Venezuela against Argentina is the second quarterfinal encounter at this year’s Copa America. For Venezuela, this is already a great success and you could prevail in the group against Peru. For Argentina, however, the group phase did not go as desired and only on the last day of the game solved the ticket for the knockout stage. To whom the favorite role belongs and other important data and facts you take our game analysis.
Is the journey going on for Venezuela?
Venezuela is probably the surprise at this year’s Copa America. Under normal circumstances, the team is not one of the top nations in South America and is only 33rd in the FIFA World Ranking. Never before have they been able to win the Copa America and in general the team has yet to win a title. In addition, Venezuela is the only CONMEBOL member that has never participated in a World Cup. Due to recurring bad results, the coaches were changed frequently, but since 2016, the coach is Rafael Dudamel and this could hold to this day. Although the record of 9 wins, 14 draws and 10 defeats is not outstanding, he managed to develop his team further. In the last 11 games they conceded only one defeat and also in this calendar year they won 3 out of 7 games. Particularly noteworthy is the defensive stability of the team, because in the past 11 matches you conceded only 6 goals. To prepare for the Copa America they defeated among others the USA (3: 0) or Argentina (3: 1) clear and also showed that you can score goals. The main reason is the start of the team Salomon Rondon, which goes in the English Premier League on goal hunting. In the previous 3 group matches they reached a remarkable 0: 0 draw against both Peru and Brazil. The rise was secured by a 3-1 victory on the final day against Bolivia. Above all, outside winger Darwin Machis was able to convince with 2 goals.
Did the knot break in Argentina?
The previous problem child at this tournament was on the final day of a victory over Qatar still in the K.O phase rescue. Normally, Argentina is one of the absolute top favorites in addition to Brazil on the title of Copa America. But for years, the Argentinians plague huge defense problems, and with all star power in the offensive, this weakness can often no longer be caught. After the lost final against Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the team reached only a little and last year was ruled out already in the second round. The last success of the Copa America is already over 20 years ago and dated from the year 1993. In the last two tournaments they always came to the final, but then had to beat there always Chile on penalties. Lionel Scaloni was introduced as the new coach last year to finally get the long-awaited title. He was also very good at the beginning and celebrated 6 wins in the first 10 games. Before the start of the tournament, they were unbeaten for two games and won against Morocco and Nicaragua, among others. Nevertheless, they started completely unfavorable in the tournament and lost equal to the first game against Colombia with 0: 2. In the second game against Paraguay, they also came only to a 1: 1 draw and was lucky that Paraguay has missed a penalty. Both the offensive and the defensive seemed unsettled and had to win in the last game against Qatar to get into the quarter-finals. Thanks to a 2-0 triumph, this has been successful, but the services offered suggest that it could be difficult against a top opponent. After all, the balance speaks for one, because 20 of 24 encounters against Venezuela could be won.
Football Prediction of the Day Venezuela vs Argentina
Argentina is seen as a clear favorite despite the rather meager ideas. Also we would rather tend to a tip 2, even if we believe that Venezuela is not without chance and a risk tip could well be worthwhile. Something we are safer with is the over / under bet. With Venezuela, one of the best defensive ranks in this tournament, also could not convince the Argentine offensive yet.
Bet Tips: Argentina