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

  • Argentina vs Ecuador predictions, preview, stats & team news
  • The Copa America quarter-final is being played in Goias on Sunday (2am BST)
  • Argentina have won their last 3 matches against Ecuador
  • I am backing La Albiceleste to win and reach the semi-finals
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Argentina have won their last 3 matches against Ecuador (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 02 Jul 2021
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Argentina vs Ecuador Predictions


Argentina’s attack is expected to outclass Ecuador at Copa America. With Papu Gómez and Lionel Messi in fine form, I am backing Argentina to win in Goias.

  • Argentina have won their last 3 matches (Copa America).
  • Argentina have won to nil in 2 of their last 3 matches (Copa America).
  • Argentina have won their last 3 matches against Ecuador (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won by 2+ goals in their last 2 matches against Ecuador (Copa America).
  • Ecuador have lost 3 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Ecuador have lost 19 of their last 29 matches (Copa America).

Head to Head


Argentina have a 21-4 advantage against Ecuador with 9 draws in 34 matches.

Argentina Form


Argentina haven’t lost since July 2019, a run of 17 consecutive matches. 

Lionel Scaloni’s side drew 1-1 against Chile in their opening match at Copa America. Lionel Messi put them ahead with a free kick but they couldn’t hold on.

Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 with Guido Rodríguez scoring the winner in the 13th minute.

La Albiceleste recorded another 1-0 win against against Paraguay. It was a close match with Papu Gómez scoring the winner in the 10th minute.

Argentina’s last match was a 4-1 win against Bolivia. Messi assisted Gómez for the opener, scored twice himself with Lautaro Martínez coming off the bench to bag the fourth.

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 picked up a knock against Uruguay but came off the bench against Bolivia. He is an option here with Guido Rodríguez and Leandro Paredes other candidates in central midfield. 

Papu Gómez has scored in his last two matches and Lionel Messi has scored 75 goals in 148 internationals.

Ecuador Form


Ecuador have lost three of their last six matches. They lost their final two World Cup qualifiers, 2-0 in Brazil and 2-1 against Peru.

Gustavo Alfaro’s side lost 1-0 against Colombia in their opening match at Copa America They then drew 2-2 against Venezuela after conceding in added time.

Ecuador drew 2-2 against Peru after being 2-0 up at half time through an own goal and Ayrton Preciado strike. 

La Tri drew 1-1 against Brazil in their final group game with Ángel Mena equalising in the second half.

Ecuador Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Hernán Galíndez, Pedro Ortíz, Alexander Domínguez
Defenders: Félix Torres, Piero Hincapié, Robert Arboleda, Pervis Estupiñán, Xavier Arreaga, Ángelo Preciado, Pedro Perlaza
Midfielders: Ayrton Preciado, Christian Noboa, Damián Díaz, Fidel Martínez, Ángel Mena, José Carabalí, Gonzalo Plata, Sebastián Méndez, Alan Franco, Moisés Caicedo
Forwards: Enner Valencia, Leonardo Campana, Michael Estrada, Jordy Caicedo

Gonzalo Plata wasn’t in the squad against Peru after suffering an ankle problem. He came off the bench against Brazil and could start here.

Midfielder Moisés Caicedo was injured against Brazil and could be replaced by Ángel Mena.

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Verdict

Argentina’s attack looked dangerous in the 4-1 win against Bolivia. With Lionel Messi leading the way, they should have too many weapons for Ecuador to handle.

Best Bet: Argentina Win Full Time Result @-212.77 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Value Bet: Argentina Win To Nil @120.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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