On Tuesday, two countries with sights set on the Copa America this summer—Costa Rica and Argentina—will clash in Los Angeles.

While American fans will miss seeing Lionel Messi in action, Argentina’s star-studded team will be hoping to keep their winning streak going.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Both teams to score – NO: 🥅1.17 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score – NO : 🥅1.45 at 1xbet
Halftime/Full time – Argentina/ Argentina: ✅1.56 at Sportybet

Argentina and Costa Rica: Previous Games 

With victories in the 2022 World Cup and the 2021 Copa America, Argentina has been riding high on a recent wave of success. The 2024 Copa America is quickly approaching, and Albiceleste manager Lionel Scaloni will be using the next friendlies to hone his team’s strategy in preparation for championship defense.

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Costa Rica, however, hasn’t exactly been rock solid as of late, losing 6-1 to Panama in November’s Nations League quarterfinal. The Costa Rican national team, coached by Gustavo Alfaro, will be eager to prepare for the World Cup qualifying matches. Their most recent game ended in a 3-1 victory against Honduras.

Probable Argentina Lineup

E Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Alvarez, L Martinez, Gonzalez

Probable Costa Rica Lineup

Navas; Taylor, Cascante, Arboine, Calvo, Mora; Madrigal, Galo, Brenes, Campbell; Ugalde

Betting tips: Argentina x Costa Rica

Check out our predictions of the day for Argentina vs. Costa Rica

Prediction 1: Argentina x Costa Rica / Argentina to win

In the midst of a lengthy purple period, Argentina has been cruising to victories. They have gone 11 games undefeated in a row, winning 10 of them. A victory against Honduras gives Costa Rica a chance to look respectable. On the other hand, Argentina will have a more difficult task and will probably have trouble scoring to begin with.

Prediction 2: Argentina x Costa Rica / Both teams to score – NO

After cruising over El Salvador last week, Argentina should cruise to victory now and record their eleventh clean sheet in twelve games.

This is a very challenging match for Alfaro’s squad, but Costa Rica enters on a high after last week’s Nations League victory against Honduras.

Prediction 3: Argentina x Costa Rica / Halftime/Full time – Argentina/ Argentina

Even without Messi during the March international break, La Albiceleste will be resolute in their pursuit of another road triumph. In their next match against Costa Rica, the World Cup champions will want to demonstrate their dominance as they prepare for a future without the experienced player. Meanwhile, Costa Rica will try to salvage a draw by counterattacking and using their effective wing-breaking abilities to damage Argentina. The match between Argentina and Costa Rica is sure to be a thrilling one, but I don’t think Argentina has a chance to lose.