Copa America Soccer Picks: Argentina Counting on Aguero to Seal the Win Over Jamaica

Lee Phelps

Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:46 PM UTC

Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015 5:46 PM UTC

Argentina should seal their place in the next phase of the Copa America with a win over Jamaica, the question is how do we make money out of it? William Hill's Lee Phelps has been looking at the odds for his free betting pick.

This final group game between Argentina and Jamaica holds the key to a few of my pre Copa America bets. I need goals for my highest scoring group bet, with Group A already well ahead, plus I would dearly like Sergio Aguero to play and score for my 9.0 (8/1) top soccer picks.

The match itself is all about trying to find value in an Argentina win.


The opening match against Paraguay was a let-down for fans of Messi and Co and to many gamblers too, who had Argentina as part of accumulators. Having stormed into a 2-0 lead, they inexplicably drew 2-2, so we shouldn’t just take it as read that they will definitely win.

With my other pre-tournament assertion that they would be the highest scoring team in mind, I could do with them opening up here although it doesn’t look particularly likely.

One man who I can rely on is Aguero. He has not only scored in both matches, but also scored first in both too, taken his recent tally to five goals in three international matches and his overall record to 30 in 66.

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Jamaica’s guest appearance in the Copa America has seen them pick up two 1-0 defeats, first to Uruguay and then to Paraguay. They were always the outsiders in what was a tough draw but they have been competitive enough. There’s not a lot to hope for here against the World Cup finalists: their only friend is Argentinian complacency.


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Regular readers will know I have a betting crush on Aguero (he’s made me so much money in the Premier League and in Chile) so I’m going back there again. I’m backing him to open the scoring and I can’t see how Argentina doesn't win.


Free soccer pick: Sergio Aguero to score first in an Argentinian win 4.4 (17/5) at William Hill

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