|Kickoff: 07:00 PM (GMT +8)||Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002|
Spain v Argentina Olympics Prediction (Tokyo 2020) – Spain and Argentina are set to clash in Group C of the Olympics football competition in Tokyo. Both U23 sides have members who recently saw action in both the recent European Championship and Copa America, so we can expect top-quality plays. So who of these two football powerhouses will prevail? Have a quick look and read on for our winning tips below.
Spain v Argentina Olympics Prediction - Form
Spain settled with a scoreless draw with Egypt in their first Olympic match, but were able to pick up a win against Australia. Argentina, on the other hand, dropped their opening game Let’s take an in-depth look into both teams.
Spain v Argentina Olympics Prediction - Preview
Spain are at the top of the Group D table after two matches, with 4 points and a goal difference of 2. They are currently on top of Group C with 4 points, having one win and one draw. They recently beat Australia 1-0, despite the Olyroos’ defence. Mikel Oryazabal, who saw action for La Roja in EURO 2020, scored the late goal in the 81st minute. Oryazabal was a constant threat to the Aussie’s defensive wall, and nearly broke through with an effort in the 21st minute. Coach Luis de la Fuente was in awe of the Olyroos, seeing in them a complicated rival. Spain are also trying to recover with Dani Ceballos and Oscar Mingueza suffering costly injuries in the Egypt opener, but they are still determined in their quest to top the competition and bring home the gold.
- Spain won its first and only gold medal in men’s football in 1992, when Barcelona hosted the games.
- Their last medal finish was a silver in Sydney 2000, with Cameroon taking the gold.
Argentina are also a team to look out for since they have players who figured in the country’s Copa America 2021 campaign. They are trying to win their first Olympic gold since 2008, wherein a young Lionel Messi led the team. This young crop of talents earlier incurred a setback with a loss against Australia, but bounced back by dominating Egypt, 1-0. The Egyptians almost took the lead in the first half, were it not for a close range save from keeper Jeremias Ledesma. Thankfully, defender Facundo Martinez netted in a low shot in the 52nd minute for the game’s lone goal. With their first two matches now part of Olympic history, coach Fernando Batista and his young wards face their toughest challenge yet with a formidable Spain side in their upcoming fixture.
- Argentina have won the men’s football Olympic gold medal twice, in 2004 and 2008.
- They are only one of two sides to win the gold in back-to-back Olympics, with Hungary being the other (1964, 1968).
Spain - Injuries, Bans, Suspensions
|Dani Ceballos||Ankle injury||Doubtful|
|Oscar Mingueza||Thigh injury||Doubtful|
Argentina - Injuries, Bans, Suspensions
No players are currently reported injured or suspended.
Spain v Argentina Olympics Prediction - Final Thoughts
Spain are easily the favourites of the match, despite a slow start against Egypt and crucial injuries. Their wealth of talent, led by EURO 2020 Young Player of the Tournament Pedri Gonzalez Lopez will be the big difference against Argentina, who themselves were not able to make a firm stand against Australia in their opener. We see both sides scoring goals, but the Spanish U23 will edge the South Americans by one goal. Let’s take a look at the prediction.
Spain v Argentina Olympics Prediction
|Over: 2.5 Goals||Odds: 1.92|
Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing
For this Tokyo 2020 Group Stage Match Spain v Argentina Olympic Prediction to win, Spain need to win the match with a one-goal lead. If they draw the match, the bettor would lose all of the stakes. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be above 2.5 goals.
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