Scotland vs Argentina, Wednesday’s match for the last round of Group D of the Women’s World Cup 2019 at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, France.
A decisive match today in Group D with Argentina and Scotland in search of a positive result that could give access to the next phase of the tournament.
Scotland comes to this game in the last place with zero points thus needing a victory to be able to still dream of a passage between the best third placed teams.
Argentina is here with a point after having managed to steal a point to Japan in a game in which few expected this outcome. In case of victory Argentina guarantees a place in the next phase, something that would be fantastic for a team like Argentina.
Scotland has not had easy lives in this group having lost their first two games against England and Japan, both 2-1. This team from Scotland is not a weak team but seems to be waking up for the game having only started to play in both games when they lost 2-0 to make the task more complicated.
Today Scotland has a good opportunity to score three points against an Argentina that is a weaker team but has proved to be very difficult to beat due to its defensive consistency. I believe in a tricky game for Scotland against a tough Argentina to break.
Argentina surprisingly arrives at this last game yet with the possibility of passing but for this they will have to score to still be able to have chances. If they win, Argentina will advance to the next stage, a feat that would be impressive given the difficult group and the reputation of this team.
They will have Scotland to beat, that despite not having won any game is not an easy team having given much work to both England and Japan. The main strength of this Argentina is its defensive consistency having achieved a point against Japan thanks to this, being a very organized and with courage team that makes the task very complicated for its opponents.
Although both teams need to win, I believe in a scenario of few goals since both teams know that a goal can make the game very complicated to turn around. Argentina must again take a more defensive stance in search of a counterattack thus leaving the game dominance for the Scottish team that do not know if it will be able to overcome this defense of Argentina. So I am going to Under 2.5 which seems to me of great value.