Even though they have arguably the best player in history playing for them, Argentina have failed to win more than only one point so far. In order to get to the knockouts of Copa America, they need to beat Qatar in the third round of this competition. Can Messi and his teammates do it or we’ll see them underperforming at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre on Sunday evening? Hopefully, you’ll find the answer in the Qatar vs Argentina prediction and betting tips!
It’s fair to say that Qatar’s ambitions for this competition aren’t too high. They came here after getting an invitation from the CONMEBOL as one of the two non-South American national teams. They’re basically at Copa America just to fill in the gaps. And such, Qatar have already done a pretty impressive job. They played 2:2 with Paraguay in the first round, only to lose 1:0 to Colombia.
In both of these games, Qatar did show they can be a very tough nut to crack. So, even if they get hammered by Argentina, it won’t mean the tournament will stay in bad memory for them. The performances from Copa America 2019 can serve as something to build on in the future.
And it really seems this is their limit. They just don’t seem capable of getting anything from Argentina. Sure, you may argue that they were the underdog in the game with Paraguay as well. However, Argentina is a much better team than Paraguay, even though these two played a draw in the previous round.
If only the player quality were the factor, our Qatar vs Argentina prediction would be an obvious one – Argentina to destroy the Middle Eastern team. However, the trouble is that Argentina players seem to be completely out of form, so this game might be a bit trickier for them than expected.
Even though this team has an incredibly strong attack, they still haven’t shown it at this tournament. They’ve scored only one goal so far and it was a goal from a penalty. Apart from being out of form in the attack, they’ve been disastrous at the back as well. Actually, their defense has been really leaky, while the midfielders haven’t been providing support to the back line, nor to the final third.
All of these are the reasons why Argentina have only one point after two rounds. And that puts them on the last place on the group table. Of course, they still have a good chance to book a ticket to the knockouts. But, for that to happen, they need to beat Qatar. Sure, there’s also a possibility to go to the next stage after playing a draw on Sunday. Such a scenario would be possible only if Colombia hammered Paraguay.
Of course, going to the knockouts from the third place in the group would be really embarrassing for this team. After all, they’re still one of the biggest favorites for lifting the trophy. And that’s why you can be sure they’re going to give their utmost in this match. Therefore, our Qatar vs Argentina betting tips will be in their favor.
Al Sheeb – Khouki, Al-Rawi, Salman, Correia, Hassan – Madibo, Hatim, Al Haydos – Afif, Almoez
Armani – Otamendi, Pezzella, Casco, Tagliafico – Peredes, Lo Celso, Suarez – Messi, Di Maria, Aguero
Qatar vs Argentina Prediction
This is a must-win game for Argentina and they need to do it in style. It’s not just about the points but their reputation as well. Expect them to play very attacking football in this match, which will probably pay off.
Qatar vs Argentina Betting Tips
- Argentina @1.28 (1XBET)
- Argentina -1.5 (Asian Handicap) @1.87 (bet365)