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Argentina vs Croatia Preview

This is a huge match for Argentina after a monumental slip up against Iceland. Croatia have the better team and in particular the better midfield, Luka Modric is always exemplary and whoever accompanies him out of Rakitic, Kovacic and Perisic, they are all out of the top draw. Argentina of course have Messi who will be eager to make up for his penalty miss against Iceland. Messi was used really poorly in that first match, playing too deep but still playing like he was in the final third. Messi is at his best running at players or playing quick one-twos to get past players and make space, not picking the ball up deep and trying to start moves. I expect Jorge Sampaoli to make him play further up the pitch tonight. I think this will be an open exciting score draw and ultimately Croatia will be the happiest with that result.

Final score prediction 2-2

Odds:   Argentina 11/10    Draw   21/10    Croatia    27/10

Best bet:  over 2.5 goals   13/10

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