Ecuador vs Argentina
World Cup Qualifiers – South America
Date: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa (Quito).
Can you imagine the World Cup without Argentina and Lionel Messi?
It will become a reality if Argentina fails to pick up three points from the visit to Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa on Tuesday evening.
Luckily for Jorge Sampaoli and his men, Ecuador have not been enjoying a better shape either as Los Amarillos will come into the game on the back of three consecutive losses to Brazil, Peru and Chile.
The negative run caused the change on the bench as Gustavo Quinteros was replaced by Jorge Celico whose debut saw a 2-1 defeat to Chile on Thursday evening.
Los Gauchos continued their struggles on Thursday when they failed to pick up the victory for the fourth consecutive time in the qualifying campaign.
Sampaoli left the likes of Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi on the bench using Boca Juniors’ Dario Benedetto as the main forward.
It will be interesting to see if Juve’s star will feature the deciding fixture with Ecuador.
Ecuador vs Argentina: Head to head
Argentina have been the more successful side historically, but they were stunned by Ecuador last time out when Los Amarillos took a shocking 0-2 victory from Estadio Monumental with goals from Fricson Erazo and Felipe Caicedo.
Ecuador vs Argentina: Prediction
Argentina are in a must-win situation and we just have no other option but to back them to claim a three pointer on the last day of the campaign against non-motivated Ecuador.
Lionel Messi is also worth backing as the anytime goalscorer at the odds of 4/6 given Ecuador’s poor defensive form in the recent outings.
Ecuador vs Argentina: Bets
The first bet is Argentina to win the match at the odds of 4/9 @ 888 Sport.
You can also take Lionel Messi to score anytime at 4/6 @ 888 Sport.