Preview:Copa America-- Colombia VS Argentina

Posted Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:14:10 GMT        

Copa America - Colombia VS Argentina

Match Time: 07-07-2021 06:30 Wednesday

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Match Preview

In this round of Copa America, Uruguay VS Colombia.Despite being heavily fancied coming into the tournament, Colombia had a somewhat underwhelming group campaign, although they always looked set to qualify thanks to their opening 1-0 win over Ecuador, as Edwin Cardona netted the only goal of the game on the stroke of half time.A disappointing goalless draw with Venezuela then followed before they suffered 2-1 defeats at the hands of Peru and Brazil to drop to third spot by the end of the group campaign, seeing them face a tough clash against Uruguay in the quarter-finals as a result.However, Reinaldo Rueda's men stepped up in that clash, holding a strong outfit to a goalless draw, with the tie going to a penalty shootout as a result.Duvan Zapata and Davinson Sanchez converted Colombia's first two penalties, while David Ospina saved Jose Gimenez's effort to give La Tricolor the advantage.Yerry Mina and Miguel Borja then slotted their penalties away, and Ospina produced his second save to deny Matias Vina, seeing Rueda's men win the shootout and progress to the final four as a result.They will now look to take another big scalp when they clash with a dangerous Argentina outfit on Wednesday.Colombia's Luis Diaz celebrates scoring their first goal on June 24, 2021


After drawing their opening group game 1-1 with Chile, Lionel Scaloni's men won their three remaining matches to top the group.That started with a crucial 1-0 win over fellow group favourites Uruguay, as Guido Rodriguez netted the only goal of the game inside the first 15 minutes.An early Alejandro Gomez goal then fired them to a 1-0 win over Paraguay before he again got on the scoresheet alongside a Lionel Messi brace and a Lautaro Martinez goal in a dominant 4-1 win over Bolivia.That saw them finish at the top of the group, booking a favourable quarter-final clash with Ecuador, and Scaloni's men cruised through as Rodrigo De Paul put them ahead before late goals from Messi and Martinez sealed a 3-0 win.La Albiceleste now head into the semi-finals with high expectations to progress to the final, as they aim to lift the Copa America trophy for the 15th time in the nation's history, and the first time since 1993.


Colombia possible starting lineup:Ospina; Munoz, Mina, Sanchez, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Cuellar, Diaz; Zapata, Borja.


Argentina possible starting lineup:E Martinez; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Acuna; Paredes, De Paul, Lo Celso; Messi, Aguero, L Martinez.


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 4.50-3.50-1.80,the 1x2 live odds are 5.25-3.25-1.80.And the Kelly Criterion is 0.94-0.91-0.97.Therefore, Uruguay will win in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Colombia( 18.08%)

Draw (29.20%)