Argentina look a strong side going into this tournament, they don’t have the defensive capabilities of Brazil, nor is their squad as well rounded but what they do have is Lionel Messi. They are in a very similar situation to Portugal, the side has talent but they have a superstar. Ronaldo carried Portugal to a draw yesterday against Spain and if Argentina are to win this then Messi will likely have to step up. Iceland are a solid, well organised team who believe in the whole, they are more than the sum of their parts. They won’t be a surprise to sides this time around and Argentina should be able to collect 3 points.
Croatia are a decent side and usually put in a good performance in the World Cup. They will be well organised and well drilled and are clear favourites going into this fixture. Nigeria are one of the better African Nations sides that have made it into the World Cup. They have pace and power, especially going forward. The underdogs have performed well so far this tournament, with a number of sides looking complacent. Nigeria have the ability to sneak a win here.
Denmark are another solid side, but they rely heavily on Eriksen. If Peru can stifle his midfield play then they will give themselves a real chance here. Peru have qualified from the difficult South American groups and they’ve knocked out some good nations to get here. They are a better side than many expect and are long odds for a victory here. They will surprise a few viewers and the odds look good value for them to win this fixture.