class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Copa America champions have made a strong start to World Cup qualifying and should record their fourth win of the campaign in San Cristobal
Argentina travel to Venezuela on Thursday as Lionel Scaloni’s side look to continue their impressive form in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying tournament.
The Copa America champions currently sit second in the table having recorded three wins and three draws from their opening six matches and face a Venezuela team who are second bottom with four points from a possible 18.
Venezuela vs Argentina latest odds
Despite their inferior pedigree, La Vinotinto have caused Argentina problems in recent meetings.
The Albiceleste won their most recent game 2-0 at this summer’s Copa America but, in 2019, Venezuela beat Argentina 3-1 in a friendly and in the previous World Cup qualifying tournament the sides played out two draws.
Another stalemate is offered at 3/1 (4.00) with bet365, a home win for Venezuela at 11/2 (6.50) and the visitors Argentina at 9/20 (1.45).
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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The game is being shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the United Kingdom (UK). The Premier Player will be streaming the game live online.
Venezuela vs Argentina team news
Lionel Messi has been named in the squad, although having played just 24 minutes so far this season for new club PSG, whether he features or not in Venezuela remains to be seen.
Paulo Dybala has been recalled to the squad for the first time in two years, while his Serie A colleague Lautaro Martinez is also included.
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The hosts are without centre-back Yordan Osorio with the Parma defender pulling out of the squad with an ankle injury.
Venezuela vs Argentina preview
Argentina have been in strong scoring form on the road in World Cup qualifying with Scaloni’s side having scored twice in all three of their away games.
They will be confident of scoring once again against one of the most defensively vulnerable teams in the continent.
Venezuela have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 matches in all competitions and they remain one of the weakest CONMEBOL sides, having won just four of their last 29 World Cup qualifiers.
While La Vinotinto have made life tough for Argentina in the past, the continental champions are on a 20-match unbeaten run and should be able to see off their inferior opponents.
Venezuela vs Argentina tips & predictions
Argentina to win and score over 1.5 goals looks to be an appealing angle for this game and is priced healthily at 10/11 (1.91).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.