Bet Builder Tips: Paddy trader’s 8/1 flutter for Argentina v Australia

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ARGENTINA V AUSTRALIA BETTING TIPS

Marcos Acuna 1 or more shots
Lionel Messi to Score Anytime
Mathew Leckie to commit 2 or more fouls
Argentina to Win

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 8/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Football is a low scoring sport and upsets can happen. We saw that play out already with Argentina losing to Saudi Arabia in their opening match. However, this is going to be a different Argentinian 11 to the one started that game. Lionel Scaloni made five changes from that first game for Mexico match and another four changes from that for Poland and has possibly found his best available 11 now.

Saturday 7pm: Argentina v Australia
TV: BBC, RTE

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Plenty of tournament previews highlighted how much of a loss Giovani Lo Celso would be in midfield. He was the link between defence and attack and allowed Lionel Messi to play further upfield where he could do most damage. With Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister starting the last two games and Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez coming in against Poland I would expect them to play again.

Despite Graham Arnold getting the best out of this Australia squad, I cannot see them making it to the quarter finals. Aussie fans will probably be okay with this given the fantastic celebrations they have enjoyed to date, especially the wild scenes in Melbourne at 3am!

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To give some context on the actual gap between these sides, Agrentina defenders Marcos Acuna and Nicolas Otamendi are shorter prices to score first than any other Australian player! Nonetheless, we’re going to give you a couple of better selections that might add a bit of value and entertainment in this game.

Marcos Acuna to Have 1 or More Shots

Expect Argentina to dominate territory and possession. This will allow Acuna to do more attacking than defending from left back, very much like he did against Poland, where he managed to get a couple of shots off. At the price point I think Marcos Acuna to Have 1 or More Shots is well worth having onside.

Lionel Messi To Score Anytime

Given the fact Argentina are expected to score between two to three goals in this game I fully expect Messi to have scored one of them if that’s the case. Therefore, Lionel Messi To Score Anytime is worth adding in as a leg.

Even though he missed a penalty against Poland he will still be on spot kicks and, given Argentina are expected to be camped on the Australian box, it’s very likely that we could see Messi take another penalty here but with a different outcome this time.

Lionel Messi, Argentina

Mathew Leckie to commit 2 or more fouls

I know Mathew Leckie scored the winner against Denmark but I don’t expect to see a similar outcome today. Instead, a way to have a bet on Mathew Leckie, is for him to commit two or more fouls.

He committed three fouls against Denmark and three against Tunisia. At odds against here I think Mathew Leckie to commit 2 or more fouls is worth considering.

Argentina to Win

If we finish by keeping it simple with Argentina to Win inside the 90 minutes then we push this four leg bet builder to just bigger than 7/1 at time of writing. I cannot wait to watch this game and I’m only backing some legs from this Bet Builder as I’ll be watching and will get a bit of entertainment from the bet.

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ARGENTINA V AUSTRALIA BETTING TIPS

Marcos Acuna 1 or more shots
Lionel Messi to Score Anytime
Mathew Leckie to commit 2 or more fouls
Argentina to Win

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 8/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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