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Argentina vs Venezuela betting tips: WC Qual, CONMEBOL preview, predictions & odds


Parlay Builder: Both Teams to Score + Lionel Messi to Score First (12/1 odds on bet boost)

Parlay Builder: Ángel Di María to Score Anytime + Argentina win + Over 3 Goals Scored in the match (9/2 odds on bet boost)

Correct Score: Argentina 3-1 Venezuela (12/1 odds)

Result/Both Teams to Score: Argentina/Yes (3/1 odds)

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Match preview

Argentina has once again secured passage to the World Cup after the South American giants comfortably navigated the CONMEBOL qualification program and sit in second place with a 10-point cushion ahead of Ecuador but still trail bitter rivals Brazil by four points and will have to hope they can maintain their winning run while hoping Seleção drop points along the way.

But the larger question for boss Lionel Scaloni remains how to get the best out of a brilliantly gifted Argentine side that still relies far too much on the influence of Lionel Messi. That question has been exacerbated this time around after Lautaro Martínez misses out due to Covid, which leaves just Messi and friend Ángel Di María as the only players in the current squad to have scored more than 4-goals for their country.

And though Venezuela has once again failed to qualify for the World Cup, a feat they have never accomplished in their nation's history, they typically give a good account of themselves against Argentina in recent outings, winning one and drawing two in their last-six clashes while only being shut out on a single occasion.

Despite their recent results or performances against tomorrow's opponent, Venezuela have scored less than one goal/match in qualifying this cycle (14-goals in 16-matches) while having the worst goal difference on top of it. If nothing else, a credible performance should be targeted by the South American minnows, and perhaps that is more than enough.

Argentina team news

Argentine boss Lionel Scaloni will perhaps welcome the fact that La Albiceleste has the comparatively straightforward affair of tackling bottom-of-the-table Venezuela when the pair clash in World Cup qualifying tomorrow, and took the opportunity to name seven teenagers in the 31-man squad including Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho.

The South American giants are without a host of big names this time around when they come to grips with La Vinotinto in Buenos Aires with Lautaro Martínez absent through Covid while Lisandro Martinez will miss out through injury. Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez, and Giovani Lo Celso will also be unavailable due to two-match bans, while Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuna are absent via card accumulation.

Venezuela team news

Yeferson Soteldo and Oscar Gonzalez are the only two main missing pieces for Venezuela boss José Pékerman after the left-sided tandem has picked up an accumulation of bookings which means they will be unavailable for selection against Argentina.

Apart from that, Venezuela can at least count on key striker tandem Salomón Rondon and Josef Martínez being fit and available for the bottom-sitting side that has managed just three wins during their qualifying campaign to date, and taking three points in just two of their last sixteen matches (2-3-11) between qualifying and Copa America.

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