Argentina take on South Africa in round two of the World Cup group stage. The upcoming game will take place at Dunedin Stadium on Friday.
Argentina sit as number four with zero points following their opening Group G match, with South Africa having zero points as number three.
Heading into their next World Cup match Argentina will be disappointed not to come out the other end with a win. They should have enough quality to see off South Africa as they look for plain sailing in the group. South Africa came up short in a tight 2-1 defeat against Sweden in the World Cup opener, forcing them to come up with something in their upcoming match. A draw is the bare minimum for them in this second-round match.
Form: Argentina vs South Africa
Argentina have seen two wins in their last three matches. They first took down Venezuela in a 3-0 win, before beating Peru 4-0. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Italy. Argentina achieved success in five of their last 10 internationals in all competitions, while one ended in a draw and four in defeat.
South Africa Form
It’s been an up-and-down road for South Africa based on their last three matches. It started with a crushing 0-5 defeat to Botswana, before they bounced back with a 0-2 win over Costa Rica. Their most recent game ended in a 2-1 loss against Sweden. South Africa claimed three wins in their last 10 internationals across all tournaments, while also drawing twice along the way. They endured defeat in five of the games in this run.
Argentina vs South Africa Stats
- Argentina have won 5 of the last 6 matches without conceding a goal
- Argentina have not lost the last 6 matches in a row
- Argentina have won 5 of the last 6 matches
- Argentina have scored in the last 6 matches in a row
- In 4 of the last 5 Argentina matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 South Africa matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- South Africa have conceded in 17 of the last 19 matches
- South Africa have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
- South Africa have scored in 6 of the last 7 matches
- South Africa have lost 3 of the last 4 matches and the sum of goals was over 2.5
World Cup standings overview: Argentina vs South Africa
Argentina vs South Africa H2H
As the World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Argentina and South Africa in this tournament. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
WIN – DRAW – WIN
OVER – UNDER
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in four of Argentina’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.8 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last nine outings for South Africa.
BTTS & FIRST TO SCORE
Amazingly, Argentina scored the first goal of the match in just one out of the last seven games at home. Interestingly, South Africa scored the opening goal of the match in their last two matches, can they make it three in a row? South Africa also managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.