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Ecuador vs Argentina betting tips: CONMEBOL WC Qualifying preview, predictions & odds

Ecuador vs Argentina betting tips: CONMEBOL WC Qualifying preview, predictions & odds
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Valencia, Enner
90'
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Tagliafico, Nicolas
Castillo, Byron
Preciado, Angelo
82'
Estrada, Michael
Caicedo, Jordy
82'
Hincapie, Piero
80'
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Paredes, Leandro
Rodriguez, Guido
78'
Montiel, Gonzalo
Foyth, Juan
78'
Gonzalez, Nicolas
Ocampos, Lucas
Gruezo, Carlos
Sarmiento, Jeremy
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Alvarez, Julian
Correa, Angel
68'
Otamendi, Nicolas
Estrada, Michael
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Franco, Alan
Valencia, Enner
60'
Ibarra, Romario
Mena, Angel
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MacAllister, Alexis
Palacios, Exequiel
Franco, Alan
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Caicedo, Moisu00e9s
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Castillo, Byron
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Alvarez, Julian
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MacAllister, Alexis

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Match preview

Ecuador has done incredibly well this cycle to book qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in what will surprisingly be just their fourth appearance at the tournament and their first since Brazil 2014.

Currently sitting third in the group behind Brazil and Argentina and ahead of traditional powerhouses Uruguay (level on points but ahead on goal difference) and Colombia (6th) is a commendable achievement on the back of the fact that they have managed as many goals as tomorrow’s opponent in Argentina (26) while boasting the third-best defensive record in CONMEBOL. But despite their performance in qualifying, questions around their goalscoring ability remain outside of all-time leading scorer Enner Valencia (34-goals in 68-appearances). The Fenerbahçe striker is already 32-years-old and the national team setup could do with another credible goal-getter coming to the fore, and the likes of Michael Estrada, Jordy Caicedo, and Djorkaeff Reasco could potentially fill that void.

As for Argentina, La Albiceleste is looking for the full boatload of points and hoping for a Brazilian hiccup against Bolivia with a chance to top the group come the end of qualifying if for no other reason than to solidify their place in the top five of the FIFA rankings ahead of the group stage draw.

Though they sit incredibly comfortable in second, the regular struggles for Argentina persist in a similar vein that has been on display in recent years when it comes to how to get the best out of what is an incredibly talented collective without heavily relying on Lionel Messi at the business end of the football pitch. With Sergio Agüero retiring from football and Lautaro Martínez unavailable this time around, Argentina has just Messi and Ángel Di María as the only players to score more than 5-goals in service of their country. Martínez is certainly a big loss after sitting joint third in the goalscoring charts (7-goals) in CONMEBOL alongside Messi and Luis Suárez. Nicolás González did well to step up against Venezuela and got himself on the scoresheet in the 3-0 win last week, and the Fiorentina man could offer another credible attacking outlet given the current players on offer.

Ecuador team news

Ecuador manager Gustavo Alfaro will be looking to marshal his men for an unexpected three-point haul that would guarantee La Tri finish third in CONMEBOL qualifying after Uruguay pulled level on points last week with their 1-0 home win against Peru while Ecuador was dropped 3-1 away at Paraguay.

Thankfully for Alfaro, Ecuador has no concerns in the team and are expected to field their full-strength XI in front of the home support in Guayaquil tomorrow, though the result has no bearing on their participation in Qatar apart from how they will potentially be seeded for the group stage draw if they gain or lose places in the latest FIFA rankings before the draw occurs.

Argentina team news

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni remains without a host of top names as Argentina looks to finish off what is potentially their final qualifying match having already booked passage to Qatar and coming into proceedings on the back of a comfortable 3-0 win against Venezuela.

Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Buendía, and Emiliano Martínez are all absent through suspension and though Lionel Messi is listed as doubtful, he should still be ready in time to lead the line tomorrow. Fiorentina forward Nicolás González scored the opener against Venezuela while Ángel Di María came off the bench to good effect and both could be in line for starts here on Messi’s flanks.

Ecuador vs Argentina form
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Ecuador vs Cape Verde - 1:0
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Mexico vs Ecuador - 0:0
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Ecuador vs Nigeria - 1:0
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Ecuador vs Argentina - 1:1
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Paraguay vs Ecuador - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Argentina vs Estonia - 5:0
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Italy vs Argentina - 0:3
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Ecuador vs Argentina - 1:1
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Argentina vs Venezuela - 3:0
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Argentina vs Colombia - 1:0
Last 5 games for Ecuador
June 11, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Ecuador 1  - 0 Cape Verde
June 5, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Mexico 0  - 0 Ecuador
June 3, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Ecuador 1  - 0 Nigeria
March 29, 2022 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Ecuador 1  - 1 Argentina
March 24, 2022 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Paraguay 3  - 1 Ecuador
Last 5 games for Argentina
June 5, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Argentina 5  - 0 Estonia
June 1, 2022 Finalissima 2022 Italy 0  - 3 Argentina
March 29, 2022 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Ecuador 1  - 1 Argentina
March 25, 2022 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Argentina 3  - 0 Venezuela
February 1, 2022 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Argentina 1  - 0 Colombia
Ecuador vs Argentina WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 form
Ecuador Argentina
18 Matches played 17
7 Matches won 11
161 Goal attempts 190
68 Shots on goal 89
67 Shots off goal 64
89 Corner kicks 78
49% Average ball possession 59%
26 Shots blocked 37
44 Cards given 30
253 Free kicks 305
23 Offsides 21
3 Shots on post 2
22 Goals by foot 24
5 Goals by head 3
27 Goals scored 27
19 Goals conceded 8
0 Shots on bar 1
Ecuador vs Argentina statistics for most recent head to head matches
Ecuador Argentina
16 Matches 16
6 Home Matches 10
10 Away Matches 6
15 Total Goals 31
0.94 Average Goals Scored 1.94
3 Wins 8
8 Losses 3
5 Draws 5
Last 5 games & match results between Ecuador and Argentina
March 29, 2022 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Ecuador 1  - 1 Argentina
July 4, 2021 Copa America 2021 Argentina 3  - 0 Ecuador
October 9, 2020 WC Qual, CONMEBOL 2022 Argentina 1  - 0 Ecuador
October 13, 2019 Int. Friendly Games 2019 Argentina 6  - 1 Ecuador
October 10, 2017 World Cup Qualification 2018 Ecuador 1  - 3 Argentina

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23:30, Tuesday 29 March 2022

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