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Argentina-Ecuador Prop Betting: Take Both Teams to Score

Last December, Lionel Messi led Argentina to its third World Cup title. Well, now it’s time for the team to start earning a spot in the 2026 edition, which will take place in Mexico, USA and Canada. As expected, Messi and Co. dominate the soccer odds for Thursday’s match against Ecuador, who won’t be easy prey. On the road to Qatar 2022, they made Argentina suffer much more than expected.

Argentina on Non-Losing Streak

After winning the World Cup, Argentina didn’t relax. The team has played four friendly matches and won them all with a 13-0 aggregate. They defeated Panama, Curacao, Australia and Indonesia.

Those four victories boosted the team’s non-losing streak to 10 games, drawing only two times. As if that wasn’t enough, they scored at least two goals in each match and finished with a clean sheet five times.

You won’t find a more motivated team. The fact that Messi didn’t retire from international competition only adds fuel to the fire. Messi alone should be enough to include Argentina in your soccer picks at -323. In addition, many of the other players who contributed to winning the World Cup will be back as well, including Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Alexis Mac Allister and Emiliano Martinez.

Argentina hasn’t lost in its last 25 games at home. This will be the first official match at El Monumental after winning the World Cup. Trust me, it will be hell for Ecuador. Enough to also consider including Argentina winning the first 10 minutes at +1600 in your betting online ticket.

Ecuador Led by Valencia

Regarding Ecuador, the price alone is enough to consider the team a good soccer betting underdog. They’re offering a +950 price.

The visitors’ attacking unit will be led by Enner Valencia, who’s a certified scorer. Valencia, who plays for Sport Club Internacional from the Brazilian Serie A, has scored 40 goals for the national team. That includes three goals in Qatar 2022.

Valencia is also the main reason to consider both teams to score in the match at +160. Regardless of the result, Ecuador scored in its last seven matches in all competitions.

Finally, Ecuador only lost one of its last four World Cup qualifiers on the road, and two of its last three defeats were by one goal.

Argentina Undefeated in Last Five Meetings

Ecuador made Argentina suffer during their 2022 World Cup qualifiers. First, Argentina won 1-0 at home thanks to a goal scored by Messi from the penalty spot. Later, the two drew 1-1 in Quito. Ecuador could have won, but Enner Valencia missed a penalty in the 90th minute.

The total for Thursday’s clash is set at 2½ goals. Despite their last two matchups going under 2½ goals, I like the over at -114. Messi is on fire, and the atmosphere at El Monumental is going to be magical, to the point of inspiring all players, including the visitors.

Argentina vs Ecuador Match Information

  • Match: Argentina vs Ecuador
  • Date: Thursday, Sep 7
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Location: Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Argentina vs Ecuador Stream: fuboTV

Argentina vs Ecuador Betting Lines

Thrilling Matchup Points to Taking This Prop Bet

Right now, I can’t imagine Argentina losing to any team. The team’s chemistry is second to none and the atmosphere at El Monumental will be better than the one in the World Cup final. Still, Ecuador won’t be easy prey and will also score.

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