Argentina Looks To Start Strong Against Iceland

Published on May 28th, 2018 10:57 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The World Cup 2018 matchup - Iceland vs. Argentina - Preview - Moscow. One of the most intriguing Groups in this year's World Cup is Group D, which features Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.

Now, based on the odds that have been supplied by some of the top European sportsbooks, Argentina and Croatia are the two teams that should advance out of this group. Iceland, as it showed during the 2016 Euro tournament, certainly has the capacity to surprise, while Nigeria is certainly no slouch as well. While Argentina should easily finish on top of Group D, don't be surprised if there is a very tough battle for the second position.

Argentina and Iceland will lock horns on Saturday, June 16th. As you can imagine, Argentina, which is blessed by the considerable talents of Lionel Messi, is the favourite to win. Here are the current betting odds as of this moment, courtesy of a major European sportsbook:

Argentina, 4/11
Draw, 10/3
Iceland, 10/1

Here are the five likeliest outcomes of this game:

Argentina 1-0, 7/2
Argentina 2-0, 7/2
Argentina 3-0, 6/1
Draw 0-0, 7/1
Draw 1-1, 8/1


Football matchup - Iceland vs. Argentina - Who is the favourite to win? - Nation flags.


The World Cup always brings us some big surprises, especially during Group Stage play.

Will Iceland be able to defeat Argentina in the first game of Group D, or will Lionel Messi and company storm to victory?

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