Exciting showdown right at the start!
It’s been almost 27 years since the Argentine national football team won the coveted Copa America title. Despite the golden generation around Lionel Messi, the “Albiceleste” has owed a lot in the last decade. So it also happens that the multiple World Player currently running some time, so as not to enter as a titled, unfinished national player in the story.
The fact is that the star of FC Barcelona has yet to win a title with the 2014 Vice World Champion and with the Copa America tournaments 2019 and 2020 and the World Cup 2022, when he would be 35 years old, only three realistic attempts can take.
Today’s Betting Tips Argentina vs Colombia
At the start of the Copa America 2019, Coach Lionel Scaloni’s team will face Colombia on Saturday night. Immediately in the opening match, the world ranking eleven expected the most difficult challenge in Group B, in which also Paraguay and Qatar hopes to make it into the quarter-finals. On paper Argentina is against Colombia according to the odds favors, however, “Los Cafeteros” have proven in recent years sustainable that they have to hide on the South American continent from any other nation. Because of the undeniable quality of the offensive, it is not unlikely that both teams will score at least one goal in the first matchday.
Argentina – Statistics & Current Form
Almost exactly one year after the disappointing knockout round at the World Cup finals in Russia, the Argentine national team is making another attempt at the Copa America 2019 to finally bring home a big title. Among the bookmakers, the “Albiceleste” is considered one of the hottest contenders for the tournament victory, although it is above all with the Brazilians, the Uruguayans, the Colombians or even the Chileans equal to several opponents who are also given good opportunities.
“We are always approaching with the same hope and desire, but the truth is that Argentina is going through a change,” – Lionel Messi
From an emotional point of view, a potential title coup will certainly give additional motivation to the unloved Sugarloaf rival, with the 2014 Vice World Champion not being able to deny the will or commitment in the recent past, but rather a missing concept and one too high confidence advance to their own superstars, but all players need support.
That’s why coach Lionel Scaloni was given the honorable task last year of initiating a change in the national team and taking the team to a new, better level. Whether the 41-year-old ex-professional succeeded, will now be shown for the first time at the Copa America 2019. The recent friendly results against Nicaragua (5: 1), Morocco (1: 0) or Venezuela (1: 3) give in any case only limited information about the strength of the world ranking Eleventh, who absolutely wants to retract the first title after almost 27 years.
In our eyes, the first encounter against the Colombians already has a decisive character, because with regard to the further course of the tournament, it would be enormously important to start with a sense of achievement in the competition. If you want to be guided exclusively by big names like Messi, Agüero, Dybala or Di Maria, you will find in the match Argentina vs. Colombia for a tip on the “Albiceleste” odds from 2.25 in the top. Because the stars of the South American football giants have almost exclusively their strengths in the offensive and Scaloni relies on the defensive on some inexperienced players, it is not unlikely that even James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao and Co. to dangerous scenes in the light blue-white box will come. The bottom line is in Argentina against Colombia a tip on the “Both teams to score” quite justified.
Expected formation of Argentina:
↪ Armani – Acuna, Pezzella, Otamendi, Saravia – Paredes, Rodriguez, Pereyra, Messi, Lo Celso – Aguero
↪ Coach: Scaloni
Last matches of Argentina:
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Argentina vs. Nicaragua 5: 1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Morocco vs. Argentina 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Argentina vs. Venezuela 1: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 21.11.2018 – Argentina vs. Mexico 2: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 17.11.2018 – Argentina vs. Mexico 2: 0 (friendly)
Colombia – Statistics & Current Form
With the host country of the upcoming Copa America 2019, the Colombian football combines the greatest success in the history of the association. Of course we are talking about the World Cup finals in 2014, when “Los Cafeteros” made a splash in Brazil and made it to the quarter-finals. Although they were defeated by the sugarloaf host with 1: 2 and still outweighs in the streets of Bogota today the pride that the former team of Jose Pekerman could move in at all for the first time in the round of the last eight in a World Cup. In the past year, the national team from the country at the northern tip of South America could not repeat the cut, although the elimination in the second round against England was not considered a disappointment.
