Argentina vs. Colombia Copa America Betting Tips and Preview

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Argentina – second favourites to win the competition overall behind hosts Brazil – take on another fancied side, Colombia, during their opening game of the Copa America on Saturday night. Lionel Scaloni’s men are narrow favourites to win.

Where and when: Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador –15 June, kick-off 11:00

Where you can see Argentina vs. Colombia: Premier Sports, William Hill

Last time: The last meeting between these two sides ended in a scoreless draw last September and Colombia have not won in their last eight attempts against Argentina, scoring just once in that run.

Outcome: draw 21/10 Offer
Under 1.5 goals 15/8 Offer
Result: 0-0 7/1 Offer

Argentina vs. Colombia Predictions and Preview

These two sides are among the four favourite nations – along with hosts Brazil and holders Chile – to win this year’s Copa America title.

The main stars of both teams – Lionel Messi, Radamel Falcao, Sergio Aguero, James Rodriguez – may all now be past the very peak of their careers but all still star for their nations.

Argentina have lost the last two finals of the competition on penalties against Chile while Colombia’s impressive side will also be eyeing the chance to land silverware.

It is not surprising that it is Argentina who are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 11/10 to win this fixture, with Colombia priced at 11/4 and the draw available at 21/10.

Just four goals have been scored in the past five meetings between these two sides, so under 1.5 goals at 15/8 appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 4/7.

A ‘double chance’ on Colombia to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/6 while a Argentina win/draw outcome is at 1/4.

If you fancy Argentina to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 13/5.

One to watch for Argentina: Lionel Messi – 67 goals in 130 international caps – is the main threat for Scaloni’s side – while Sergio Aguero, 39 goals in 90 caps, is another who Colombia will hope to nullify.

One to watch for Colombia: Captain Radamel Falcao – 34 international goals – is once again the focal point of Colombia’s attack, while James Rodriguez is another dangerman while Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata may star.

Long shot: These two sides cancelled each other out 0-0 last September while Colombia have two clean sheets in their last three games and Argentina three from the last five. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 7/1.

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