Wednesday, June 11, 2014

World Cup Group Predictions: Group F

First Team To Advance: Argentina
Second Team To Advance: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teams Heading Home: Iran and Nigeria

Group F should play out in a fairly predictable manner. There is no doubt that Argentina is the top team in the group. They have a remarkable group of forwards that includes Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, and Angel Di Maria. Though the rest of the team is not full of superstars, these four should be able to easily propel Argentina out of the group. Once out of the group they may struggle, seeing as they are asking Aguero and Messi to play wider positions that they are not particularly used to, but in the group they will be fine. Meanwhile, Bosnia and Herzegovina may not have the depth of Argentina up front, but they do have Edin Dzeko, who is a great goal scoring threat, as well as several fantastic midfield players like Adem Ljajic, Miralem Pjanic, and Senad Lulic. Argentina and Bosnia are certainly a ways above the rest, as Iran probably won’t pose any threat, and Nigeria, though they have several solid attacking players, have looked very sloppy and underwhelming in friendlies. My prediction for the leading scorer is Bosnia’s Edin Dzeko, for the simple reason that the Argentinian strikers are so plentiful that there may not be enough goals to go around. As for assists, I expect Argentina’s Lionel Messi to set up the most goals for his team.

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