Argentina hopes to recover from a draw against Chile when they visit Colombia in the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The hosts are flying high after a stunning 3-0 win over Peru that boosted their qualifying campaign, without James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao. Argentina comes in in second place with a 3-2-0 record, while Colombia is in sixth place with a 2-1-2 mark.
Here’s how to watch the match and what you need to know:
- Date: Tuesday 8 June
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Place: Estadio Metropolitano — Barranquila, Colombia
- Live Stream: fuboTV (Check it now)
- Opportunities: Colombia +180; pull +190; Argentina +163 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Colombia: They may not have big names, but this team is more than capable with guys like Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel in the attacking third. But where this match will be won is defensively in midfield. Expect Matias Uribe or Wilmar Barriors to be disruptive, often fouling and trying to slow down an Argentine attack that isn’t very good at playing patiently in the attacking third.
Argentina: It should be cleaner in the attacking third. The team remains Lionel Messi and everyone else. Someone has to come in and be the key piece linked to Messi, and it just might be Nicolas Gonzalez from Stuttgart, who has done well with him in the past. Look for Gonzalez who may be sliding to the XI instead of a guy like Lucas Ocampos, who didn’t show up last time.
Messi gets his team on the board with a strike in the first half Choose: Colombia 1, Argentina 1