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Ecuador vs Argentina Predictions, 11 Oct 2017

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-3
Ecuador vs Argentina Predictions, 11 Oct 2017
Argentina and Ecuador have fallen out of the prize zone courtesy of latest poor performances as these teams haven't been able to win a qualifier in their last four outings each, only to leave it critical for Argentina on the final matchday. They will still qualify should Argentina beat Ecuador, which seems pretty likely, while the latter are no longer tasked with any major feat to achieve this campaign.
Match status: 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
Kick-off: Wednesday' 11 Oct 2017, 12:30am GMT
Venue: "Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa" in Quito, Ecuador

Ecuador v Argentina Team News

A captivating South America national team whose ranks has a place for distinguished players - Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia - and for young talents - Cristian Ramírez, Ayrton Preciado and Jefferson Intriago - will not partake in the showcase finals at the tournament in Russia 2018.

Ecuador stand eighth in the South America qualifying assembly with 20 points to its name, five behind the bottom of the top five. Despite missing out on progressing early before the campaign wraps up, Ecuador had looked more of a side deserving to break into the World Cup finals but they've lost five games on the spin and killed off their chances of going up themselves.

One of the world's most fierce and remarkable national teams Argentina appear to have failed the qualifying campaign. Possessing players like Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Éver Banega, Ángel Di María, Lucas Biglia, Nicolás Otamendi and Javier Mascherano in the current squad, this team - so far moving sixth and closing the gap on the last promotion place on goal difference - have failed to capitalise in any of their last three qualifiers (D3).

Even the excellent motivator Jorge Sampaoli has not managed to change the sad atmosphere inside his team, who are banally tired of losing out at the closing stages of a tournament, it really weighs down. As a result, many speak about the need for revolutionary change and the dismissal of the past stars in The White and Sky Blue team.

Ecuador v Argentina Match Odds:

Ecuador 7/1
Draw 18/5
Argentina 2/5

Conclusion and Match Preview:

No doubt Argentina are the more motivated side ahead of the decisive final South America fixture in Ecuador - almost impossible to imagine a World Cup tournament in the absence of Messi and Co.

With that being said, looking at how Sampaoli's men have fared lately in their WC qualifying group matches, it cannot be more evident that current Argentina are struggling and their goal-shy performance has proved to see the team slipping up over and over again - they have netted two goals in the last five qualifiers with a form of one win, three draws and one defeat (W1 D3 L1). We believe they can push back an Ecuador side to keep a clean sheet which ought to be added a few goals for.
Main Match Predictions:
Full Time Outcome:Goals Under 3.0 @ 1.56 (4/7)
Possible Score:0-2 Away Win @ 6.30 (53/10)
Konstantin Sboiev
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