Argentina and Colombia will clash for points on Wednesday night as they look to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In the South American group of qualifiers, there has not been a great deal of scoring in recent times. Do we expect an exception in this game? Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet app review.
The Bianconeros sit fifth in the FIFA rankings. In South America, the team are second only to arch-rivals Brazil. In qualifying, the Argentines also beat all but the Pentacampiones. Lionel Scaloni’s side are second, with 32 points after 14 games. The gap to leader Brazil is four points. The Albiceleste will no longer be able to leave the top four guaranteed participants in the World Cup. The two-time World Cup champions have already secured a place in Qatar.
Argentina have been in fine form in recent rounds, with four wins and one draw. On Friday night, Scaloni’s men beat the Chileans 2-1 on home soil. The home team scored an average of 1.4 goals and conceded 0.2 goals.
Colombia are 16th in the world rankings. On the continent, the Coffeemakers are second only to Brazil and Argentina. Reynaldo Rueda’s side are a little worse off in qualifying, finishing fifth with 17 points. Of course, it is possible to travel to Qatar from fifth place. But, firstly, that journey will lie through the tiebreaks. Second, the Coffeemakers are trailing at the bottom of the table with Peru, who are to play on Saturday night.
Leaving aside the meeting with the Incas, Colombia’s progress is not the best. Their unbeaten streak is now five games – four draws and one defeat. In these matches, the visitors failed to score, but the Colombians conceded just one goal.
Argentina have been more successful in official matches. In five games, Argentina have won three, while Colombia have conceded just one. The teams scored an average of 2 goals per game. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw.
Forecast for Argentina-Colombia match
The Argentines are the favourites of the match, but some problems with motivation do not allow to speak with confidence about the victory of the hosts. The total option seems to be more promising in this case. Colombia score extremely poorly and concede little. The Albiceleste’s efficiency is higher, but we can hardly speak about an abundance of goals. Our prediction is a total of less than 2.5.