As second favourites to win the whole thing, Argentina should ease through Group F and that’s reflected in the markets, where Alejandro Sabella’s troops are just 2/9 at best with bet365 to finish on top.
It could be a tough competition for Iran, who look like banker material at 4/6 (Coral) to end up in last place and are a 12/5 chance at Skybet to end up pointless while Bosnia, at 13/10 courtesy of Paddy Power, can impress on the big stage to nick the runners-up spot ahead of Nigeria.
Safet Susic’s team have quality in an attack, centred around Manchester City front man Edin Dzeko but they’re also stubborn at the back and indeed Paddy Power’s 4/1 about them conceding the least goals in the pool isn’t without appeal given that a fragile defence is Argentina’s potential weakness.
Alternatively, BetVictor quote 5/2 for La Albiceleste to lead the way ahead of Bosnia, with Nigeria in third and Sergio Aguero, another City striker, is primed for a big tournament so could fly out of the blocks; he’s 7/1 (Ladbrokes) to be the top scorer in Group F.
Bosnia to concede the least goals – 4/1 (Paddy Power)