Argentina vs Croatia LIVE World Cup 2018: Kick-off time, what channel, prediction, team news, betting odds

Michael Jones
The Independent

After Lionel Messi's disappointing start to the World Cup, Argentina are facing a difficult challenge against Group C pace-setters Croatia.

Despite Messi's penalty being saved by Iceland goalie Hannes Halldórsson, the Argentines are coming in to this game with even more fire than anticipated.

Jorge Sampaoli's men must beat Croatia if they want to secure a spot in the knock-out stages. But with Croatia on a high after an easy 2-0 victory over Nigeria, the Argentines must come prepared.

There is a chance that Croatia could turn out to be the real underdogs of the tournament, but only time will tell.

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What time is it?

Argentina vs Croatia kicks off at 8pm.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BBC One.

Odds

Argentina: EVS

Croatia: 3/1

Draw: 12/5

Prediction

Argentina 1 - 2 Croatia. While Argentina are a World Cup favourite, relying on Messi just might not be enough. With Croatia's gumption and confidence, they have a standing chance to secure their spot. The tournament dark horses might surprise us all.

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