World Cup: Who’ll Score in Netherlands v Argentina?

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

Wednesday’s World Cup game between Netherlands and Argentina is set to be loaded with attacking stars, but who can make sure the ball sees the back of the net when it really counts? Let’s take a look at who most likely to bring victory to their team tonight!

Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final – watching Brazil lose to Germany 1-7 – has given us a serious appetite for goals, so we can’t help but imagine the beating that defenders on both teams will face tonight.

Lionel Messi for Argentina could prove crucial for the South American team in their attempt to get through to Sunday’s final. Messi has already scored four goals at the Brazil World Cup 2014 and odds on the 27-year-old star of scoring tonight are pretty decent at 5/4 (2.25) at Betway.

Messi’s teammate Gonzalo Higuain might also prove he’s worth his salt as he was looking extremely promising in Saturday’s World Cup game. The talented striker scored the first goal against Belgium and nearly secured another in the second half but unfortunately it hit the crossbar. The ex-Real Madrid player could prove invaluable to Argentina tonight with odds offered at Betway for Higuain to score first at a tempting 7/1 (8.0).

For Netherlands, the terrible twosome of Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben are likely to prove deadly against Argentina’s defence. Both players have scored three goals each in the tournament so far and are hungry for more. Although Robben might not be your first choice of player since he seems to spend as much time on the floor as on the ball, when he’s focused on the job in hand there’s barely a man who can stop him; and Van Persie’s Flying Dutchman goal from the start of the World Cup could easily be the goal of the tournament.

Van Persie’s odds for first goal tonight are 11/2 (6.50) whilst Robben is offered at 7/1 (8.0), both at Betway.