Argentina vs Colombia Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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Argentina vs Colombia
Copa America, South America
Date: Monday, 15th June 2019
Kick off at: 22.00pm GMT
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova

Still looking for their international title since 26 years ago, Argentina are eyeing to open their Copa America with a win. However, La Albiceleste will have tough match as they face up against Colombia on Saturday.

Argentina vs Colombia Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for their Copa America opener this weekend.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that victory.

Argentina

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups:Armani(g);Saravia, Otamendi, Pezzella, Acuna(def);Rodriguez, Paredes(mid);Lo Celso, Messi, Pereyra(att mid); Aguero(att)

Colombia

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ospina(g);Arias, Sanchez, Mina, Tesillo(def);Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe(att mid); James Rodriguez, Falcao, Muriel(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Saturday Copa America clash, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Argentina

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWLWW

La Albiceleste have been doing quite well in their recent five friendly fixtures, winning four and losing only one. Lionel Scaloni’s side latest match was a convincing 5-1 friendly victory against Nicaragua.

That big win could give Argentina a needed morale boost before facing a tough tie against Colombia. Scaloni will be hoping that his side can make a bright start in the tournament by winning their opening game.

Colombia

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWLWW

Los Cafeteros have also putting on a pretty good results recently winning four and losing one out of their last five matches. Carlos Queiroz’s team only defeat during those stretch came against South Korea in a 2-1 score line.

However, Colombia did win their last friendly fixtures, beating Peru 3-0 few days ago. Beating fellow Copa America participant should lift Queiroz’s side confidence ahead of their match against Argentina.

Team News

Argentina

Scaloni will try to set up his best possible squad for their opening fixture which means starting Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star will be supported by Sergio Aguero up front with Roberto Pereyra and Giovani Lo Celso helping out.

In defense, Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi set to lead that back line with his experience. Guido Rodriguez set to partner Leandro Paredes as the midfield duo for Argentina.

Colombia

Queiroz himself is also looking to set up his strongest line up as they will be facing a tough team. Radamel Falcao could still get the nod ahead of Atalanta’s star forward, Duvan Zapata.

James Rodriguez is also looking to play from the first minutes and lead his team. At the back, Davinson Sanchez will be teaming up with Yerri Mina.

Head to Head Records:

In their last five meetings, Argentina have the edge over their opponent with two wins and three draws.

Their latest meeting was way back on September 12, 2018 which resulted in a 0-0 draw.

Match Prediction

Argentina are targeting all three points on their opening fixture, but it won’t be easy as Colombia are tough to beat. However, having Messi in their squad, La Albiceleste will believe they can beat anyone on their day.

Queiroz’s side are not short on confidence as they also think they have what it takes to win on Saturday. This tie is set to be an entertaining fixture with both teams pushing hard for victory.

 

Final Score: 1-1

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