B/R Experts' World Cup Predictions: Lionel Messi to Launch Argentina

Alex LivieFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 14:  Lionel Messi of Argentina dribbles the ball during a training session at Maracana stadium on June 14, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report's experts were keen not to rest on the laurels of their efforts of last season, so they will go into battle for the whole of the World Cup.

Each game will feature a score prediction combined with a Man of the Match selection. (Decision will be based on FIFA's official Man of the Match.)

The predictions are below, and you will be able to chart their success—or lack thereof—for the rest of the tournament on our weekly scoreboard.

Post your own picks on Twitter and include @br_uk. Anyone who gets all correct scorelines and the Man of the Match awards correct will get a Bleacher Report goody bag.

 

B/R Expert Picks
(One point for correct result, three points for correct scoreline and two points for correct Man of the Match.)

GamesDimond
Alex
Dimond
Matchett
Karl
Matchett
Tighe
Sam
Tighe
Tidey
Will
Tidey
Cummings
Michael
Cummings
Switzerland vs. Ecuador
(5 p.m. BST)
1-1Switzerland
1-0
Switzerland
1-0
Ecuador
2-1
1-1
Switzerland vs. Ecuador
(Man of the Match)
StockerStockerInlerEnner ValenciaShaqiri
France vs. Honduras
(8 p.m. BST)
France
2-0
France
3-0
France
3-0
France
1-0
France
3-0
France vs. Honduras
(Man of the Match)
PogbaValbuenaBenzemaPogbaValbuena
Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
(11 p.m. BST)
Argentina
3-1
Argentina
2-1
Argentina
3-1
Argentina
2-1
Argentina
2-1
Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
(Man of the Match)
AgueroDi MariaMessiDi MariaDi Maria
Current Overall Points
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