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Argentina vs Chile preview

Kick off: Monday, 27 June @1:00 GMT

Venue: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Argentina vs Chile 2-1 (2016 Copa America)
Chile vs Argentina 1-2 (2018 World Cup qualifiers)
Chile vs Argentina 0-0 (2015 Copa America)
Chile vs Argentina 1-2 (2014 World Cup qualifiers)
Argentina vs Chile 4-1 (2014 World Cup qualifiers)

Argentina vs Chile Team News

Nicolas Gaitan returns to the squad after he missed the USA game through suspension, but he picked up a knock and he is rated doubtful. Angel Di Maria is unlikely to recover in time to face Chile in the Copa America final. Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Pastore and Augusto Fernandez are definitely sidelined with injury, while Marcos Rojo should be fit to face La Roja. Leo Messi has been scoring goals for fun of late and he will be the man to watch in Tata Martino’s team.

Injured: Ezequiel Lavezzi (51/9), Javier Pastore (27/2), Augusto Fernandez (15/1)

Doubtful: Angel Di Maria (75/17), Nicolas Gaitan (16/2)

Suspended: None

Eugenio Mena is ruled out with injury, while Marcelo Diaz should recover in time to face Argentina. Arturo Vidal returns from suspension and he is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up. Coach Pizzi has no other selection worries ahead of the Copa America final and he is likely to stick to the 4-3-3 formation. Alexis Sanchez has been producing thrilling performances at the tournament in USA and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back line.

Injured: Eugenio Mena (46/3)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Argentina are eyeing their tenth consecutive win in all competitions
  • La Albiceleste managed to keep a clean sheet in three of last four games
  • Chile scored 2+ goals in each of their last four matches
  • Argentina are after their third straight win over Chile
  • Leo Messi scored his 55th goal for Argentina against USA

Argentina vs Chile Prediction

Argentina are eager to get their revenge on Chile for the loss in the 2015 Copa America final. La Albiceleste impressed in the 4-0 win over USA and considering that Leo Messi seems to be at the top of his game at the moment, I am tempted to put my money on the South American giants. Argentina want this win more than Chile and home win should be considered.

Betting Tip: Argentina to win

Odds: 1.80 (4/5) @Betfair

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