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Ecuador vs Argentina: Pre-match analysis and betting tips

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Our betting experts preview the World Cup match between Ecuador and Argentina and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Important points are at stake when Ecuador take on Argentina on Wednesday for a South American World Cup qualifier. The way we look at it, both sides will aim to do their best to prove to their fans that they are the better team on the pitch. We are bound to see an exciting clash.

Position in the World Cup table: Ecuador vs Argentina

Looking at the World Cup standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 13 points. Ecuador cannot squeeze past Argentina in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Argentina, ranked 2nd on 38 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents.

Current form and previous World Cup encounters between Ecuador and Argentina

Ecuador hoping to bounce back

The mood around Ecuador is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for the hosts at the moment with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They first drew 1-1 against Brazil, followed by another draw. This time 1-1 against Peru, before going down in a 3-1 defeat against Paraguay.

Argentina keep target in sight

Argentina are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches on the bounce. Chile got left behind in a 1-2 win, before Colombia got hammered in a 1-0 victory. Venezuela was the most recent victim in a 3-0 win for Lionel Scaloni’s men.

Fixture history: Ecuador vs Argentina

Betting on Argentina winning to nil in their latest meetings with Ecuador would have been a sound choice. They ended up winning 3-0 in July 2021 and 1-0 in October 2020 respectively. Perhaps something worth considering before settling on your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Highlights from the last game between Ecuador and Argentina:

Betting stats and facts for Ecuador and Argentina

Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that Ecuador and Argentina played across all tournaments.

  • In the last 4 matches in a row Ecuador played, both teams scored
  • Ecuador have scored in 9 of the last 10 matches
  • Ecuador have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Ecuador have not won the last 4 matches in a row
  • Ecuador have conceded in the last 4 matches in a row
  • Argentina have not lost the last 29 matches in a row
  • Argentina have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
  • Argentina have won 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Argentina have not conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 Ecuador matches versus Argentina the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Ecuador have scored in the last 4 home matches in a row versus Argentina
  • Ecuador have not won 4 of the last 5 matches versus Argentina
  • Ecuador have conceded in 4 of the last 5 matches versus Argentina

Players to zoom in on in Ecuador vs Argentina

In spite of scoring only one goal recently, Michael Estrada is one of the players from Ecuador that is expected to hit the net again quite soon. Similarly, Argentina have Lautaro Martinez on top of the list with 4 goals to his account at this point, but equally more goals are expected from him.

Best tips for the match: Ecuador vs Argentina

In conclusion, we present betting tips for this game between Ecuador and Argentina, which are based on the above-mentioned stats and facts. Besides the main prediction for this match, we have some low and high-risk alternatives as well.