Argentina v Iceland: Join Coral for 33/1 Messi to Score

Former World Champions Argentina may have only just scraped through qualification to take their place at Russia 2018 but the South Americans are an outside tip for many to take the trophy next month.

They are, however, in something of a tough group along with Croatia, Nigeria and Iceland and while the team are favourites to win that section, there may be some tricky fixtures along the way.

If Argentina are to go deep into this tournament, much will depend on the contributions of Lionel Messi who has yet to really make his mark at a World Cup. The side start their campaign on Saturday and for their opening game against Iceland, Coral have produced a new customer offer that revolves around the Barcelona genius.

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33/1 Messi To Score

Lionel Messi

Those are the enhanced odds available under this offer – 33/1 on Messi to score anytime and naturally they compare very favourably to the numbers available in the open markets. In the standard anytime goal betting, regular customers to Coral can get odds of just 4/5 on Messi to score in 90 minutes while the top price from around the other sportsbooks is the 13/16 quoted by Unibet.

Those numbers make Lionel Messi the clear favourite in this particular market and they also underline the potential for value from this Coral promotion. If you want to look at it in further detail, here’s how it works.

Sign Up

Remember, it’s for new customers only so you will need to complete registration as the first part of this process. It’s very quick and simple and only needs basic information so you will soon be confirmed as a new Coral account holder and be ready to move on to the next phase.

We now need some funds added to the account in order to cover the bet: The minimum deposit under this promotion is set at £5.00 but please note that funding by Skrill, Neteller or PaySafe is not allowed and you will not be able to proceed if you use one of these methods.

We recommend a debit or credit card as they are quick and secure and you will be able to move straight on to the key stage.

Making the Bet

Check that the amount of your deposit is showing in your account and then stake the fixed amount of £1.00 on this opening bet of Lionel Messi to score anytime when Argentina play Iceland on Saturday June 16, 2018.

The game is set to kick off at 2pm UK time and the live British broadcaster for this one is ITV. It doesn’t matter, however, if you watch it or not as, at the end of the 90 minutes, we just need Lionel Messi to score for Argentina.

If that happens, you will receive payment in a two-part process with the initial profit coming back to you as cash, based on Coral’s standard market price for an anytime goal. As we saw earlier, this currently stands at 4/5 and it will hit your account shortly after the game comes to an end.

The remainder, up to that price boost figure of 33/1, comes back to you as free bet tokens within 24 hours and these have a short shelf life of 4 days so remember to use them quickly.

There is a consolation prize here too because, if the bet fails and Messi doesn’t score, you will receive a free bet token worth £5.00 with that same 4 day limit. Those are all of the significant points but you can see the full terms and conditions on the Coral offers page if you want to read them in full.

Peaking Nicely

Messi may not always be at his best at the World Cup but he’s certainly in top scoring form and the striker warmed up for Russia 2018 with a brilliant hat trick against Haiti. The 30 year old has 64 goals from 124 international games and will be a big threat to Iceland who are, according to the bookmakers, the weakest team in this section.

It’s not a certain bet but if you were looking to bet on a Messi anytime goal and are new to Coral, it makes sense to aim for this generous 33/1 price boost.