(WC2014) Argentina vs Belgium Betting Tips

Graeme
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Posted: July 2, 2014


The final games of the World Cup 2014 quarter finals takes place on July 5th, with Argentina taking on Belgium. This match will take place in the afternoon, with the previous match that day taking place between Netherlands and Costa Rica.

The winners of Argentina vs Belgium and Costa Rica vs Netherlands will face off.

This is a fascinating encounter. Both Argentina and Belgium promised so much prior to the World Cup, and were touted amongst the favourites – yet either has really managed to impress. Despite his goals, Messi is having a shocking World Cup and has been non-existent in many of the games.

“Underwhelming” really is the key description for both of these teams. Argentina did dominate against the Swiss of course, and hammered in 22 shots on target out of 29. They dominated possession as well. Despite that, they could only escape with a 1-0 victory and the Swiss had their chances too.

Belgium had a much similar match. They controlled and dominated the USA, with a ridiculous 27 shots on target out of 38 – but again, they couldn’t quite do the business. They went to 90 minutes at 0-0, and then had some scary moments in extra time with USA pushing and the Belgian defense exposed time and time again.

You have to wonder, based on that amount of pressure, if Argentina push and push will they end up just dominating Belgium and hammering them? It’s a real possibility.

Belgium vs Argentina Betting Odds:

Belgium To Win: 11/4
Draw: 12/5
Argentina To Win: 23/20
Over 2.5 Goals: 5/4
Under 2.5 Goals:8/13

The best odds for Belgium vs Argentina .

Belgium vs Argentina Betting Tips:

Despite the last two games for each team having 1 goal and 0 goal in 90 minutes – it’s worth betting Over 2.5 goals at 5/4 odds.

Both these teams have proven they can create chances very, very well. You have to expect this game to have an absolute ton of shots. It’s not a certainty that it will go over 2.5 goals or anything like that – but yeah, you really do have to expect shots on target of double figures by both teams. Based on that, and how both defenses have looked weak and exposed,

5/4 is a price where you can tell the bookies know this. While the under is the favourite it’s not by too much. Honestly getting evens is a good price so 5/4 is a slight bonus. Bet on that.

For the winner of Belgium vs Argentina – oof, tricky one. Belgium have been a weird team where they are able to generally win their games by pulling it out late, and not taking on so much pressure. This is the first game where they are taking on pressure – and I think Argentina could do it. 23/20 odds are a great price and one I’d be going with.

Bet Argentina to win, and Over 2.5 goals .

Belgium vs Argentina Betting Props:

Result & Totals goals Over 2.5 combo is 11/4 assuming you bet Argentina. Not the worst price – just depends whether you want to risk both or just go for the 2 above bets. Personally, I’d bet them both individually.

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