Chile vs Argentina by Marinos
This game is a repeat of last summer's Copa America final which hosts Chile won on penalties ,it was a win for Chile that after a 99-year wait for a first-ever international trophy came to an end.
However , for Argentina, the 22-year painful title drought continues.
Chile after a a 7 match winning streak are now on a 2 match win-less run.
Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, an Argentine native( this is his first running a national team,after he managed some big clubs like Universidad Católica, San Lorenzo, Valencia and most recently, Club León) will have a go in a battle against his home country Argentina for the 1st time in his career
For this game Chile's coach Antonio Pizzi will not count, Jorge Valdivia and Charles Aranguiz (will miss the match due to injuries), while Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal are suspended.
The rest of the key players like Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez, Barcelona goal keeper Claudio Bravo and Inter Milan’s Gary Medel are set to start for Chile.
On the other side Argentina coach Tata Martino will bring a loaded roster (including Lionel Messi who missed all the four World Cup Qualifying matches due to injury),Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore,Manchester City stopper Otamendi and are doubtful for this match while Valencia midfielder Enco Perez is out due to his muscle injury.
Juventus striker Dybala has been withdrawn from the Argentina squad ahead their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia because of a muscular problem.
It should be a great match,Chile (despite some key player absences)will be anything then intimidated by Argentina (let's not forget the triumph in Copa America less than a year ago).
Argentina have the best attack in the world at the moment,they need the win and some revenge too .
In their last game we had a score-less draw but that was the Copa America final , Chille has vital absences for this game and most likely they will try to defend ,if a goal occurs in the first 25-30 minutes (and i think it will) the game should open up and we will witness some goals as both teams are more than capable of scoring ,my original thought for this game was "Both teams to score" but as i was righting this preview i got this "gut feeling" that we will see more 2.5 goals in this game .
|Over 2.5 goals||Bet365||2.25||10||1-2 WON (+12.5 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.