Argentina had a tough opening match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, but they still managed to get their World Cup off to a winning start thanks to a fantastic goal from their talisman Lionel Messi. Iran, meanwhile, held on for a fine point in a quite forgettable 0-0 bore draw with Nigeria. But surely the side from the Middle East couldn’t hope for a similar result here? Read on for the latest betting tips and live odds comparison as we predict what will happen in this Group F clash.

Iran showed their stubborn side against a tepid Nigeria team in their opener, and they were rarely troubled by the West Africans. But Argentina – who topped the notoriously tough South American qualifying group – will be a different proposition entirely. In Messi they have one of the best players to have ever lived, while Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria are also capable of turning games singlehandedly.

Argentina are unsurprisingly the massive odds-on favourites with the bookies to win this one (at best betting odds of 1/7 with Coral), but out main betting tip here is to back Messi and co to run riot and win the match by a margin of three or more goals at nice betting odds of evens with Sky Bet.

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