2014 Football World Cup. Argentina vs Switzerland. Preview & Free Tips. 01/07/2014.

World Cup 2014 Tips

Argentina meet Switzerland today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo.

Form

The two sides have met 6 times before, with Argentina winning 4 games and there being 2 played out draws.

Argentina went through the first round undefeated, with a 2-1 opening victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina, a second round 1-0 victory over Iran, and a 3-2 third round victory over Nigeria.

Switzerland had a mixed qualifying first round, with a first up 2-1 win over Ecuador, before being thumped 5-2 by France in the second round, before recovering with a 3-0 win over Honduras.

Injuries & Suspensions

Argentina will be without striker Sergio Agüero, with Ezequiel Lavezzi likely to come in as his replacement. Switzerland are without Steve von Bergen who was injured against France, and Mario Gavranovic who has suffered a serious knee injury.

Prediction & Tip

Are Argentina a one man team? Lionel Messi has scored 4 goals in 3 games so far, and will need to keep reproducing if they are to go all the way. Switzerland have been a mixed bag so far, and will need to be at their best here if they wish to remain in the tournament. The bookies have installed Argentina as firm favourites here, which we think is a fair call. In a search for a value bet, we’ve found that Ladbrokes are offering 3/1 for 3 goals total scored, which is worth a look.

Argentina defeat Switzerland 2-1