Argentina vs Colombia match preview for the Copa America fixture, written by experienced sports betting expert.
2019 Copa America’s Group B action features an exciting clash between Argentina and Colombia. After a disappointing showing in the 2018 World Cup, ‘La Albiceleste’ will be desperate to win the Copa America for the first time since 1993. In more than 26 years, Argentina featured in four finals but failed to win in all of them. Lionel Scaloni’s contract expires at the end of the tournament so he will be looking to impress to keep his job.
Argentina may be a favourite to top the group, but you should not underestimate Colombia. ‘Los Cafeteros’ finished in third place in the last edition of the Copa, and now they are even a stronger team. Now led by ex-Iran manager Carlos Queiroz, Colombia looks very tight at the back while having world-class goalscorers in the attack. Duván Zapata had a great season in Atalanta, and I have no doubts that he will impress us again in the summer.
Argentina played just one friendly fixture in June – a 5-1 victory against Nicaragua. ‘La Albiceleste’ look a different team since the World Cup in Russia, and Lionel Messi’s return will put even more confidence in his teammates. In attack, Argentina have great players, but their defence is very shaky at times, which could turn to be deciding in the clash against Colombia.
‘Los Cafeteros’ have been defeated just once since September while scoring at least two goals in most of their matches. I advise you to avoid betting on Final Result and go for a Total Goals bet instead. As I already mentioned, both sides have sharp attackers, so I am pleasantly surprised to find that the price for three or more goals is very lucrative.
My Argentina vs Colombia predictions are Over 2.5 Goals at odds around 2.30. I will also back Argentina 2-1 Correct Score at odds around 9.75. Bet Heaven recommends placing this bet at William Hill.
Argentina vs Colombia Head to Head
Argentina have three wins in the most recent six matches against Colombia. There were under 2.5 goals scored in four of them. Colombia haven’t defeated Argentina since 2007. ‘La Albiceleste’ won twice against ‘Los Cafeteros’ in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
Argentina vs Colombia Stats
- Argentina have five wins in their last seven matches.
- There were under 2.5 goals scored in four of Argentina's last six fixtures.
- Colombia have six wins in their last eight matches.
- Colombia scored at least three goals in four of their last five victories.
Average stats between Argentina and Colombia in the Copa America across current season.
* Calculated from Argentina's home stats and Colombia's away stats.
|Win %||40 %||0 %||67 %|
|BTTS %||20 %||50 %||0 %|
|Clean Sheet %||40 %||0 %||67 %|
|First Goal %||40 %||0 %||67 %|
|Win %||75 %||67 %||100 %|
|BTTS %||0 %||0 %||0 %|
|Clean Sheet %||100 %||100 %||100 %|
|First Goal %||75 %||67 %||100 %|
Argentina vs Colombia Odds
*Subject to change.
Argentina vs Colombia Team News
Marcos Acuña, who plays at Sporting Lisboa, will start as a left-back instead of Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico. It is expected that Radamel Falcao and Duván Zapata will lead Colombia’s attack.
Argentina vs Colombia Betting Tips
My Argentina vs Colombia betting tips are Over 2.5 Goals at odds around 2.30. I will also back Argentina 2-1 Correct Score at odds around 9.75.
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