Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Argentina v Costa Rica
KO 01:45, Tuesday, ESPN
(Max last 10 only)
29 Mar 2011 International friendly Costa Rica 0-0 Argentina
26 Jan 2010 International friendly Argentina 3-2 Costa Rica
15 Mar 1960 International friendly Costa Rica 0-2 Argentina
08 Mar 1960 International friendly Costa Rica 0-0 Argentina
06 Mar 1956 International friendly Argentina 4-3 Costa Rica
After a sluggish start, Argentina now need a win in their final Group A match to guarantee a place in the last eight of the Copa America. Two tame draws against Bolivia and Colombia were not what La Albiceleste fans were expecting coming into the tournament and performances must improve.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly Argentina remain the tournament favourites at around 2.6, while the Brazilians are trading at around 3.75 on the ‘Daq’.
Sergio Batista’s outfit have so far scored just one goal in the competition, but it is hard to see anything but a win for the side against a team ranked as low as 53rd in the world by FIFA.
Costa Rica will have been delighted with their two second half goals that secured victory over Bolivia, but they can expect a far sterner test against Argentina. Ricardo La Volpe’s side really struggled against Colombia and could not even muster a shot on target during the contest. Although La Albiceleste have struggled in their opening two outings, the side will be strongly supported by their vociferous home support.
Three points would secure a safe passage to the quarter-finals and with that in mind I anticipate a comfortable afternoon for the hosts. Backing the Argentines to be ahead at the break and the final whistle at around 1.62 on Betdaq looks the best option here.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Argentina HT/FT double result at 1.62: 6 points
Sunday’s Return: +4.02 points