Argentina vs Venezuela World Cup Qualifying Match Preview

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Argentina have the opportunity of getting into one of the automatic qualification spots when they host Venezuela.In the 16th round on Wednesday, Argentina is hosting Venezuela for a rematch – maybe the easiest fixture for Argentina, but one that might mean a lot.

Argentina are currently 5th which is the possible qualification spot. They have 23 points to their name, same points as Chile in the 4th spot but behind on goal difference.

The Argentine tram haven’t lived up to expectations of the fans, though they are unbeaten in their last 3 games. However they have won just 3 out if their last 9 competitive outings, they have draw 3 and lost 3. They still have chance to get back in shape as a win will push them up to second spot depending on results elsewhere.

The visitors Venezuela are out of the contest, they have managed just 7 points so far in the competition. They are currently on a very poor run with just a win in the r last 12 outings, they have drawn 5 times and lost 6 times.

The visitors problems are not just from their poor defense but also they lack firing power. They have failed to score in 6 of their last 12 games, also they have only scored more than a goal in 2nd their last 12 games. This is more like a friendly to them as they have nothing to fight for, also little or nothing is expected from them.

Match Details :

Date: Wednesday, 6th September 2017
Time : 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET /5:00 IST (Next Day)
Venue: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.
TV Broadcast : Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming : www.Ronaldo7.net

Squad and Team News :

Argentina : Argentina is positioned in the dividing 5th place in the table. They have 23 points, just like the 4th ranked Chile, but their goal difference is 15 – 14, and it might cost them direct placement if they don’t improve it soon. Argentina is coming from a goal-less draw in the away leg against Uruguay. In total, they’ve had 6 wins, 5 draws, and 4 losses so far in the qualifications.

Venezuela : Venezuela and Bolivia are the only teams in the group without a chance of going through. With only 1 win (5 – 0 against Bolivia), 4 draws, and 10 losses, that is, with 7 points, they are positioned at the bottom of the table. They are coming from a goal-less draw too, against the second ranked Columbia at home.


Argentina have dominated their past meetings, with just a draw, a defeat and 6 wins.

The Argentine team are currently unbeaten in their last 3 meetings having won twice and drawn once.

Venezuela have failed to score in 4 of their 8 meetings against Argentina, and have scored a total of 5 goals and conceded 21 times.