Messi to Lead Argentina to Victory at World Cup

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

He’s the one to watch this World Cup if you’ve been paying attention to the pundits, but does Lionel Messi really have what it takes to lead Argentina to victory?

Let’s look at the facts and see what Messi will be bringing to the World Cup:



  • Lionel Messi scored 41 goals for Barcelona last season, despite being blighted by injury. If he can pull that off when he’s not on top form, just think what he could for Argentina at the World Cup!
  • This is the man who has won four Ballon d’Or awards and left fans glued to their screens as they watch his dazzling footwork.
  • During the last 11 games of La Liga, Messi scored an impressive 13 goals. A footballing legend in the making, it’s no surprise that he is the clear favourite for top goal scorer at the tournament.

Odds on Messi as Top Goal Scorer this World Cup

At this point the odds might seem a little short still, but Messi definitely the favourite for top scorer in the World Cup at 15/2 (8.50) with

Working in Messi’s (and Argentina’s) favour at the World Cup is the Group they have been drawn into. Argentina will face Bosnia, Nigeria and Iran in the first stage, hopefully providing Messi with plenty of opportunities to rack up his goal tally.

What do you reckon? Will Messi make this World Cup one to remember? With his skill and flare, we think Messi is the man to watch and can’t wait for Argentina’s first game on Sunday.