Chile vs Argentina prediction
Last game of Chile and Argentina was also their last h2h meeting that happened during the last edition of Copa America in Brazil (2-1 win for Argentina in a 3rd place playoff).
Since then, neither side has played any games. Once again Lionel Messi has failed to lead his side to glory and the hosts stopped them with a close 2-0 victory. Chile struggled against Peru in a shocking loss of 3-0 where they showed their lack of quality.
This game is not played in South America but in USA, Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum), so neutral field once again.
Lionel Messi is injured for a while now so he's definitely out. Chile left out some some aging stars like Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Beausejour and Isla. This group of veterans won two Copa Americas in 2015 and 2016 but after their poor performance in the latest one at Brazil, it seems that the trend moving forward will be with more youngsters and less aging veterans.
Argentina's squad is very deep and they don't have to rely on Messi at all, without experienced Chilean veteran players this is a good chance for some new players to step up and prove their worth.
Key point for Chile will be to perform well in offence as they haven't scored more than one goal in their last four games (2-1 Argentina, 0-3 Peru, 0-0 Colombia, 0-1 Uruguay).
Chile vs Argentina betting tips
over 2.5 and btts (Stake: 10)Odds: 2.30 at Bet365
Result: 0-0 LOST (-10 units)
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