Argentina vs Colombia
Copa America 2019 (Group B)
Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Kick-off at 23:00 UK
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
Group B consists of quite a number of heavy-hitters. Argentina will be hoping to end their long run without a senior international trophy at least in this competition, and time is fast running out for the golden generation of players of the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, etc.
New manager Lionel Scaloni has been impressive so far and has built a sense of belief into the squad. Several young bloods have also found a place in the midst of aging superstars.
A victory in probably the most important stadium in world football, the Maracana, in front of their arch-rivals, will redeem the squad of all their shortcomings in the previous three international finals.
Colombia will prove to be a tough customer for the Albiceleste. The presence of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, who’s desperate to prove himself in the world stage after slowly going out of the limelight, along with Bayern Munich sensation James Rodriguez will boost the chances of the team.
With Paraguay and current Asian champions Qatar making up two of the remaining four teams in the group, it’d be a huge start for whoever manages to win this tie.
Argentina vs Colombia Head-to-head (h2h)
- Argentina recorded the last four wins in a row and seven of the last eight.
- In the last two decades, Colombia has recorded just two wins.
- Colombia has managed to score just a single goal from the last eight fixtures combined.
- The last competitive tie saw Argentina registering a 3-0 win.
Argentina vs Colombia Prediction
The arrival of Lionel Scaloni has re-energized this Argentinian squad and coupled with their desperate desire to win something for their national team, fans are hopeful that they could go all the way. The last day the team recorded a huge 5-1 win over Nicaragua, and talisman Lionel Messi chipped in with a two-goal contribution.
Form-wise, the team has lost just twice in their last nine outings, and one of them was against Brazil. They also won four of the last five fixtures.
Against Colombia, the team has dominated for the last two decades. They registered the last four such wins in a row, and seven of the last eight as well. In fact, only twice have they lost against this opponent in the last twenty years, and one of them was friendly.
In addition, Colombia could score just a single goal from the last eight h2h encounters combined, while Argentina managed a 3-0 win in the last face-to-face competitive tie. As such, expect a victory for the Argentine squad.
As far as goals are concerned, the Albiceleste are no longer the free-flowing attacking team that used to terrorize opponents with intricate passing and beautiful goals. It’d be hard for them to record a huge scoreline against this Colombian squad, who are determined to put on a good showing in this tournament.
Colombia is currently in good form, and the only thing holding them back is their skewed h2h stats against Lionel Scaloni’s team. Finally, the last eight h2h ties in a row could produce just nine goals in total. It’s logical to expect not many goals from this tie. Under 2.5 seems to be a good option to be backed.
Argentina vs Colombia Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Argentina @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).