Argentina vs Ecuador
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers – South America
Date: Friday, 9 October 2020
Kick-Off at 01:10 UK/ 02:10 CET
Venue: Estadio Alberto Jose Armando, Buenos Aires.
Argentina have struggled in the previous World Cup Qualifying campaign in South America, securing a spot for WC Russia 2018 in the last round by beating Ecuador. They will open the new cycle against the same opponent, and anything but a win for Gauchos would be a big surprise.
Individual quality of their players is just insane, so the main question is if manager Lionel Scaloni is able to make them work as a team.
Ecuador have been always unpredictable when it comes to South American derbies, but recent results are not looking promising.
Hosts are big favorites for the win at 1.38 odds.
Argentina vs Ecuador Head-to-head
- These two teams have met 17 times in the past so far, and stats are going in favour of Gauchos.
- Argentina were victorious in nine encounters, five ended without a winner, while Ecuador grabbed only three victories.
- Argentina’s win rate at home is only at 60% which is a little bit surprising.
- The average number of goals scored in their duels so far is somewhere around 2.70 per match.
- Argentina won three out of the last four meetings.
- The most recent one was a friendly match in late 2019, demolishing the opposition 6-1.
Argentina vs Ecuador Prediction
Post World Cup 2018 results for Argentina have been really good. The squad won three out of the last five matches, beating teams like Mexico 4-0, Ecuador and Brazil (1-0). Their series of friendly matches in late 2019 ended with a 2-2 draw against Uruguay.
Anything but one of top three spots in WCQ would be a huge failure for Gauchos. Imagine having players like Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala and co, and still struggling against lower quality South American teams.
Argentina won only seven out of 18 qualifying matches in the previous campaign.
We are quite assured that result is going to be much better this time, tipping them to beat Ecuador and keep a clean sheet. Visitors ended the previous campaign with five losses in a row.
Argentina vs Ecuador Betting Tips
Argentina to win to nil’ @ 1.85
Over 2.5 goals in the match @ 2.05.