Argentina Odds to win World Cup 2015 – 5/1 surely offers plenty of appeal

Argentina are among the favourites for the World Cup in Brazil and will be confident of winning a third title, as the latest Argentina odds to win the World Cup are 5/1 – a bet which offers plenty of appeal.

Manager: Alejandro Sabella
World Cup best:
Winners (1978, 1986)
How they qualified:
First placed in CONMEBOL qualification

Argentina eased through World Cup qualification, not needing a final day victory like in their 2010 qualification campaign.

Alejandro Sabella’s side lost just twice during qualifying, with their Uruguay loss after they had already secured their place in Brazil.

Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain scored 19 goals between them in qualification, with Argentina easily scoring more than any other South American nation.

Star player: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

The perception that Messi only performs for Barcelona has been totally dispelled in the last two years and the forward was excellent during qualifying.

Since being named captain of his country, Messi has excelled, scoring 18 goals in his last 17 international caps.

He will be desperate to prove himself at the World Cup, having scored just once in the last two World Cup’s he has performed in.

One to watch: Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors)

Fernando Gago is a key player at national level and his link up play with Messi from midfield is key to how Argentina play.

Gago suffered in Europe, but a move back to his native Argentina has brought the best out of the central midfielder.


When you can afford to leave Carlos Tevez out of your 30 man squad, then your attacking options must be strong.

The likes of Messi, Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Lavezzi won’t struggle to break sides down, especially in a favourable group.


Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is back up at club level Monaco, with their number two keeper Mariano Andujar also out of favour.

Defensively from set pieces Argentina have struggled and only Ezequiel Garay is a good header of the ball from centre back.

How far can they go?

A favourable group should be easily over come and they will be disappointed if they at least don’t make the last four.

They would like nothing more than to win the World Cup in their greatest rivals back garden and with their strike force you wouldn’t put it past them.


Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Mariano Andújar, Agustín Orión

Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernández, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo, Hugo Campagnaro, Martín Demichelis, José Basanta, Nicolás Otamendi, Lisandro López, Gabriel Mercado

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Lucas Biglia, Éver Banega, Ricardo Alvarez, Augusto Fernández, José Sosa, Angel Di Maria, Maxi Rodríguez, Fabián Rinaudo, Enzo Perez

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Sergio Agüero, Rodrigo Palacio, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Franco di Santo

*Squad will be cut by seven to 23 before the start of the tournament

Group F


Sunday 15th June: Argentina vs. Bosnia 23:00
Saturday 21st June: Argentina vs. Iran 17:00
Wednesday 25th June: Nigeria vs. Argentina 17:00

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