Lionel Messi was the pre-tournament favourite to end the World Cup as top scorer, yet after two games he is still to find the back of the net.
Messi has only ever scored five goals at the World Cup and Wednesday's final game in Group D will be his 18th match in the tournament.
bet365 offer him at 4/6 (1.66) to score at anytime and Argentina's continued participation in the competition is surely linked to the performance of their captain.
Another brace against Nigeria?
Messi's only ever brace at a World Cup came four years ago when Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in an entertaining group encounter.
If he manages to get his first goal, a certain amount of pressure on him will be lifted and we may well see him play with more freedom.
The more relaxed the Rosario man is, the better he tends to perform, and the price of 11/4 (3.75) for him to score two goals or more could well be worth consideration.
Tips and predictions
It would be extremely typical of the player for him to respond to a difficult situation with an exceptional individual performance.
Argentina need a win to avoid elimination and they need Messi to deliver, making the price of 11/4 (3.75) for him to score two or more tempting.
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