Spain v Argentina Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With Lionel Messi out for the visitors, Phil Kitromilides is backing La Roja to come out on top at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday night

Confidence is high in Spain following last week's 1-1 draw in Germany, which saw La Roja produce an excellent performance against the world champions.

Another good showing against Argentina on Tuesday night would further strengthen belief in Julen Lopetegui's side, who are 7/1 (8.0) to win the World Cup.

The South Americans, meanwhile, beat Italy last week 2-0 although manager Jorge Sampaoli knows defeat against another contender would be a big blow for morale.

Latest odds

Spain are unbeaten since Lopetegui took over as manager 17 matches ago and dabblebet offer them at evens (2.00) for the win.

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Argentina, who only made it to Russia 2018 on the final day of CONMEBOL qualifying, are priced at 13/5 (3.60), with the draw available at 9/4 (3.25).

Team news

Top scorer in the current squad David Silva has withdrawn from the squad for personal reasons, making Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos the only players in the 23-man squad with more than ten international goals.

Lionel Messi sat out La Albiceleste's win over Italy with a knock and is set to miss out again here.

Spain good value on home soil

Spain's first game at the World Cup is against Portugal on 15 June and Lopetegui seems close to having a starting eleven already decided.

The likes of Diego Costa and Iago Aspas are battling it out to start up front, but otherwise La Roja are set and should be able to see off an experimenting Argentina side.

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Indeed, Sampaoli is yet to really decide on how to set up his men and prior to the win over Italy, the South Americans had looked surprisingly poor.

In their two friendlies in November, they edged past Russia 1-0 with a late strike before surrendering a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 against Nigeria, so there are still plenty of question marks before the World Cup.

Preview and predictions

Under Lopetegui, Spain have comfortably beaten France, Italy and Belgium and have shown themselves capable of dominating quality opposition.

Therefore, the price of evens (2.00) for them to win at home against an Argentina team who fail to really convince looks like a promising option.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Spain to win at evens (2.00) for a 2.5pt stake with dabblebet 

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