We’re at the stage of the quarter-finals of Copa America 2019 and if you’re looking for some Venezuela vs Argentina prediction and betting tips, you are at the right place. We’re now going to discuss everything about the clash taking place at Maracana, including the forms of both teams, latest news from their squads, their previous duels, and so on. So, without any further ado, let’s start!
Although they were one of the biggest underdogs before the tournament started, Venezuela did manage to get to the knockout stage. They came to Brazil to take part in Copa America 2019 just a little bit over a year after the World Cup qualifiers finished, in which they were really dreadful. Venezuela finished the qualification at the very bottom of the table.
But, they surprised everyone in the group stage of Copa America. As of this point, they’re still without a defeat, with two draws and one win. They played 0:0 against Peru in the first round, followed by a 0:0 draw with the tournament host, Brazil. Then in the final round of the group stage, they beat Bolivia 3:1.
What this means is that they had more points than Argentina in the group stage. They also allowed fewer goals against Argentina. Still, they just can’t be considered favorites against Messi and the boys. Actually, almost every Venezuela vs Argentina prediction you can find is in Argentina’s favor.
Of course, Venezuela players will do all in their power to ruin the plans for Argentina. They will probably defend with all they got and hope for another 0:0 draw in regular time. If they can make it to the penalties, who knows what can happen? But, keeping the net safe against such a powerful side as Argentina seems very unlikely.
Before we proceed to Venezuela vs Argentina betting tips, we need to discuss the boys in blue and white. Argentina were very bad in the group stage. It all started with a defeat to Colombia, followed by a 1:1 draw with Paraguay. Then in the third round, they won 2:0 against Qatar. Of course, that win is far from impressive, considering that Qatar is one of the worst-ranked teams on the tournament.
But, Argentina definitely have a huge potential. They have some amazing players in the team, especially in the attack where they have one of the best players in history, Lionel Messi. With him in a proper form, Argentina look like they can go the distance. And his form has been improving. Actually, the form of the entire team has been on the rise. In the game with Qatar, they did perform really well, but were unlucky not to score more than twice.
They’re probably going to have the ball in their feet for most of the time in the Friday evening’s game. But, can they score against powerful Paraguay defense? It won’t be easy, but they should manage it. Actually, they should be able to find the net more than once.
Farinez – Chancellor, Mago, Hernandez, Rosales – Moreno, Rincon, Juanpi, Savarino Quintero, Machis – Rondon
Armani – Foyth, Otamendi, Saravia, Tagliafico – Paredes, De Paul, Lo Celso – Messi, Martinez, Aguero
Venezuela vs Argentina Prediction
Argentina should win this one. And it should be a dominant victory for them. After all, they’re just much, much more talented bunch of players. Sure, it won’t be easy, but once Messi and his teammates find the net for the first time, they’re gonna keep on scoring.
Venezuela vs Argentina Betting Tips
- Argentina @1.57 (bet365)
- Argentina -2.5 (Asian Handicap) @6.10 (Unibet)