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Argentina vs Colombia Predictions & Tips - Argentina set to advance at Copa America

  • Argentina vs Colombia predictions, preview & tips
  • The Copa America semi-final is being played in Brasilia on Wednesday (2am BST)
  • Argentina are undefeated in their last 18 matches
  • I am backing a draw with La Albiceleste to qualify for the final
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Argentina meet Colombia in the Copa Americana semi-finals (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 05 Jul 2021
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Argentina vs Colombia Predictions


Argentina’s attack deserves respect but Colombia are their biggest test yet at Copa America. Lionel Messi and his side are backed to qualify in extra time.

  • Argentina are undefeated in their last 18 matches (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won their last 4 matches (Copa America).
  • Argentina have drawn 4 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Argentina have drawn 6 of their last 9 matches against Colombia (all competitions).
  • Argentina have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches against Colombia at Copa America.
  • Colombia are undefeated in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Colombia are undefeated in 8 of their last 10 matches (Copa America).
  • Colombia have drawn 3 of their last 6 matches (Copa America).

Head to Head


Argentina have a 20-6 advantage against Colombia with 8 draws in 34 matches.

They last met in the World Cup qualifiers on 9 June, the match ending in a 2-2 draw in Barranquilla.

Goals to Cristian Romero and Leandro Paredes gave Argentina a 2-0 lead, Colombia hitting back with goals to Luis Muriel and Miguel Borja who scored in the 94th minute.

Argentina Form


Argentina haven’t lost since July 2019, a run of 18 consecutive matches. 

Lionel Scaloni’s side drew 1-1 against Chile in their opening match at Copa America. They recorded 1-0 victories against Uruguay and Paraguay before turning on the style.

La Albiceleste won 4-1 win against Bolivia. Lionel Messi assisted Papu Gómez for the opener, scored twice himself with Lautaro Martínez coming off the bench to bag the fourth.

Argentina’s last match was a 3-0 win against Ecuador in the quarter-finals. Lionel Messi hit the post, assisted Rodrigo de Paul and Lautaro Martínez before a late free kick capped off another match winning performance.

Argentina Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Agustín Marchesín, Juan Musso, Emiliano Martínez
Defenders: Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nicolás Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, Germán Pezzella, Marcos Acuña, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Nahuel Molina
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Ángel Di María, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás Domínguez, Guido Rodríguez, Giovani Lo Celso, Ángel Correa, Papu Gómez
Forwards: Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi (Captain), Nicolás González, Joaquín Correa, Lautaro Martínez, Julián Álvarez

Giovani Lo Celso was fit enough to start against Ecuador. 

Scaloni is unlikely to make many changes here. Papu Gómez could replace Nicolás González and Lautaro Martinez will hope to hold his spot ahead of Sergio Aguero.

Lionel Messi has scored 76 goals in 149 internationals. He has 4 goals and 4 assists in five matches at Copa America 2021.

Colombia Form


Reinaldo Rueda replaced Carlos Queiroz as manager in January with La Tricolor going undefeated in his first four matches in charge.

Rueda guided Colombia to a 3-0 win in Peru and a 2-2 draw against Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers.

Colombia began Copa America with a 1-0 victory against Ecuador. They drew 0-0 against Venezuela after having 65% possession and 23-2 shots.

La Tricolor lost 2-1 against Peru and finished the group stage with a 2-1 win against Brazil. Luis Díaz opening the scoring before they conceded twice in the final 12 minutes.

Colombia got past Uruguay in a penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals. They battled hard for a 0-0 draw after extra time, scoring all four spot kicks with David Ospina making two saves.

Colombia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana
Defenders: Davinson Sánchez, Yerry Mina, Stefan Medina, Óscar Murillo, William Tesillo, Jhon Lucumí, Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta
Midfielders: Juan Cuadrado, Edwin Cardona, Wílmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, , Gustavo Cuéllar, Sebastián Pérez, Yairo Moreno, Baldomero Perlaza
Forwards: Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata, Luis Díaz, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos, Yimmi Chará, Rafael Santos Borré, Juan Ferney Otero, Jaminton Campaz

Left back Yairo Moreno picked up an injury against Ecuador and has been replaced by William Tesillo. 

Reinaldo Rueda has plenty of options up front with Miguel Borja trying to get a start ahead of Santos Borré, Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel.

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Verdict

Argentina have not lost in a long time. Their attack remains dangerous with Lionel Messi leading the way. Colombia are their biggest test yet at Copa America.

I think this will be a close match that goes all the way. Argentina’s strength on the bench can make the difference after regulation time.

Best Bet: Argentina Qualify @-250.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @240.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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