There is something magical about Argentina, and it’s not just their players. Their style of play combined with how they can pull the most impossible of plays in the most crucial times never cease to amaze anyone who’s watching.
Back to the topic at hand, Argentina is one of the most successful national football teams in the world and has pretty much participated in almost all of the World Cups (except four). In fact, in terms of appearances, they only lag behind Brazil, Italy and Germany. Without doubt, Argentina is one of the most consistent teams in the world.
Having won two World Cups in both 1978 and in 1986, and being runner ups multiple times in 1930, 1990 and in 2014, they play in the World Cup with only the ultimate trophy in mind.
Does Argentina stand a good chance in winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia? Absolutely! Not only do they stand a high chance of getting out of the group stages unscathed, they are also stand a good chance against the other football goliaths.
Argentina In The FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 So Far
If you asked us to explain Argentina’s run in the 2018 FIFA World Cup thus far, “a close shave” would probably be the best answer. On the 10th of October 2017, in a qualifying match against Ecuador, Argentina had to pull every trick out of the bag to get ahead.
In just a single minute after kick off, Argentina fell behind and the hopes of the country qualifying for the main stage looked grim. Then Messi happened. Being the star that he is, he effortlessly scored a staggering hat-trick stunning the crowd in the process.
Speaking of Lionel Messi, we will be Argentina’s captain and the 2018 World Cup will be his fourth World Cup appearance. Known as one of the best footballers in history, Lionel Messi has won the FIFA’s player of the year five times in different occasions.
Another person instrumental to Argentina’s recent success is no other than their coach – Jorge Sampaoli. In his reign, Jorge has led Chile all the way to the knockout stages at Brazil in 2014 and now his very own country in Russia 2018.
Experiences and Performances – World Cup 2018 Argentina Fixtures
Believe it or not, Argentina has qualified in all but four World Cups since the beginning of time. Since 1934, they have bagged two championship titles on top of playing in finals an additional three times.
The following are the first few games that Argentina will be playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018:
- Argentina vs. Iceland – Match day: 16th of June 2018
- Argentina vs. Croatia – Match day: 21st of June 2018
- Argentina vs. Nigeria – Match day: 26th of June 2018
Placed in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D, we feel that Argentina has the highest chances of topping this group and subsequently moving out of it. Of course, the further they manage to get in the tournament, the higher the betting odds Argentina to win World Cup 2018.
Even with formidable teams such as Croatia in the same group, Argentina should be able to finish on top if they are able to execute their game plan reasonably well.
The real test for Argentina only starts after the group stages where they will most probably meet other football powerhouses. A few teams that come into mind here are France, Spain, Germany and Brazil.
Argentina World Cup 2018 Odds and Predictions
With less than 30 days to go for Argentina’s first match against Iceland, it is about time that we all start placing our bets. But before doing so, make sure to understand all of the Argentina to win World Cup 2018 odds thoroughly. The last thing you want happening is that you place a high risk bet with low potential returns. Bad investments should always be a no-no.
We are glad to say that the Argentina World Cup 2018 odds leading in the group stage look amazing. In specific, the following are the odds Argentina win World Cup 2018 and the odds belonging to other teams competing in Group D:
- Argentina: 9
- Croatia: 33
- Nigeria: 200
- Iceland: 200
Assuming that Argentina triumphs in the group stage matches and proceeds to take on the other national football goliaths, the following are the betting odds on Argentina winning World Cup 2018 and other countries you may want to take into consideration:
- Brazil: 4
- Germany: 9/2
- Spain: 6
- France: 13/2
- Belgium: 11
- England: 18
- Portugal: 25
- Uruguay: 33
From the looks of it, forging their way beyond the group stages isn’t going to be all that smooth sailing, but given the extent of Argentina’s experience and the magical touches of Lionel Messi, we won’t be at all surprised if Argentina is the country that comes out as champions in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Odds For Argentina To Win World Cup 2018
Bookmakers’ estimates aside, football experts from ESPN has quoted the odds on Argentina winning 2018 World Cup at a healthy 8-1.
In fact, ESPN believes that Argentina stands a better chance at winning that what fans around the world think.
Odds Argentina World Cup 2018 To Advance Out Of Group Stages
Given that Argentina can play their own game with minimal hiccups, advancing out of the group stages shouldn’t be of any issue. The only concern we did have with Argentina is that they may be too reliant on Lionel Messi in scoring goals.