World Cup Picks: Best Value Bets Group F

Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:14 PM UTC

Thursday, Jun. 5, 2014 2:14 PM UTC

Argentina are expected to ride roughshod over Group F, one of the easiest groups in the entire competition. Consequently, they are runaway favourites in every aspect of Group F betting, making it hard for their fans to find value in their section.
<p style="text-align:center"><span><iframe width="560" height="330" src="/video/embed/?videoId=20445" frameborder="0"></iframe></span></p> <p><br /><b style="font-size:1em">Argentina have Group F cornered<br /></b><span style="font-size:1em">Argentina have Group F cornered on -450 odds to finish top of the section. They are also runaway favourites to simply advance into the knockouts at -2500. Prices that are understandable with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran contained within, teams that don’t exactly leap off the page as serious threats. It would have to be a catastrophic campaign for them to fail in either regard, or any other for that matter.</span></p> <p>Fans keen to <a target="_blank" title="2014 World Cup Betting: Argentina +450 Chasing Brazil" href="/picks/more-sports/2014-world-cup-betting-argentina-450-chasing-brazil/39767/">back Argentina on their World Cup picks</a> are best served turning to other markets for value. Group forecasts, which involve predicting which of the three nations will advance alongside Argentina, offer some <a target="_blank" title="SBR shares details on the value-packed World Cup betting markets" href="">tempting alternative approaches to betting on</a> Argentina, For instance, Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina (in that order) listed at +150, or Argentina and Nigeria listed at +250, or (least likeliest) Argentina and Iran at +500. </p> <p>Argentina advancing in second place is an improbable outcome, but not an impossible one. Variations of Argentina coming in second begin at +1000 with Bosnia-Herzegovina taking first place up to +6600 with Iran taking first place.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>How will you bet on the <a target="_blank" title="2014 World Cup Betting: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Argentina " href="/picks/more-sports/2014-world-cup-betting-bosnia-herzegovina-vs-argentina/40121/">Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Argentina</a> World Cup match? </em></p> <p><br /><br /><b style="font-size:1em">Bosnia-Herzegovina best shot at second place<br /></b><img src="" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" alt="Image preview" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" /><span style="font-size:1em"><a target="_blank" title="One bettor claims Bosnia-Herzegovina will win the World Cup" href="">Bosnia-Herzegovina are the sections second favourites</a> to win Group F, but they’ll have all to do to get one-up on Argentina to accomplish the feat. At +600 to win Group F, the odds aren’t swinging their way at all. They are better looking in qualification markets at -120 to simply advance into the knockouts.</span></p> <p>Much of the same can be said about Nigeria, class of Africa though they are. At +900, it’s a big ask to win Group F. <a target="_blank" title="Bettors discuss the group odds to qualify" href="">Simply to advance into the knockouts</a>, however, is a reasonable World Cup pick at +138.  </p> <p>Iran’s hopes at the World Cup hang on a Hail Mary. The odds swing away from them in just about every positive aspect, from winning Group F at +5000 to simply qualifying at +500. To finish bottom of group at -175 is a more attractive option for your World Cup picks.</p> <p><br /><b style="font-size:1em">World Cup Betting Verdict<br /></b><span style="font-size:1em">Finding <a target="_blank" title="Our soccer home page is loaded with detailed betting advice" href="/picks/more-sports/">World Cup value picks</a> in this group can be challenging, especially if you are determined to back Argentina in some way. But there are options, if you have a mind to search deeper. For instance: Argentina to be the highest scoring team at +275; Argentina to score Over 6 points at -275 in group play; and Lionel Messi at +138, Sergio Aguero or Gonzalo Higuain (each at +350), or Ezequiel Lavezzi at +1400  to be top team goal scorer.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">Here are some of our top overall recommended picks for this section: Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at +150, or Argentina and Nigeria at +250 to advance into the knockouts; Bosnia-Herzegovina to simply qualify at -120, or Nigeria at +138 to simply qualify; and, finally, Iran to finish bottom of group at -175.</span></p> <p><br /><b style="font-size:1em">Free World Cup Picks: </b><span style="font-size:1em">Argentina to win group; Argentina and Nigeria to advance at +250.</span></p>
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