Argentina vs. Belgium Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Lionel Messi looks to lead Argentina to another win in the 2014 World Cup when it takes on Belgium today at Noon ET in the quarterfinals.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Argentina is favored to win this match, as it has odds of +110 to win in regulation. Belgium has been given odds of +275 to win in 90 minutes, while the odds of this match being even after regulation has been set at +230. The over/under total is listed at 2.5 goals.
Argentina improved to 41-20-13 all-time in World Cup play thanks to a 1-0 win over Switzerland in the round of 16. The game was scoreless after regulation, and Argentina didn’t find the net until the 118th minute when Messi found Angel Di Maria for a goal. Argentina dominated the match, controlling the ball for 61% of the match while holding a 29-14 edge in shots and 22-7 edge in shots on goal. Di Maria had an impressive 12 shots in the match, 10 of which were on goal. Messi has four goals in the World Cup to lead the team.
Belgium is now 14-17-9 in World Cup play thanks to a 2-1 win over the United States in the round of 16. This match was also scoreless at the end of regulation, but Belgium clearly looked like the better team and it showed in extra time with Kevin De Bruyne and Romelo Lukaku each scoring. Belgium could have scored more, taking a total of 38 shots, but was stopped often by U.S. goalie Tim Howard, who had 16 saves in the match.