Many would argue Group D is a "Group of Death". Argentina saved by the legend Lionel Messi as he scored a hat-trick in the final encounter of the qualifying stage against Ecuador in a must-win encounter. Argentina has not been the most consistent sides in the recent times, and definitely need to improve in order to make a huge impact on the World Cup like 2014. The European surprise package Iceland created history by qualifying as the least populated country ever. Iceland would certainly be an interesting team to watch out for, as they defeated teams like Croatia, Turkey and England in the recent past. Croatia would certainly feel they have what it takes to reach the next round. With the individual raw talent which Croatia possesses it would be difficult for other teams to overcome them. Nigeria is possibly the most consistent team appearing in the World Cup from the African region, and has been placed with Argentina for the fifth time. Surely Argentina would be the favorites to proceed from Group D, but all three sides can pose a serious threat to them with the Croats being the most dangerous out of the trio.
Key Fixtures: Croatia V Nigeria - 16 Jun 2018, Argentina V Croatia - 21 Jun 2018
Predictions: Argentina, Croatia
Argentina 8/13, Croatia 9/4, Nigeria 10/1, Iceland 12/1
All odds correct at time of writing 17/05/2018 17:19pm