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Argentina vs Canada Preview, Prediction, Odds, Betting Tips 10.07.2024

Argentina vs Canada Preview, Prediction, Odds, Betting Tips 10.07.2024

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  • Betting Tip
    Argentina to win
  • Odds
    1.33
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  • Date and Time: July 10, 01:00 GMT+1
  • Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, USA
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Argentina vs CanadaJuly 10, 01:00 GMT+1
Argentina odds1.33
Canada odds10
Draw4.8
Over\UnderTotal 2,5: 2/2.81

Argentina vs Canada Preview

Argentina

The reigning World Champion and Copa America winner, Argentina, is close to reaching the final. 

They had no trouble getting out of Group A, scoring five unanswered goals against their opponents. However, they could have scored more, but poor finishing prevented them from completely dismantling all three opponents in the group stage.

In the quarterfinals, Lionel Scaloni’s team faced a tough match against Ecuador. Argentina struggled to create dangerous moments from open play but managed to score thanks to Lautaro Martínez’s goal from a corner kick. The Ecuadorian team defended well and effectively blocked the center of the field and their penalty area.

At the end of the match, Lionel Messi failed to convert the first penalty kick in the shootout, making it seem like Argentina could crash out of the tournament. However, Emiliano Martínez saved the team by repelling two consecutive kicks from the opponents.

Ultimately, Argentina only needs to win two more matches to clinch the tournament for the second time in a row. Ecuador highlighted the main problem of the Argentines, which was also evident at the last World Cup – their lack of effective attacking tools to break an organized defensive block.

Nevertheless, Argentina should be able to compensate for their problems in the decisive matches of the tournament with Messi’s brilliance and the high level of technical skill of their midfielders.

Recent FormWWWWW
Key Players to WatchLionel Messi
Team StrengthsOne of the strongest squads in the tournament
Team WeaknessesPoor execution of moments

Canada

Jesse Marsch took over as the head coach of the Canadian national team in May this year. Before the start of the Copa America 2024, Canada only played two friendly matches. 

In their first outing, Canada was routed 4-0 by the Netherlands, followed by a goalless draw with France, where the French missed several golden opportunities.

Many expected Canada to be steamrolled by Argentina in their opening match, but the game ended 2-0 in favor of Argentina. Lionel Scaloni’s team missed a slew of chances, and if not for heroic goalkeeping of Maxime Crépeau, the outcome could have been much worse for Canada.

Jesse Marsch opted for an adventurous style against Argentina, with a powerful high press and a high defensive line. Canada attacked in numbers, creating some good chances near Argentina’s goal.

However, the Canadian players struggled to adapt to such a high defensive line, and their overall quality was lower than their opponents. As a result, the Argentines repeatedly exploited this with simple balls over the top, creating numerous dangerous moments.

In the second and third matches of the group stage against Peru and Chile, Canada benefited from their opponents receiving red cards. Marsch’s team was able to score one goal against Peru and secure a win after a 59th-minute suspension.

Against Chile, Canada settled for a draw, with the Chileans reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute. In both matches, the Canadians still made defensive mistakes due to a very high defensive line, but they also created great chances by attacking down the left wing.

In the quarterfinals, Canada faced Venezuela in one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament, as both teams created numerous chances. Marsch’s executed quick attacks with combinations on the left wing from Jacob Shaffelburg, Alphonso Davies, and Jonathan David

This trio caused the most problems for all previous opponents, including Argentina.

Jesse Marsch has quickly improved the attacking game of his new team with creative attacking maneuvers. However, the Canadian team still has significant problems in transitioning from offense to defense, as well as in keeping a high defensive line. 

The Venezuelans, like all previous opponents, could have scored many more goals against Canada.

The fantastic play of Maxime Crépeau in goal, including his heroics in the penalty shootout against Venezuela, largely ensured Canada’s success in the tournament.

Recent FormWDWLDL
Key Players to WatchMaxime Crépeau
Team StrengthsQuick well-organized attacks
Team WeaknessesPoor transition play from offense to defense
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Argentina vs Canada Head-to-Head Statistics

Argentina and Canada first met in a friendly match before the 2010 World Cup, where Argentina triumphed with a commanding 5-0 victory. A similar outcome could have occurred in their first match at Copa America 2024, but Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau made six saves and his timely clearances helped his team avoid conceding several more goals.

Argentina vs Canada Player Focus

Lionel Messi, at the age of 37, continues to be the talisman for the Argentine national team. It’s hard to envision Argentina’s success in the current Copa America without him. Although Messi has yet to score in this tournament, his organizational assists and effective dribbling still allow the Argentines to dominate their opponents. 

Meanwhile, Lautaro Martínez’s task is to score goals. After missing multiple opportunities in the last World Cup, Martínez has already scored four goals in this tournament. He found the net in the first match against Canada and will surely get more opportunities in the upcoming semifinals.

Canada relies on Jacob Shaffelburg, Alphonso Davies, and Jonathan David as their key attacking players. 

Their success largely hinges on their actions on the left wing, where they have consistently created danger for opponents. On defense, the Canadians rely on Maxime Crépeau, who will surely have a lot of work to do.

Argentina vs Canada Preview, Tactical Analysis

In the upcoming match, Canada’s 4-2-3-1 formation will be crucial in exploiting Argentina’s defensive weakness on the flanks. Nicolás Tagliafico and, especially, Nahuel Molina are considered average defenders, making them susceptible to overloads in these areas.

Meanwhile, Argentina’s right flank appears particularly vulnerable during defensive phases, as Rodrigo de Paul often fails to provide adequate support to Nahuel Molina, leaving opponents with dangerous opportunities through this zone.

Argentina is expected to utilize passes behind Canada’s high defensive line, similar to their approach in the first round. They also hold a significant advantage in the midfield, making it easier for them to penetrate the penalty area through the central zone.

Argentina vs Canada Prediction

  • Football Pick: Argentina to win
  • Odds: 1.33 (22Bet)
  • Score prediction: Argentina 3-0 Canada

Argentina is considered a strong favorite in the upcoming semifinal match against Canada despite their underwhelming performance against Ecuador. In their previous tournament match, Argentina had numerous chances to crush the opponent, and it appears that Canada is unlikely to avoid a similar fate this time.

The difference in skills between the two teams is significant, and Canada has yet to demonstrate how they will bridge this gap. Canada’s defensive strategy seems poorly organized, leading us to anticipate a decisive victory for Argentina.

Argentina vs Canada Prediction, Betting Tip

  • Football Pick: Total Over 2
  • Odds: 1.5 (22Bet)

Unless Canada suddenly shifts to a more defensive approach, our Copa America prediction suggests that we can expect plenty of scoring opportunities and possibly more than two goals in this matchup.

Disclaimer: The content provided on this page, including all Copa America 2024 predictions, odds, and related information, is for entertainment and informational purposes only. While we strive to ensure accuracy and timeliness, we do not guarantee the correctness or reliability of any predictions, data, or information presented here.

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