2014 Football World Cup. Argentina vs Belgium. Preview & Free Tips. 05/07/2014.

World Cup 2014 Tips

Argentina meet Belgium today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

Form

The two sides have met 4 times before, with Argentina winning 3 games and Belgium winning 1.

Argentina defeated Switzerland 1-0 during extra time in their Round of 16 fixture.

Belgium held on to win 2-1 in extra time against USA in their Round of 16 fixture.

Injuries & Suspensions

Argentina will be without defender Marcos Rojo who is suspended. Sergio Agüero is still not 100% but has returned to training. Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen may return after missing, and Vincent Kompany is fit, but Mousa Dembélé is has a thigh problem and remains in doubt.

Prediction & Tip

Both teams have done what it takes to get this far, but will really need to step it up if they hope to progress in the tournament. Argentina were tested in their last game against Switzerland, and it took a 118th minute goal to see them through to here today. Belgium haven’t hit the mark that many pundits predicted pre-tournament, and it remains to be seen weather they can take their game to the next level required. Cometh the hour, cometh the man? All eyes will be on Lionel Messi as he attempts to earn his place in history along with that other Argentinian great, Diego Maradona. Argentina go in to this game as favourites, but we think this might be a tight and low scoring affair, so will take the 9/4 that Ladbrokes are offering for a 90 minute draw.

Argentina draw Belgium