Somewhat surprisingly, pre-tournament favourites Argentina have struggled so far in the Copa America, drawing both of their matches, against Bolivia and Colombia and although that has had little impact on the outright odds – they still head the betting at 5/4 with Betfred – Sergio Batista’s troops need a victory in their final Group A fixture, to guarantee qualification for the quarter final.
The competition’s hosts face a youthful Costa Rica, who lie second in the table after a surprising win against Bolivia last time out but Argentina should overhaul the Ticos by beating them in Cordoba, a result rated by bet365 at just 2/9.
Boylesports chalk 16/1 against a Costa Rica triumph but in a tournament that hasn’t been the highest scoring, they could find a goal hard to come by against Batista’s men, who are 8/11 with William Hill to win ‘to nil’.
However, if a clean sheet is indeed likely for the hosts, then shrewd punters would be better served risking their cash on a match tally of fewer than 2.5 goals given that it is available at a more hefty even money with .
Under 2.5 goals – evens ()