Argentina – Iceland
Argentina and Iceland meet each other in a match from Group C of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Let’s have a look at this clash in the Russian capital Moscow in our vip soccer bets.
After reaching the final of the World Cup four years ago, now Argentina are eager to make the final step and win the trophy for a third time in their history. In Brazil the Albiceleste performed good and reached the final, but a goal in the extra time left them with broken hearts.
When you have Lionel Messi in your team – one of the best players in the history of football, it’s completely normal to have ambitions to win the World Cup. Having won it all with Barcelona, Leo Messi is still being haunted of his failure to win a trophy with his country. He probably feels that his legacy is never going to be completed, if he doesn’t win a major tournament with Argentina.
Right now it doesn’t look like Argentina are a major favourite to win the World Cup. The Albiceleste had enormous difficulties to qualify for the competition. They needed a hattrick by Leo Messi in the last match with Eucador in order to do this. And things didn’t get much better during their friendly games. The humilating 1-6 loss against Spain in Madrid put their hopes to win the world title under some serious question. It’s true that Messi didn’t play in this match, but it can’t be an excuse for conceding six goals in one game.
In their last friendly Argentina did a little bit better by beating Haiti with 4-0 in Buenos Aires. Lionel Messi scored a hattrick for the win, while Sergio Aguero added one more goal for the hosts. But it’s clear that Haiti are not a team who can trouble the Argentinians.
Iceland are having the best time of their entire history. Two years ago they qualified for Euro 2016 and even reached the 1/4-finals, which was a historical achievement for this small country. Two years later, Iceland are ready to participate in their first ever World Cup.
Having gain a lot of confidence in the last few years, now Iceland have a new goal – to reach the 1/8-finals in their debut appearance at the World Cup. They don’t have superstars like the Argentinian team, for example, but they have a great squad and a lot of spirit. This is helping them to beat even teams who are better than them on paper.
Iceland qualified for the World Cup after winning Group I. This was once again shocked a lot of people, because Iceland managed to beat the full of stars Croatian team for the first place. They finished their campaign with 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats, which was enough to win the group. Now the draw once again got them in the company of Croatia, who alongside Nigeria are the other two teams in this group.
This game against Iceland will be a solid test for Argentina and it will show us the current state of this team. A lot of people in the Southamerican country are starting to panic, feeling that their team is not good enough to rival the best in the world. But if the Albiceleste starts the competition with a win, maybe they are going to calm down a little it.
These are our vip soccer bets for the World Cup 2018 game between Argentina and Iceland. This is a tricky game to bet on, so be careful. We wish you a good luck.