Most of the players who nearly made the leap to the World Cup semi-final five years ago are still active today. First and foremost is James Rodriguez, whose star rose at the same place with six goals scored. It is quite possible that the playmaker of the Colombians is particularly motivated at the Copa America 2019. After all, the 27-year-old fights for his fixed departure from Bayern and the non-existent future at Real Madrid for a contract with a new employer for the upcoming season.
Together with his long-time offensive partner Radamel Falcao and the two physically strong center-backs Yerry Mina and Davinson Sanchez, Rodrigues leads the Colombian squad. Compared to the last appearances at the Copa America 2015 and 2016, when the world ranking twelfth eliminated in the quarterfinals and was third a year later, the new coach Carlos Queiroz this time but has an improved width in the squad. Players like Santiago Arias (Atletico Madrid), Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) or Duvan Zapata (Atalanta Bergamo) have also been convincing on a good level in the past season and are therefore key components of the team’s realistic hopes of winning the second title after 2001 makes.
Under the leadership of the new Portuguese coach, there have been three victories and one defeat in four games so far. The recent two performances against Peru and Panama (each 3-0) were neat, with Argentina now logically waiting for a very different caliber. Because the Colombians have always scored at least one goal in the past six international matches and the “Albiceleste” – as mentioned – also has outstanding strengths in attack, we make the prediction between Argentina and Colombia that at least once both keeper must go behind.
Expected formation of Colombia:
↪ Ospina – Tesillo, Sanchez, Mina, Arias – Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe – Muriel, Falcao, James
↪ Coach: Queiroz
Last matches of Colombia:
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – Peru vs. Colombia 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Colombia Vs. Panama 3: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – South Korea vs Colombia 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Japan vs. Colombia 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 17.10.2018 – Colombia Vs. Costa Rica 3: 1 (Friendly Match)
Argentina vs Colombia Direct Comparison
36 international matches have already been played by Argentina and Colombia. The former world champion leads the direct comparison clearly with 19 victories. Eight matches ended in a draw or with a Colombian success. Even more impressive is the statistic in the previous 13 Copa America duels, of which the “Albiceleste” won seven (three draws, two bankruptcies). The Argentines get on average almost three own goals. Recently, the South American competitors faced each other in September 2018 in a friendly match, which ended with 0-0.
Argentina vs Colombia Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
The absolute top game of Group B rises on the first matchday. In the match Argentina vs. Colombia’s bookmakers’ odds point out that the “Albiceleste” is considered a favorite. This assessment is not completely unfounded, because after all, the team of Lionel Scaloni with Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala or Angel di Maria probably has the best offensive of the tournament. Nevertheless, the Argentines expects the “Los Cafeteros” a difficult task, especially since James Rodriguez and Co. in the recent past, especially in larger tournaments were able to persuade regularly.
Key Facts – Argentina vs Colombia tips
⭐️ Argentina is building especially on the world-class offensive with Messi, Aguero, Maria and Dybala
⭐️ Colombia was able to convince regularly at the recent major events
⭐️ The Albiceleste won seven out of 13 direct duels at the Copa America (three draws, two failures)
In this respect, it makes no sense in our eyes, between Argentina and Colombia to make a prediction on the outcome of the game. Instead, we look to the question of whether both teams will score. Here is our answer: YES. Both the ex-world champion and the charges of coach Carlos Queiroz have their strengths clearly in the game forward. Defensively, the gauchos presented anything but saddled last. Among other things, the Scaloni-Elf conceded a goal against the football dwarf from Nicaragua. Therefore, we decide in the duel against Argentina. Colombia for odds on the tip that both teams score at least once.
Insider Tips: Both teams to score/ Yes