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Argentina vs Ecuador Predictions, Tips and Odds: Copa America defence continues

Argentina vs Ecuador Predictions, Tips and Odds: Copa America defence continues

Argentina continue the defence of their Copa America title when they take on Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Friday at 2am (UK time).

Argentina vs Ecuador predictions

Argentina vs Ecuador: Predictions

Bet Prediction Coral odds
BTTS? No 4/9
Correct Score Argentina 2-0 Ecuador 9/2
First Goalscorer Lautaro Martinez 7/2

The stats behind our Argentina vs Ecuador predictions:

  • Argentina are yet to concede at 2024 Copa America.
  • Argentina have won six of their past seven games against Ecuador.
  • Lautaro Martinez has opened the scoring in two of Argentina three games at 2024 Copa America.

The defence to continue

Three years ago Argentina ended their long wait for a Copa America trophy, ending 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 beaten 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.

That doesn’t make for good reading for Ecuador. There will be some celebration in Ecuador having actually won a game at Copa America. Despite making the quarter-finals in 2021, Ecuador drew three and lost two of their five matches. They also lost two and drew one in 2019.

Ecuador started 2024 Copa America with another defeat, this time to Venezuela despite having taken the lead. But in their next game they finally ended a nine-game wait for a win in the competition. A goalless draw in their next game against Mexico was enough for Ecuador to finish above their opponents and secure second place on goal difference.

Argentina vs Ecuador match tip

Lautaro Martinez @ 7/5 by Coral

South America is full of attacking talent, but there’s one goalscorer standing high above the rest at Copa America. Lautaro Martinez has scored four goals at the tournament so far, two more than any other player. What’s more, he’s scored in all three matches for Argentina, bagging a brace in Argentina 2-0 win over Peru at the end of the group stage.

Argentina vs Ecuador odds


*Odds correct as of 12:30 on July 2. 18+ only. GambleAware

Argentina are unsurprisingly odds-on favourites for this game having cruised through the group stage. 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 Ecuador team news

Both Argentina and Ecuador got through their final group matches without injury or suspension. Lionel Scaloni will be back on the sidelines for Argentina after he has handed a one-match ban for taking too long with his half-time team talk in their win over Canada.

How to watch Argentina vs Ecuador Live

Argentina take on Ecuador in the quarter-finals of 2024 Copa America on Friday 5th July at 2am UK time. The game will be shown live on Premier Sports 1.

Argentina vs Ecuador head-to-head

  • 9 June 2024 – Argentina 1-0 Ecuador – Friendly
  • 7 September 2023 – Argentina 1-0 Ecuador – World Cup qualifying
  • 29 March 2022 – Ecuador 1-1 Argentina – World Cup qualifying
  • 3 July 2021 – Argentina 3-0 Ecuador – Copa America
  • 8 October 2020 – Argentina 1-0 Ecuador – World Cup qualifying

Since losing 2-0 in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Argentina are unbeaten in their past seven games against Ecuador. The world champions have won six of those matches, including a 1-0 friendly shortly before the 2024 Copa America.