Phil Kitromilides argues that best attacking side in the tournament, Argentina, should serve up a game with at least three goals in their opener against Bosnia on Sunday
Alejandro Sabella's men are among the favorites to lift the trophy and rightly so, as their squad boasts enough skill to comfortbaly conquer the world.
What they lack perhaps is the theoretical defensive solidity of Spain or Brazil - albeit both of those leading contenders have shown their defensive frailties in the opening round of games - yet if the Albiceleste's forward line click they will be supremely tough to combat.
That is what must be the worry for Bosnia-Herzegovina playing in their first ever tournament and they are offered at 7/1 (8.00) with bet365 to cause a huge upset with a win.
Argentina for their part are clear odds-on favorites at 4/9 (1.44) to start their campaign with a win, while the draw is available at 15/4 (4.75).
It will of course be fascinating to see how Bosnia coach Safet Susic attempts to nullify the threat of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero, although the Balkan nation have shown themselves to be more than capable of finding the back of the net, qualifying for tournament as one of the highest scoring European sides.
Backing goals in this opening group game looks tempting then, and the price of 17/20 (1.85) for over 2.5 goals to be scored is inviting enough for us to consider.
Both sides are capable of getting on the scoresheet while Argentina are perhaps the strongest attacking team in the world. If they hit the ground running they can easily knock three past Bosnia with the side boasting goals from all over the pitch.
|Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) for a 3.0pt stake with bet365