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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Argentina VS Nigeria Match

Argentina VS Nigeria for this match, Argentina is a big World Cup Odds -240 favorite on WagerWeb.com’s betting odds, with Nigeria at +650 and a draw at +305 World Cup Betting Odds.

Of course the storyline here is the return to the World Cup 2010 of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona as he tries to lead his country to its first World Cup Predictions title since he dominated the 1986 tournament. The Argentinian bowed out of World Cup Picks play as a player in 1994 after Argentina’s match against, ironically, Nigeria. Argentina hasn’t advanced beyond the quarterfinals since 1990, losing to host Germany on penalties at that stage in 2006.

The Argentines have superstar Lionel Messi, the 2009 World Player of the Year. He was the Spanish league’s top scorer with 34 goals and led Europe with 47 as Barcelona won a second consecutive La Liga title. However, the forward’s play for the national team has come under scrutiny. He has 13 goals in 44 games and Argentina hasn’t won a senior national team tournament since the 1993 Copa America. The side also has Carlos Tevez, who notched 22 goals for Manchester City in the English Premier League, and Gonzalo Higuain, who scored 27 goals for Real Madrid in La Liga last season.

This will be the third World Cup Picks in a row that Argentina faces an African team in the opener: In 2002 it beat 1-0, while in 2006 it beat Ivory Coast 2-1.

Nigeria, meanwhile, fired coach Shaibu Amodu in February following a disappointing African Cup of Nations campaign that saw them finish third. Former Sweden coach Lars Lagerback takes over; he led that country to a surprise elimination of Argentina in the 2002 World Cup.

World Cup Predictions Bet on Argentina is led by Obafemi Martins, who scored with 9 minutes left to secure a 3-2 win over Kenya that was vital for Nigeria to even qualify for the World Cup. He has 17 goals in 32 games for Nigeria but just six goals for Wolfsburg in Germany’s Bundesliga this season. Bet on the World Cup at WagerWeb.com

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