Argentina v Bosnia Odds : 4/1 Lionel Messi to score anytime

The latest Argentina v Bosnia odds as William Hill announce they are going 4/1 on Lionel Messi to score anytime during the game, a price boost from 4/7.

After England’s defeat to Italy last night, all ryes fall on one of the World Cup favourites, Argentina, as Messi and co kick off their World Cup campaign against Bosnia.

Match Facts:

Second favourites to lift the World Cup Argentina meet the tournament newcomers Bosnia in Sundays match.

Only highlighting how strong Argentina’s squad is, coach Alejandro Sabella has opted not to include Juventus forward Carlos Tevez.

After nearly failing to qualify four years ago, Argentina’s progression to the World Cup was easy this time around, topping the South American group.

Argentina won both World Cup warm-up matches, overcoming Slovakia and Trinidad & Tobago quite easily.

Going into their first World Cup, Bosnia won both their friendlies, edging past both the Ivory Coast and Mexico.

Bosnia won eight of their World Cup qualifiers, however still only beat Greece on goal difference in a hard fought group.

Argentina have won both previous meetings, including a 2-0 friendly win as recent as November 2013.

World Cup best: Argentina twice winners (Most recent 1986); Bosnia first time qualified
2010 World Cup: Argentina quarter-finals; Bosnia DNQ

Squads in full


Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Mariano Andujar, Agustin Orion
Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo, Hugo Campagnaro, Martin Demichelis, Jose Basanta
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Lucas Biglia, Ricardo Alvarez, Augusto Fernandez, Angel Di Maria, Maxi Rodriguez, Enzo Perez
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Rodrigo Palacio, Ezequiel Lavezzi


Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic, Asmir Avdukic, Jasmin Fejzic
Defenders: Emir Spahic, Toni Sunjic, Sead Kolasinac, Ognjen Vranjes, Ermin Bicakcic, Muhamed Besic, Mensur Mujdza
Midfielders: Miralem Pjanic, Izet Hajrovic, Haris Medunjanin, Senad Lulic, Anel Hadzic, Tino Susic, Sejad Salihovic, Zvjezdan Misimovic, Senijad Ibricic, Avdija Vrsaljevic
Strikers: Vedad Ibisevic, Edin Dzeko, Edin Visca

Team news

Argentina will start with all three of Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi in forward thinking positions.

Angel Di Maria was an injury doubt, however having featured in their most recently friendly, the midfielder is a certain starter.

The biggest decision is who to partner Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay with it between Martin Demichelis and Federico Fernandez.

Vedad Ibisevic looks set to make way for another midfielder as Bosnia look to contain their illustrious opponents.

In Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic they have two of the best players in Europe and will cause Argentina a problem defensively.

Captain Emir Spahic is their best defender and he was embarrassed when featuring in the Champions League this campaign.

Argentina (4-3-3): Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Fernandez, Rojo, Mascherano, Gago, Di Maria, Messi, Aguero, Higuain
Bosnia (4-5-1): Begovic, Mujdza, Bicakcic, Spahic, Kolasinac, Besic, Medunjanin, Pjanic, Lulic, Misimovic, Dzeko.

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