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Argentina vs Colombia betting tips

This article covers Argentina vs Colombia betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Argentina win 4/5

o – Draw 9/4

o – Colombia win 17/4

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Betting prediction: Argentina 3 – 1 Colombia


Argentina face Colombia at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília on Wednesday for this Copa America 2021 Semi-Final match.

La Albiceleste have the huge upper hand in the head-to-head, with 20 wins to Colombia’s 6 from their 34 previous encounters. Although, La Tricolor come into this one unbeaten in the last 3 matches against Argentina.

Colombia have never won a knockout match in Copa America against Argentina.

The Argies have twice eliminated Colombia on penalties as well as a comfortable 3-0 win in the semi-final of 2004.

Colombia’s only wins have come in the 3rd-place play-off of 1987 and in the group stages.

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The White and Sky Blues are in fantastic form coming into this with Lionel Messi looking determined to finally win a Copa with Argentina. Therefore, 101 Great Goals’ are predicting Argentina 3 – 1 Colombia and it is available at odds of 16/1.

3-0 Argentina win. When these sides last met each other in the semi-final stage of this competition, Argentina ran out 3-0 winners before losing on penalties in the final to Brazil in 2004.

0-0 draw. The last time these sides face each other in the knockout rounds of a competition in 2015, it was a cagey affair with just 11 shots between them ending 0-0 with Argentina eventually winning in the penalty shootout.

0-2 Colombia win. Colombia won the last match between them in a major tournament. They faced each other in the group stages of Copa America 2019 with Colombia running out 0-2 winners.

Under 2.5 goals. Argentina vs Colombia has been a low scoring game lately with 7 of the 10 most recent matches in this head-to-head finishing with under 2.5 goals after 90 minutes.


Leo Messi to score first. Messi (below) already looks a safe bet for player of the tournament. He has 4 goals and 4 assists already, which is double the number of any other player. Unsurprisingly, Messi is the favourite to score the game’s opener on Wednesday.

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Argentina vs Colombia: What are the betting odds?

The Argies have typically dominated this head-to-head with 20 wins to 6.

These sides drew 2-2 when they met in the group stage less than a month ago. If you see Argentina and Colombia cancelling each other out again on Wednesday, odds of 9/4 are available for any draw after 90 minutes.

Colombia are the last side to register a win in this head-to-head, beating Argentina in the group stages of the 2019 Copa.

Argentina vs Colombia – recent form and head to head statistics

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Argentina vs Colombia betting tips: Match preview

Colombia come into this match as underdogs for good reason. While they are in the semi-finals on merit, it has been a slog to get here.

They have won just 1 match so far at the Copa; a 1-0 win against Ecuador in the group stages in their opening match of the tournament.

Since then, they have drawn against a COVID-19 ravaged Venezuela squad, lost 2-1 to both Peru and Brazil and then drew their quarter-final match against Uruguay 0-0. A stunning performance from David Ospina in the shootout saw them through with a 4-2 win on penalties.

Argentina’s route to the final is in complete contrast to Colombia’s. The Argies drew their opening game 1-1 with Chile.

They followed this up with 1-0 wins against Uruguay and Paraguay before blowing Bolivia away 4-1 in the final group game.

La Albiceleste had the most impressive performance of all the quarter-finalists, dispatching with Ecuador 3-0 as they continue to edge towards their first Copa America win since 1993.

Crucial to this has been the form of Lionel Messi, who has played every minute of the Copa so far for Argentina; the only player for The White and Sky Blues to have done so.

He drilled a stunning free-kick into the top corner in injury time against Ecuador and looks in as good form as ever for his country in this competition. Can the world’s most valuable free agent finally break his curse preventing him from winning international honours for Argentina in his career? Or will the Copa continue to elude the little magician from Rosario?

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Argentina team news vs Colombia

The White and Sky Blues come into the semi-finals without any injury or suspension problems after easing past Ecuador 3-0 in the quarter-finals.

Lionel Messi is the only Argentine player to have played every match so far for them this Copa. Ángel Di Maria and Sergio Agüero will both be hoping for a recall to the starting XI here. Although, it is likely we see an unchanged side from that of Saturday.

Player’s disciplinary records are wiped clean after the quarter-final stage of the competition. As a result, Marcos Acuña, Leandro Paredes, Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás Otamendi, Emiliano Martínez, Joaquín Correa, Giovani Lo Celso (above), Lucas Martínez Quarta and Nicolás González no longer need to worry about picking up a yellow card and potentially missing the final.

Argentinan Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Agustín Marchesín (Porto), Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Udinese)
Defenders: Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax), Gonzalo Montiel (River Plate), Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla), Cristian Romero (Atalanta), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martínez (Ajax), Nahuel Molina (Udinese)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna), Guido Rodríguez (Betis), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid), Alejandro Gómez (Sevilla)
Forwards: Lionel Messi ©(No Current Club), Sergio Agüero (Barcelona), Nicolás González (Fiorentina), Joaquín Correa (Lazio), Lautaro Martínez (Internazionale), Julián Álvarez (River Plate)

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Colombia team news vs Argentina

Yairo Moreno suffered a muscle injury in Colombia’s first match of the Copa against Ecuador. The 26-year-old left-back has since left the squad for treatment and will take no further part in the tournament.

Only David Ospina, Yerry Mina and Wilmar Barrios have started all 5 games for Colombia in the competitions so far. Further changes are expected here with Mateus Uribe likely returning to thicken up the midfield in place of Luis Muriel.

Juan Cuadrado missed the quarter-final victory over Uruguay due to accumulated yellow cards. He is expected to return to the starting XI here in place of Rafael Santos Borre.

Several Colombian players managed to come through the Uruguay match without picking up a yellow card that would have saw them suspended here. Daniel Muñoz, Ospina, Gustavo Cuéllar, Miguel Borja, Borré, and Barrios have all had their yellow cards wiped clean meaning they are in no danger of missing the final should they pick up a yellow card here.

Colombian Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: David Ospina ©(Napoli), Camilo Vargas (Atlas), Aldair Quintana (Atlético Nacional)
Defenders: Stefan Medina (Monterrey), Óscar Murillo (Pachuca), Carlos Cuesta (Genk), William Tesillo (León), Yerry Mina (Everton), Daniel Muñoz (Genk), Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur), Jhon Lucumí (Genk), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors)
Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (Zenit Saint Petersburg), Gustavo Cuéllar (Al-Hilal), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (Porto), Sebastián Pérez (Boavista), Baldomero Perlaza (Atlético Nacional)
Forwards: Duván Zapata (Atalanta), Luis Muriel (Atalanta), Luis Díaz (Porto), Miguel Borja (Junior), Rafael Santos Borré (River Plate), Jaminton Campaz (Tolima), Alfredo Morelos (Rangers), Yimmi Chará (Portland Timbers)

Predicted Argentina line-up vs Colombia

Argentina's predicted XI to face Colombia.

Argentina’s predicted XI to face Colombia.

Predicted Colombia line-up vs Argentina

Colombia's predicted XI to face Argentina.

Colombia’s predicted XI to face Argentina.

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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