Argentina vs Chile
2018 World Cup Qualifiers – South America.
Date: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Kick off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.
Argentina have had a rollercoaster campaign in this term of South American WC Qualification.
We just can’t imagine the World Cup without the best player in the world Lionel Messi, but Argentine’s qualification is severely compromised since the two-time World champions currently sit at the 5th position in the standings.
Edgardo Bauza’s men will thus host Chile in a super important match on Thursday evening in Buenos Aires. The victory would see Gauchos overtaking their opponents in the fourth position.
The team managed to bounce back after a devastating 3-0 defeat to Brazil with the impressive performance against Colombia.
Lionel Messi broke the deadlock, while Lucas Pratto and Angel di Maria also got their names on the score-sheet.
The Copa America winners have not been enjoying much better campaign of their own either. The team led by the Spanish manager Juan Antonio Pizzi has been struggling a lot to find the right shape at the start of the campaign.
The last couple of matches have, however, seen a notable rise in form, especially at the back because Chile remained unbeaten in last five matches.
Argentina vs Chile: Head to head
Argentine fans can still remember the painful June night when Gauchos lost the Copa America final after penalty shootout.
Lionel Messi was among the ones who missed from the spot and Chileans lifted the silverware.
Argentina have generally been the more successful wide winning 12 out of 21 games with Chile.
Argentina vs Chile: Prediction
The hosts are 1/2 favourites to win the match. It’s hard to judge the value because Chile are everything but a naive side.
On the other hand, Chile’s star boys Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal have been far away from their best shape.
Knowing that the hosts have the imperative to win and that they will play in front of their fans, we’ll back the home win with higher stakes at 1/2 odds.
Argentina vs Chile: Bet Tips
Argentina to win at 1.57 with William Hill
HT/FT – Argentina/Argentina at 2.30 with Bet365.
Enhanced Odds from Ladbrokes (Max Bet £50)
Messi to score and Argentina to win – 11/8
Sanchez to score and Chile to win – 9/1
Thursday Enhanced Treble – Argentina, Brazil and Colombia all to win – 7/2