Argentina vs Chile: Preview and Prediction

Argentina vs Chile-Match Preview-Prediction-South American World Cup Qualifiers-23rd March 2017

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.

Argentina

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.

Chile

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


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

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Argentina will return to form with a decisive win against inferior ( but lucky) Chile.
    As far as the Gauchos missing the World Cup…………highly improbable.

  2. The most probable scenario is that Argentina will not be able to cope with pressure, as if they do not defeat Chile this time they will most probably won’t make it for Russia 2018. Having lost three consecutive finals it is a clear enough proof of their weakness, which is, on the other hand, a strength no one can deny on their rivals. Only one world-class player in Argentina will not make a difference against a team full of top-notch players like Chile. Remember it is not only Sánchez and Vidal the world-class making the team, but Bravo, Medel, Vargas, Aranguiz, Isla, Valdivia too, just to name a few of them. We will see how it goes once the match is ended, but from here it looks more like a consolidation of one side and the final collapse of the other side.

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