Venezuela and Argentina open the double round of games this Friday, June 28, for the quarterfinals of the Copa America. The fight for survival will have as scenery the stadium of Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro. The kick-off was scheduled for 16h (Brasília time), although it is not a holiday in the state capital.It will be the first encounter between the teams since the Venezuelans scored 3 to 1 in a friendly held in March in Spain. The game in Madrid marked the return of Lionel Messi to the national team after nine months of refusal of calls with the elimination in the World Cup of Russia of 2018.From now on all meetings will be eliminatory. The rules of the continental competition establish that in case of equality in regulation time the definition will be made in a penalties decision in the quarterfinals. The extension will only be adopted from the semifinals. For bookmakers, the guesses in the clashes take into account the result of the regulation time.
In a process of renewal that began in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, when the early elimination allowed to accelerate also the beginning of the preparatory cycle for Qatar World Cup in 2022, Venezuela managed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Cup America 2019 as second place in Group A, who had Brazil as champion with seven points.He reached five points (one win and two draws) with a strong defensive system. In the debut, did not leave the 0 to 0 against the Peruvian selection, even having played since the 30 minutes of the final stage with one less athlete (Luis Mago was expelled). Before the Brazilian national team, the score was repeated being that the Venezuelans allowed only a kick in the right direction of the owners of the house showing the strength of its defensive blockade.The team only had its defense leaked when it needed to take a more offensive stance in the final round of the first phase. It defeated Bolivia by 3 to 1, in a confrontation that maintained control during most of the encounter.
The Argentines, on the other hand, showed very little collective strength throughout their participation in the first phase of the Copa América 2019. They were defeated by Colombia, 2-0, and then narrowly missed again. They were in the tie, by 1 to 1, with Paraguay, that wasted a collection of penalties.The classification was only achieved in the third round of the initial stage with a 2-0 victory against Qatar. Even so, in the second place of group B, with four points. However, against the Asian champions the Argentines at least managed to produce offensive moves. There were 17 chances of finishing. Eight of them went in the right direction.In previous confrontations, neither was this happening. In that way, coach Lionel Scaloni is expected to discontinue the pattern of modifying the team from one game to another and maintaining the lineup that defeated Qatar to face the Venezuelans.
Football Prediction of the Day Venezuela vs Argentina
The selection of Argentina has a great advantage in terms of technical quality compared to Venezuela. However, the Venezuelans have a tactically more evolved team and thus make the prognosis in their victory in Friday’s game for the quarterfinals of the Copa América is a good guessing option in pursuing higher profits.