Author: Glen Maxwell
Published: 11:39 25/06/2015
The upcoming 2015 Copa America quarter-final sees Argentina face off against Columbia on Saturday 27th June, so find out how the football betting offers at William Hill can benefit your Argentina v Columbia bets.
This last-eight meeting is certainly a clash of the titans - as both countries sit in the top five of FIFA’s world rankings, with Argentina in third and Columbia just one place behind them. On paper, they are the two best sides in South America, so a classic could be on the cards in this one.
While Argentina topped Group B, they were far from as dominant in their group as many pre-tournament predictions expected.
Throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw against Paraguay in their opening game, Argentina recovered to record 1-0 wins over defending champions Uruguay and Jamaica in their other two group games, to book their place in the quarter-finals as group champions.
Columbia have also had a stuttering 2015 Copa America campaign so far, only reaching the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed teams in the competition.
Saving their blushes from a loss to Venezuela with a 1-0 win against Brazil in their second game, Columbia could only manage a goalless draw against Peru. This left their qualification hopes hinged on Brazil’s result against Venezuela - allowing them safe passage into quarter-finals after Brazil triumphed 2-1.
With both sides needing to improve to progress to the final four and keep their 2015 Copa America dreams alive, this quarter-final clash could go down to the wire and both Argentina and Columbia will fancy their chances of winning.
Saturday's match will be shown live on Premier Sports at 00:30 and is sure to be eagerly watched by both casual and professional gamblers, who will all be looking to make a profit on what should be an exciting encounter. One way in which you can increase your chances of winning long term is to take advantage of William Hill’s free bet offers, to add a level of protection to your Argentina v Columbia bets.
Bore Draw Insurance
Argentina have managed to find the net in every one of their 2015 Copa America games so far, while Columbia’s goal in their 1-0 win over Brazil is their solitary strike during the tournament.
Should both sides struggle to score in this one and a bore-draw ensures for a second successive match for Columbia, William Hill have you covered.
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Goalscorer Second Chance
Argentina’s main dangerman Lionel Messi is sure to be a popular First Goalscorer choice in this one, especially as the Barcelona striker looks to claim the four goals he needs to reach 50 International goals and edge closer to Gabriel Batistuta’s record of 56.
Should their pocket dynamo not be able to add to his 46 International goals in this game, the Argentine supporters will surely look to capable deputies Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria to step up and produce the goals they need to see off the Columbians.
Meanwhile, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao will be the obvious candidates in the First Goalscorer market for Columbia - as the pair look to open their 2015 Copa America accounts and add to their 12 and 25 International goals respectively.
However, should both of their star turns prove to be a dud in Chile, Columbia will be confident that plenty of others can produce in their place, with Jackson Martinez, Juan Cuadrado and Teofilo Gutierrez confident of converting on the International stage. Defender Jeison Murillo is the only Colombian to score during the 2015 Copa America, so may also pop up once again to double his tally against Argentina.
Whoever you decide to plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund. Should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game, you would receive a free bet refund of up to £50 thanks to WIlliam Hill’s Goalscorer Second Chance.
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