Argentina vs Colombia: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Copa America 2019 Argentina vs Colombia
Argentina vs Colombia Copa America 2019

 Sunday, June 16th, 2019 @8:00 am
Fonte Nova Arena
Group B

Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina look to get their Copa America campaign off to a flier as they aim to rid themselves of their tournament bridesmaid tag.



1993 was the last time Argentina claimed the Copa America for themselves and the nation are restless for more silverware.

Lionel Messi and Co have finished runners-up in each of the last two tournaments and after a disappointing World Cup last summer, the pressure is on the two-time world champions and 14-time Copa America champions to bring home the top prize.

Their opponents Colombia have enjoyed more recent in the Copa America having claimed the major honours for themselves in 2001 however time is running out for Colombia’s golden age of players such as Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado, and Cristián Zapata.

Heading in to this opening game of the tournament for the two it is Argentina who have plenty of reason to be optimistic having won three of the last four meetings between the two.

That is why Lionelo Scalnoi’s men head into the game as slight favourites with popular sportsbooks to claim the win.

However, the last time the pair met a draw was played out and the last time the two met in this competition, penalties was needed to separate the two and as three 0-0s has been the result in their last five games we are predicting a tetchy start to the campaign for both in another stale 0-0.

Betting Tips

Only four goals have been scored in the last five games between the two making this bet too good to ignore with online betting sites.


Three 0-0’s between the two in their last five games is too hard to ignore as Group B’s power sides go toe to toe with both likely to be relatively happy with the stalemate.





Head to Head

Understandably the pair have a rich history of competition with the history books making good reading for fans of Argentina.

Colombia have not beaten their rivals since 2007, eight games have passed since and when the two sides last met in an international friendly in September, a tepid 0-0 was played out.

The last time the Argentina met Colombia in the Copa America was in the last eight of the tournament in 2015.

Unable to be separated after 120 minutes, the game went to penalties with Argentina squeezing through 5-4 before going on to lose to Chile ironically on penalties in the final.

Overall, Argentina have claimed 23 wins, Colombia eight and total of 7 draws across all competitions.


  • Colombia have not beaten Argentina in the Copa America since 1999.
  • Argentina have not won the Copa America since 1993.
  • Colombia’s last Copa America success came on home soil in 2001.
  • The two nations may be meeting in competitive action but in 2020 Argentina and Colombia will joint-host the tournament.
  • Argentina scraped through 5-4 on penalties when the pair last met in the Copa America during the quarter-finals in 2015.

Callum Brady is an avid football fan and overly optimistic Leeds supporter #MOT! When he is not spotted visiting Elland Road, Callum spends his time following European Football, Rugby, and has recently taken interest in the NFL. A travel enthusiast, Callum is always looking for recommendations on where to travel based on football pitches to visit.

All Predictions by Callum Brady