The Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers resume today, June 8, 2021 with Matchday 8. Colombia and Argentina face each other in Barranquilla in a thrilling match for the South American competition. The home side wants to extend its winning streak, while the visitors, with Lionel Messi as their leader, will try to get the three points to stay close to Brazil in the standings. Find out here everything you need to know about the fixture such as predictions, information, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Los Cafeteros came from an important 3-0 victory over Peru, while Argentina lost two points after their tie 1-1 with Chile at home. La Albiceleste remains unbeaten in the tournament and Reinaldo Rueda’s team will try to end that run.
With the Copa America on the horizon, these two teams not only want to keep adding points for the road to Qatar 2022 but also see how their level is before the tournament. Right now, Colombia is out of the qualifying positions, will they climb some places in the standings?
Colombia: They may be without some big names, but this team is more than capable with guys like Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel in the attacking third. But where this game will be won is defensively in the midfield. Expect Matias Uribe or Wilmar Barriors to be disruptive, foul often and look to slow down an Argentine attack that isn’t very good at patiently playing in the attacking third.
Argentina: It’s got to be cleaner in the attacking third. The team continues to remain Lionel Messi and everybody else. Somebody has to come in and be the key piece that connects with Messi, and it might just be Stuttgart’s Nicolas Gonzalez, who has performed well with him in the past. Look for Gonzalez to potentially slide into the XI in place of a guy like Lucas Ocampos, who failed to show up last time.
Colombia vs Argentina: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Place: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla.