Spain goes head to head with Argentina in Round 3 of the Olympics men’s football tournament. Since the start of the competition, both teams have lost 1 and won 1 game. A victory for either side will put the winning team at the top of the Group C tournament table.
The Spain vs Argentina match starts at 11:00 a.m. GMT on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. The clash will commence at Saitama Stadium. Spain vs Argentina (July 28) match predictions and betting tips will follow next after we preview current betting odds, key match stats and lineups.
Spain vs Argentina latest odds on betting sites
International betting sites price Spain to win at 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional). Draw odds are 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Argentina to win is set at 4.50 (+350; 7/2). The approximate probabilities of these outcomes are: Spain — 50%, draw — 28%, Argentina — 22%.
Latest betting odds on Spain vs Argentina (28 July 2021):
- Over 2.5 Goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Under 2.5 Goals — 1.77 (-130; 10/13)
- Asian Handicap (+0.5) on Spain — 1.87 (-115; 20/23)
- Asian Handicap (-0.5) on Argentina — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) — 1.90 (-110; 10/11)
- Both Teams To Score (No) — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
Spain vs Argentina match preview and stats
Spain’s Olympic squad won its first game of the tournament in a dramatic 1-0 struggle against Australia U23. A late goal from Oyarzabal in the 81st minute gave them 3 points.
Dominating the midfield is not new to Spain. La Roja dominated the game with 73% ball possession, 87% pass success, 15 shots, 12 chances created and 2 yellow cards. Mikel Oyarzabal was man of the match with 8.70 ratings.
The Argentine Olympic squad got their first win from a 1-0 victory over Egypt U23. Facundo Medina opened the scoring in the 52nd minute
La Albicelestes had 54% possession, 79% pass success, 9 total shots and 4 chances created with 4 yellow cards. Facundo Medina was man of the match with 8.40 ratings. Medina completed 7 recoveries and 3 clearances.
Spain vs Argentina key players and lineups
Spain projected lineup:
- Unai Simon
- Pau Torres
- Eric Garcia
- Marc Cucurella
- Oscar Gil
- Carlos Soler
- Pedri Gonzalez
- Martin Zubimendi
- Marco Asensio
- Dani Olmo
- Mikel Oyarzabal
Key player to watch out for is Pedri Gonzalez. Pedri had 7.5 ratings in the last game with 82% pass success and 7 ball recoveries.
Argentina projected lineup:
- Jeremias Ledesma
- Facundo Medina
- Nehuen Perez
- Hernan De La Fuente
- Claudio Bravo
- Fausto Vera
- Martin Payero
- Alexis Mac Allister
- Ezequiel Barco
- Pedro De la Vega
- Adolfo Gaich
In the Argentine squad, Fausto Vera is one who can make a difference. In the 90 minutes played in the last fixture, Vera completed the most passes (69) with 90% pass accuracy.
Spain vs Argentina betting tips and prediction
Spain U23 will definitely dominate the game against Argentina. The problem for the team will be finding its scoring boots. In the last two games, La Roja had 71% and 73% possession while creating a total of 19 chances. Overall, the Spanish squad is stronger than Argentina's.
Betting prediction: Spain to win
Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.05 (+105; 21/20)