Betting on Argentinian Football
The top division in Argentina is currently known as the Superliga Argentina, and sees 26 teams play each other once in a round robin-style competition, which is unlike most other football leagues around the world. Below that is the Primera B Nacional, which operates a promotion and relegation system with the Superliga. Below that are a number of Metropolitana and Federal leagues which run concurrently to each other. However, there are a number of proposed changes for the 2019/20 season in which audiences should take note.
Our Argentinian football odds checker covers all of these leagues and the major cup competitions in Argentina too, including the Copa de la Superliga, which will run from April to June for the first time in 2019. It is the nature of football in Argentina that the format of leagues and competitions can change quite regularly, so information is key when looking at betting on football in the country.
Qualifying teams from Argentina compete in the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, while the national teams, particularly the men's, need little introduction. Argentina are often major players at Copa Americas and World Cups, and are regularly backed on betting coupons.
Argentina Football Odds
Argentinian football, unusually for South America, runs from August to April, and matches tend to take place on Sundays, although they can be spread over various other days. The 26-team top division sees teams only play each other once, and that means that a team's home and away games obviously differ from season to season, which slightly skews a team's chances – bettors should be aware of that fact if looking to back outright winners on their betting coupon.
The 2018/19 Superliga season was characterised by low-scoring matches (2.21 goals per game) and for that reason, low scoring predictions (under 2.5) were regular additions to betting coupons, especially as the season progressed. Similarly, a lot of games ended in low-scoring draws – 39% of all games over the entire season, which is high.
Our Argentina Football Odds comparison tool covers the majority of Argentinian leagues and cup competitions meaning there is a plethora of games to look at, making betting on Argentinian football a particular favourite among punters, especially outside of the traditional European hotbeds.
Argentinian Football History
In some ways similar to Brazil (although Argentinians wouldn't appreciate the comparison), Argentina is a country which has become intrinsically linked to the sport of football, and the FIFA World Cup in particular. The country has claimed two titles to date (in 1978 and 1986), and with the talent produced down the years, it is probably surprising that that number is not higher. Indeed, Argentina have also been beaten in three finals. Perennially among the favourites when the betting odds are released pre-tournament, punters often love to back the team in blue and white stripes.
And depending on your point of view, Argentina has produced two of the three or four greatest footballers in history. First there was Diego Maradona, whose genius (and scheming) inspired his country's triumph in the 1986 tournament. And more recently, there has been Barcelona's iconic Lionel Messi, who despite his brilliance, has not been able thus far to inspire his country to the same heights.
Football was brought to Argentina by British immigrants, and having a domestic league formed in 1983, it is thought to possess the eighth oldest in the world. Teams such as Boca Juniors and River Plate are known around the world, and betting in domestic football in Argentina is popular globally.