Argentina vs USA Rugby live stream still has plenty riding on it. Both teams are chasing third place in Pool C and automatic qualification for RWC 2023 – and USA believe they are playing for nothing less than the future of the game. It’s huge for us as a team and the stamp we want to put on American rugby’s legacy but also the growth of the game in America … A third-place finish is something that’s never been done. For us, as a group, that’s a massive motivational thing.” Wins against Argentina on Wednesday and Tonga on Sunday would put the Eagles in third place.
Argentina Form & Team News
Argentina had high hopes of progressing to the knockout stages but a 39-10 defeat to England at the Tokyo Stadium ended those chances. It was a pity as they had to play with 14 men for the better part of an hour after a red card was handed down to Tomas Lavanini.
Considering that their World Cup is all but over I expect Mario Ledesma to ring the changes to give everyone a good run out. They should be far too strong for the USA regardless of the amount of changes.
Argentina have not had the best year but finishing on a high will be their ultimate goal. Against a USA side that are likely to rest a number of players I see value in the handicap market for Los Pumas.
They are favourites at 1.083 but the -19 handicap is where my focus is. At 1.90 I feel that offers great value.
USA Form & Team News
The USA were impressive for large parts of their 33-9 defeat to France at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium and will need to match that effort to get anything against Argentina.
While there was much to admire about the USA against France one has to consider that the terrible conditions played a major part. It allowed USA to stay in the game until France pulled away at the end.
The Eagles want a win from this World Cup and their best chance of that comes against Tonga at the weekend. That will lead to a number of first-choice players being rested for this match.
The USA can be backed at 41.00 with their handicap set at +19 points at 2.10. I feel with a weakened line-up and dry weather in the forecast, this is a bridge too far for them.
Argentina vs USA Head to Head
Argentina have beaten the USA in all eight previous encounters. The USA did beat an Argentina XI 17-10 in California in 2018 but that was not even a second string Argentine side.
Argentina vs USA Betting Odds
Argentina are short priced favourites at 1.10, USA can be backed at 41.00 and 8.50 to claim a draw. The handicap is listed at 19 points with the total points line at over/under 51.5 points.
Mattias Moroni can be backed at 2.00 in the anytime try-scorer market while Agustin Creevy has odds of 2.20 in the same market.
Argentina vs USA Match Up
Both Argentina and USA are exceptionally physical sides so I don’t expect anything less from them in this match. The set pieces will be crucial with the USA struggling at times during the World Cup.
In the back-line Los Pumas should have far too much class for a USA who don’t seem capable of creating much excitement from their outside-backs.
Argentina vs USA Key Statistics
Argentina have beaten the USA in all 8 previous meetings.
The weather is set to be fair with no rain forecast which will suit Argentina.
USA will rest front-line players ahead of their crucial clash against Tonga.
Where will Argentina vs USA be played?
Argentina will play the USA at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in Kumagaya City, Japan.
When will Argentina vs USA be played?
Argentina will play the USA on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 05:45 CET.
Can either of the Argentina or USA still advance to the quarter final?
No. USA have lost their opening two matches while Argentina have lost two of their three. Neither can still qualify.