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Lionel Messi will be hoping to make it to the semi-final of the 2016 Copa AmericaGetty

Argentina take on Venezuela in the 2016 Copa America Centenario third quarter-final clash at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough on 18 June, Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 12am BST (on Sunday). Premier Sports will provide live coverage in the United Kingdom.

Overview

Argentina are the only side to have won all three matches of the group stages in the 2016 Copa America. They will be hoping to continue that impressive run when they take on Venezuela in the third quarter-final on Saturday.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be one of the key players for Gerardo Martino's side. Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria can also cause trouble to the opposition's defence along with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Meanwhile, Venezuela will be hoping to beat Argentina in order to make it to the last four of the tournament. They have an impressive defensive record in the 2016 Copa America, where they conceded only one goal. Venezuela will be looking to keep another clean sheet so that it can help them reach the semi-finals.

Prediction

  • Argentina to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Argentina to win: 1/4
  • Draw: 5
  • Venezuela to win: 14

Team News

Argentina

Possible XI: Romero; Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado; Mascherano, Banega, Fernandez; Di Maria, Messi, Higuain

Venezuela

Possible XI: Hernandez; Rosales, Angel, Vizcarrondo, Feltscher; Guerra, Rincon, Figuera, Penaranda; Rondon, Martinez.