Portugal vs Argentina (International Friendly, 18.11.2014)

Whoever thought putting Portugal vs Argentina at Old Trafford and Scotland vs England the same day and still expect people to turn and see Messi vs Ronaldo to the point where there would be no tickets left miscalculated. The tickets are way too expensive for people who do not have a Manchester United membership card, which will most likely result in people watching the game in front of their TV stations, for free.

Portugal meet the World Cup finalists in a match up that saw Portugal failing in Brazil on all accounts, and Argentina reaching the final only to be met with German opposition that promised the local fans not to allow Argentina to win a title on Brazilian soil. Portugal come from a 1-0 over Armenia where once again the co-dependence on Ronaldo was proven to be true. Their last two qualifiers for the tournament in Brazil ended in the same 1-0 result where Ronaldo scored the winning goal.
Meanwhile Argentina have a squad of stars capable of winning a match when Lionel Messi is unable to do so. Case to study: the friendly against Germany that Di Maria won and the one against Croatia that Messi undeservedly won. La Albiceleste are the team with the bigger potential, and even if the tipsters predict a close call game, William Hill offers 1.86 odds for an outright Argentina win as opposed to Portugal’s 4.20. There are no major injury worries on both sides, and while Pepe and Carvalho will make up the defensive line Portugal will try to keep a clean sheet with, it is yet to be determined whether they will be able to withstand long Lamela, Higuain, Messi, Aguero, Tevez and Di Maria.

Argentina for both halves have 3.10 odds, Portugal 7.00 and both teams to score 1.80 odds. Over 2.5 goals has been given 2.00 odds, Argentina to lead after 60 minutes 2.20 odds, Portugal 4.00 and the headline offers for this friendly are the most obvious ones: Ronaldo to score and Portugal to win with 5.00 odds and Messi to score and Argentina to win with 3.00 odds. We decided to bet 7 units on Ronaldo and Messi to score anytime with 4.33 odds.

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