Messi To Send Argentina Into Quarter Finals
Messi To Score First v Switzerland
Football legend Matt Le Tissier provides freebets.com with an exclusive World Cup betting tip for the Argentina v Switzerland last 16 clash in Sau Paulo, live from 5.00pm on BBC1.
Argentina are widely expected to triumph over Switzerland this evening, but as we’ve seen in some of the other Second Round matches it may not be straightforward and much could depend on the form of Lionel Messi. Without his 4 goals Argentina would not have made it this far and Switzerland will need to keep the Barcelona forward quiet if they are to upset the odds.
Worryingly for the Swiss, their defenders don’t look capable of containing any teams above average ability and Argentina are very much in the same category as France who stuck five past them in the group stage. Lionel Messi will expose any frailties in their back line as he sets his sights on being Top Goalscorer at the World Cup.
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Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Argentina haven’t looked great beyond that one magic spark, Lionel Messi, but he can shine brighter than any team’s shortcomings. There were doubts the Barcelona man could produce at the World Cup and he’s silenced them all now. Snap him up as 3/1 first goalscorer with Ladbrokes.”
With Sergio Aguero out, Ezequiel Lavezzi should come in on the left, with Gonzalo Higuain retaining his central role allowing Messi to cut in from the right and inflict maximum damage.
Switzerland will be hoping Xherdan Shaqiri can pick up where he left off after bagging a hat-trick against Honduras, but this game represents quite a step up in opposition and Argentina are expected to do the pressing.