Egypt U23 plays Argentina U23 in the Round 2 of the men’s football Olympics group stage. Egypt drew their first game against the top favourite of the tournament, Spain. The match ended in a goalless draw. Argentina came short in their first game: lost 0-2 to Australia.
Both teams will go head to head on Sunday, July 25. The game will be played at Sapporo Dome and commence at 7.30 AM (GMT). Match predictions and betting tips for Egypt vs Argentina (July 25) are coming next, but first, let's check the latest odds and key statistics.
Egypt vs Argentina latest odds on betting sites
Egypt’s odds to win this match are 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional) against Argentina that is priced with odds of 1.80 (-125; 4/5). The draw is at 3.90 (+290; 29/10). The chances of these outcomes are: Egypt — 20%, draw — 25%, Argentina — 55%
Latest betting odds on Egypt vs Argentina (25 July 2021):
- Over 2.5 Goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Under 2.5 Goals — 1.75 (-133; 7/4)
- Asian Handicap (+0.5, +1) on Egypt — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Asian Handicap (-0.5, -1) on Argentina — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
- Both Teams To Score (No) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
Egypt vs Argentina match preview and stats
Egypt was held to a goalless draw by Spain. La Roja was the favourite to win the match but the Pharaohs were able to get 1 point. Shawky Gharib’s side had 29% possession in the match. They managed to create 3 chances and got 1 shot on target from 3 total shots. The Pharaohs conceded 4 yellow cards in the game while Spain had zero. They are second in the table with 1 point. A win against Argentina will make them first.
Argentina lost 0-2 in their Round 1 match against Australia. They had the most total shots (15) in the game and created 10 chances. The loss might have a blistering effect on their standing in the group table. Every other team has 1 point minimum while Argentina has zero with a -2 goal difference. Argentina needs to win this game to revive its medal dream.
Egypt vs Argentina key players and lineups
Egypt projected lineup:
- Mohamed El Shenawy
- Karim El Eraki
- Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh
- Ahmed Hegazy
- Osama Galal
- Ahmed Abou El Fotouh
- Eman Ashour
- Akram Tawfik
- Ibrahim Adel
- Taher Mohamed
- Ramadan Sobhi
Key player for Egypt is Akram Tawfik who had the most tackles (3), won 6 duels and has 9 ball recoveries in their previous match against Spain.
Argentina projected lineup:
- Jeremias Ledesma
- Facundo Medina
- Nehuen Perez
- Hernan De La Fuente
- Francisco Ortega
- Fausto Vera
- Santiago Colombatto
- Alexis Mac Allister
- Ezequiel Barca
- Ezequiel Ponce
- Adolfo Gaich
In the Argentine squad, Ezequiel Barco is a player to watch out for. From the 82 minutes of the game against Australia, he had 2 shots, created 2 chances and won 11 duels, along with 9 ball recoveries and 3 dribbles out of 4 attempted.
Egypt vs Argentina betting tips and prediction
When you compare key statistics of both teams in the Round 1, Argentina has an edge over Egypt. Albicelestes have a stronger squad. Although both sides haven’t started the tournament with great performances, the odds are pointing towards Argentina winning the match.
Argentina had 50% ball possession, 10 chances created and 15 shots in their last game which is a good offensive stat. There is a logic to a bet on them plus 3 or more goals scored total.
Bet: Argentina to win and Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.87 (+187 American, 15/8 Fractional)