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Argentina vs Canada Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | Copa America 2024

Published at :June 19, 2024 at 6:08 PM
Modified at :June 19, 2024 at 6:12 PM
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Rahul Patra


La Albiceleste begin their title defence with Copa America tournament opener against debutants.

Defending champions and the most successful nation in Copa America, Argentina will kick off the 48th edition of America’s premier international football tournament when they face Canada. Riding high on recent triumphs, with Lionel Scaloni’s tactical acumen and Lionel Messi’s leadership, La Albiceleste will look to continue their champions run.

Canada on the other hand, riding on young captain Alphonso Davies’ back will look to shock the world champions as they set foot for the first time on the main stage of Copa America. Newly appointed Jesse Marsch has a golden chance in front of him to shock the formidable opponents and prove his genius.

Debutants Canada will face their toughest challenge in the past few years when they face an in-form world champions Argentina but knowing how they recently forced mighty France for a draw, slim chances of a shock for Argentina are not negligible.

Kick-Off:

Friday, 21 June at 5:30 AM IST

Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Form:

Argentina (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-W

Canada (in all competitions): W-L-W-L-D

Players to Watch:

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Lionel Messi continues to be in hot form while serving his nation. He has been the biggest impact player for Argentina in over a decade. His magical skills and unbelievable stats are always the biggest threats for opponents.

The legend continues to score goals and create chances for his team from the right wing. His fans from all over the world will expect him to score not just one but many goals in this campaign opener.

The veteran left Europe last year to join MLS side Inter Miami. He hails an exciting stat of 12 goals and nine assists in just 12 MLS games for his new club this season.

Alphonso Davies (Canada)

The 2001-born highly talented player will shoulder huge responsibilities when his nation faces the world champions in the debut game itself. The pacy left-back needs to be at his best to stop the lethal attack line of Argentina consisting of legends like Messi and Angel Di Maria along with young beasts like Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez and Alejandro Garnacho.

Davies hails the ability to move front and cater the forward line with perfect passes along with shouldering his defensive duties. Since his debut in 2017, Davies has played in 47 games for Canada, scoring 15 goals and providing 18 assists, which for a defender looks unreal.

Match Facts

  • This is set to be Canada’s first Copa America game in their history.
  • Argentina last lost a match on 17 November 2023.
  • To date, Argentina have played only one match against Canada, which they won.

Argentina vs Canada: Betting Tips and Odds

  • Tip 1: Argentina to win this match – 2/7 with Skybet
  • Tip 2: Over 2.5 goals in this match – 14/19 with VBet
  • Tip 3: Lionel Messi to score a goal anytime – 17/20 with Unibet

Also read: Canada at Copa America 2024: Full squad, preview, match schedule, venue, telecast info

Injury and Team News

Both sides have a fully fit squad. So, both Lionel Scaloni and Jesse Marsch would enjoy a full roster of players to choose from. Canada would look to field their best possible squad while high-flying Argentina would like to try their youngsters as the game progresses in this opening Copa America 2024 clash.

Head-to Head

Total Matches: 1

Argentina win: 1

Canada win: 0

Draws: 0

Also read: Copa America 2024: Full fixtures, schedule, timing, telecast & live streaming details

Predicted Lineups

Argentina Predicted Lineup (4-3-3):

Emi Martinez (GK); Molina, Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Acuna; Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul, Mac Allister; Messi, Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez

Canada Predicted Lineup (4-4-2):

Crepeau (GK); Johnston, Bombito, Cornelius, Davies; Buchanan, Kone, Stephen, Millar; David, Larin

Match Prediction

Riding on their red-hot form, Argentina are expected to dominate this game against the debutants Canada.

Prediction: Argentina 4-0 Canada

Telecast Details

UK: Premier Sports

USA: FOX Sports, TUDN

Australia: Optus Sports

India: TBD

Nigeria: Sportitalia

Canada: TSN, RDS

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