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Argentina vs Canada predictions, tips and odds: Can La Albiceleste defend Copa America?

Argentina vs Canada predictions, tips and odds: Can La Albiceleste defend Copa America?

Argentina continue the defence of their Copa America title when they take on Canada in the semi-finals on Wednesday at 1am (UK time).

Argentina vs Canada predictions

Argentina vs Canada: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 11/20 with BetMGM
Correct Score Argentina 2-0 Canada 5/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Lautaro Martinez 4/1 with Bet365

The stats behind our Argentina vs Ecuador predictions:

  • Argentina have conceded just one goal at Copa America so far.
  • Canada, meanwhile, have failed to score in two of their four games.
  • Argentina won this fixture 2-0 during the group stage.
  • Lautaro Martinez has scored in every game at the tournament and has opened the scoring in Argentina’s last three matches.

The defence continues

Three years ago, Argentina ended their long wait for a Copa America trophy, concluding 28 years of hurt. But these were an extraordinary 28 years. Before lifting the trophy in 2021, Argentina had been beaten finalists four times between 2004 and 2016, with one quarter-final exit in between. In 2019 they finished third, before finally ending their wait.

The format was slightly different at the 2021 Copa America, but Argentina went unbeaten in their group winning four and drawing one. This time around, Argentina have been perfect so far. La Albiceleste beat Canada, Chile and Peru in the group stages, scoring five goals without conceding. Then, they held their nerve from the penalty spot after a 1-1 draw against Ecuador, booking their place in the semi-finals.

That doesn’t make for good reading for Canada. There will be plenty of celebration among the Canucks for even making it to this stage, and it’s a sure sign of their rapid development as a footballing national. Jesse Marsch’s side recovered well from their opening 2-0 defeat to Argentina, grinding out four points against Peru (1-0) and Chile (0-0) without conceding a goal, before beating Venezuela on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

All of that said, Argentina are heavy favourites here and with Brazil knocked out by Uruguay on the other side of the draw, it’s going to take something special for anyone to stop them from retaining their crown now.

Argentina vs Canada match tip

Lautaro Martinez anytime goalscorer @ 8/5 with Bet365

Lautaro Martinez has been in stunning form this summer, scoring once in each of his four games at Copa America so far to sit top of the Golden Boot race, one ahead of Venezuela’s Salomon Rondon, who is now out of the tournament. The Inter striker has opened the scoring in his last three matches, while he finished the job in Argentina’s opener against Canada, scoring a late goal to make it 2-0 to the holders in Atlanta. It feels almost inevitable that he’ll have a defining say here.

Argentina vs Canada odds

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Argentina are unsurprisingly odds-on favourites for this game having cruised through the group stage and made it through the quarter-finals. Their 2-0 win over Canada in the opening match of the tournament will only serve to boost their odds. La Albiceleste are also favourites to win Copa America this year, so will be expected to at least go all the way to the final.

Argentina vs Canada team news

Argentina and Canada managed to make it through the quarter-finals without injury or suspension, and the defending champions will have been happy to see Lionel Messi back in action for that match — even if he did miss in the shootout against Ecuador.

Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David will be vital to Canada’s chances, but they’ve managed just a single goal between them at the tournament so far, scored by the latter in the group stage win over Peru.

How to watch Argentina vs Canada Live

Argentina take on Ecuador in the quarter-finals of 2024 Copa America on Wednesday 10th July at 1am (UK time). The game will be shown live on Premier Sports 1.

Argentina vs Canada head-to-head

  • 20/06/24 – Argentina 2-0 Canada – Copa America
  • 24/05/10 – Argentina 5-0 Canada – Friendly

The 2-0 win for Argentina earlier in the tournament was only the second-ever meeting between these two nations and the first competitive one. Argentina hold a 7-0 aggregate lead across the head-to-head to date.