North America is the base for a series of friendly matches this week, and St. Louis plays host on Monday night to a tilt between two World Cup bound teams in Argentina and Bosnia.
As usual, Argentina comes into a match as the favourite to win in the 1x2 market picks. The Albiceleste are being offered at 1.50 by William Hill to emerge victorious from St. Louis, while the double result brings that to 2.30. The team is without Leo Messi, though it enjoys vast depth available to manager Alejandro Sabella.
National team veterans Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano are in the starting eleven tonight and will be joined by a pair of Manchester City players, Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero, in addition to Inter Milan's Rodrigo Palacio. Not a bad cast whatsoever. Expect them to deliver.
Argentina finished atop of South American World Cup qualifying with a dominant 9-2-5 record (W-L-T), and is coming off a 0-0 bore draw in a friendly with Ecuador three days ago. I feel that a few players will want to solidify their spots on the roster for the big show next summer and will make the most out of their final World Cup tune-up game of this year.
The Argentina pick with a -1 handicap is listed at 2.37, while the both teams not to score pick generates a 2.10 return.
A draw pick is paying out 3.60, while Bosnia is being given little chance of a win with odds slated at 6.50. The Europeans are on a three game win streak, though all against teams placed 65th or lower in the FIFA rankings.
For a correct goal scorer pick, Gonzalo Higuain is favoured to notch one tonight at 1.91, which is decent, while Aguero is offered at evens (2.00).