Ghana side who were very unlucky against the US. Paddy Power are offering a draw half time and Germany full time at 3/1.

Nigeria v Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia made a good account of themselves in their match against Argentina. Like any side from the Balkans, they showed a lot of control and technical ability and but for a stroke of genius from Messi, could have got something from the game.

Nigeria were involved in that game with Iran that resembled two men having a kick about in a pub car park at half two in the morning, than a World Cup match.

Bosnia are hot favourites for this, Paddy Power are offering odds of 8/1 for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko to score first.

All odds correct as of 10.30am Friday morning

Lionel Messi bags the winning goal for Argentina against Bosnia and Herzegovinaand in the opening round match.


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