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Teams looking to avoid early elimination meet at the 2023 Women's World Cup on Thursday when Argentina take on South Africa in a Group G matchup. The Argentinians are coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to Italy after having seemingly sewed up at least one point. A goal by Cristiana Girelli in the 87th minute, however, provided the Italians with three points. South Africa also looked like they were going to at least get one point, taking a 1-0 lead over Sweden in the 48th minute, only to have them tie the score in the 65th minute and the game-winner in the 90th minute.

The match from Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand, kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. Argentina are the +115 favorites (risk $100 to win $115) in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Argentina vs. South Africa odds, with South Africa at +260. A draw is priced at +200 and the over/under for total goals scored is 1.5. Before locking in any Argentina vs. South Africa picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since last year's World Cup, Green has been profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including the Champions League (+4.78 units), the FA Cup (+3.07), the EFL Cup (+3.64), Euro 2024 qualifiers (+3.01) and the Europa League (+1.60). Anyone who follows him is way up.

Now, Green has taken a close look at the Argentina vs. South Africa match and locked in his Women's World Cup predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for South Africa vs. Argentina:

  • Argentina vs. South Africa spread: Argentina -0.5 (+120), South Africa +0.5 (-150) 
  • Argentina vs. South Africa over/under: 1.5 goals (Over -190, Under +140)
  • Argentina vs. South Africa money line: Argentina +115, South Africa +260, Draw +200
  • ARG: Best finish at a World Cup was 16th in 2003 and 2007 
  • SA: Are looking to secure at least one point in their second-ever World Cup appearance 
  • Argentina vs. South Africa picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Argentina

Forward Florencia Bonsegundo can supply offense when needed and has two goals and three assists in 2023 for Argentina. She had two shots, including one on target in the World Cup opener against Italy. Playing for Madrid CFF in Liga F this past season, the 30-year-old scored eight goals and had six assists in 29 appearances, including 26 starts. She had four goals in 42 matches for Valencia prior to that.

Forward Yamila Rodriguez has also provided a boost to the Argentina lineup. She has a goal and an assist in her last five matches for the national team. The 25-year-old has scored nine career goals for the national team, including two multi-goal performances. She scored three times in a 5-0 win over Uruguay in July 2022 at the Copa America Femenina. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back South Africa

The South Africans pride themselves with being a high-effort side, as was the case in the loss to Sweden on Sunday. Forward Hilda Magaia scored the match's lone goal in the loss, and the 28-year-old has 17 career international goals since 2018, including seven since last July. She plays domestically in South Korea for Sejong Sportstoto. Prior to that, she scored 12 goals in 22 matches for Moron in Sweden.

Also trying to jump start the Banyana Banyana offense is midfielder Thembi Kgatlana. The 27-year-old has been a member of the national team since 2014. She has registered 22 goals in 62 matches during that span. In her senior career, which started in 2018, she has scored 27 times in 82 appearances. She currently plays for Racing Louisville of the National Women's Soccer League in the United States. See which team to pick here.

How to make Argentina vs. South Africa picks

Green has broken down the Women's World Cup match from every angle and has locked in two best bets. He's only sharing his picks and Women's World Cup analysis at SportsLine.

So who wins Argentina vs. South Africa on Thursday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which wagers in Argentina vs. South Africa have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has been profitable in several areas since last year's World Cup, and find out.