Venezuela vs Argentina Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds

Venezuela vs Argentina Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds

The quarter-finals of the 2019 Copa America will continue with the tilt between underdogs, Venezuela, and Argentina who are under a massive pressure to perform at this tournament.

Venezuela vs Argentina

  • Copa America
  • Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Friday 28 June
  • 20:00 UK Time

Venezuela vs Argentina Game Preview

Venezuela are one of the biggest surprises at this year’s Copa America as they finished in the second place in Group A without a defeat, holding the hosts Brazil to a 0-0 stalemate in the process. Argentina, on the other hand, needed three points in the last group match against Qatar and they delivered, but La Vinotinto are a more dangerous opponent, and Lionel Scaloni’s men cannot underestimate Salomon Rondon and co.

Venezuela Team News and Latest Form

A return of five points (W1, D2) from the 2019 Copa America group stage means that underdogs Venezuela go into this quarter-final having lost just one of their last six matches. The win over Bolivia (3-1) that got them here was their fifth since September 2018, with each of that quintet seeing them score both first and last.

Four of those five wins saw Venezuela score inside the first and/or last 15 minutes of play. Three of those five wins also saw one specific player score exactly two goals, with Darwin Machís doing so in Venezuela’s previous outing.

SalomónRondón was the scorer of the other two individual braces witnessed across Venezuela’s last five wins. Each brace saw both goals arrive entirely in one half or the other.

Argentina Team News and Latest Form

Argentina are here after getting a vital group win at the third attempt. The 2-0 win over guest team Qatar means that Argentina have now recorded four post-World Cup wins against opposition currently ranked inside the FIFA top-60. All have been accompanied by a clean sheet, with three ending 2-0.

Each of the 2-0 victories in said sequence also saw Argentina score in both halves, with all of them (along with the 1-0 win over Morocco in March) seeing La Albiceleste score precisely once in the final 15 minutes of play.

LautaroMartínez netted the opener for Argentina in the fourth minute of La Albiceleste’s victorious final group game, and also scored in the most recent H2H. Going back to June 2016, four of Argentina’s last five Copa America victories have yielded a winning margin of 2+ goals and a clean sheet. Since the 1995 edition of the Copa America, Argentina’s record from penalty shootouts in this competition reads W1, L5.

Venezuela vs Argentina Head to Head

Venezuela and Argentina have met 22 times since 1967and La Albiceleste have 17 wins in opposite to Venezuela’s two. It’s interesting that Argentina won the first 15 H2H meetings but are without a victory in the last three duels as Venezuela won the most recent clash, 3-1 in a friendly a few months ago. Rondon, Jhon Murillo, and Joseph Martinez scored for La Vinotinto while Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal for Argentina. Venezuela’s opening goal in the last H2H vs Argentina came within the first 15 minutes.

Venezuela vs Argentina Betting Tip

Argentina are firm favourites at 4/7 odds, but instead of backing them to win at lower odds, you can opt for both teams to score because of several reasons. Each of the previous four H2H duels produced goals on both ends and Argentina’s defence is far from being convincing at this tournament and recently overall, so BTTS at 11/10 with bet365 is a more attractive option than betting on La Albiceleste to win. Unimpressive Paraguay managed to score against Argentina, and I don’t see any reason why Venezuela shouldn’t.

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