The Argentines will be riding behind their ace and all-time top goalscorer, Lionel Messi, while the Dutch will be relying on the guidance of their captain, Virgil Van Dijk, and their bright young attacker, Cody Gakpo. The game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET kickoff at the Lusail Stadium in Doha.
#1 Best Parlay Bet Leg 1: Argentina money line (+110)
This game is going to be an end-to-end battle between two teams that have been scoring freely in this tournament. Messi has been the star player for Argentina.
He has so far managed to help his country across the finish line throughout the campaign, but the other players on the roster have managed to support him at the top.
After a surprising defeat against Saudi Arabia, the Argentines have recalibrated their gameplay and have showcased a commanding performance in the previous three games. I believe the Argentina side will manage to get themselves over the winning mark, even though the Dutch will prove to be a stern test for them tonight.
#2 Best Parlay Bet Leg 2: Both teams to score tonight - YES (+102)
Argentina has scored seven goals and conceded three so far in the tournament, keeping two clean sheets in the process. The Dutchmen have scored eight goals and conceded two in the tournament so far, keeping two clean sheets themselves. Both teams have a dogged mentality and will look to pounce on opportunities from open plays throughout the contest.
The scoreline will not reflect nil-nil till the end of the 90 minutes of normal game time, which suggests that both teams will get on the scoreboard in normal game time.
If not for a flurry of goals in the tie tonight, this seems like a pretty exciting parlay bet on the pretext of witnessing how these two teams have been scoring lately.
#3 Best Parlay Bet Leg 3: Anytime Goalscorer - Lionel Messi (+170)
Messi has already scored three goals in four starts in this tournament. He is a prolific player who reads the game well, and his small stature allows him to pivot and accelerate quickly between the final third lines of the offense.
His ability to produce intensity in snapshots always catches the opposing goalkeepers by surprise. This parlay bet seems reasonably favorable on the pretext that the Little Magician can always pull a rabbit out of his hat and do something magical for his nation.