Argentina v Chile Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

July 04, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Corinthians Arena - Copa America 2019

Argentina will face Chile in the Copa America third place play-off, after Lionel Scaloni's side failed to reach a third successive final and the holders were shocked by Peru.

Past Meetings

Argentina are unbeaten in their last seven games against Chile, in a run stretching all the way back to 2008, with five wins for La Albiceleste and three draws.

However that only tells part of the story, as two of those draws were in Copa America finals - with Chile then going on to win on penalties on both occasions.

Team News

With nothing left to play for, Scaloni may opt to rest some of his bigger names for this tie, although Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero are both likely to start against Chile. However Marcos Acuna, Leandro Paredes and Nicolas Otamendi are all set to be rested, with Angel Di Maria, Giovani Lo Celso and Ramiro Funes Mori on the list to some in.

Chile boss Reinaldo Rueda has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this clash, and he is expected to name a strong line up against the might of Argentina.

Argentina v Chile Preview and Predictions

Neither side will be enthusiastic about this tie, after losing to Brazil and Peru respectively, and this game may struggle to catch fire, making it very difficult to predict how it will go - with supporters attention on the final 24 hours later. Argentina face their old enemy for the third competition in a row, but with nothing on the table in this game, and Scaloni will have to work hard to motivate his players for this game - as they came up short against arch rivals Brazil in the last four.

Chile were hopeful that they could continue their brilliant in the competition and win a third title in a row, however they were out fought by Peru in their semi final game, and now must face Scaloni's side in order to end on a high. note.

Motivation will be the issue for this game, and with neither set of players likely to be going full throttle in this game, it could well turn out to be a very low key affair at the Corinthians Arena - with a draw inside 90 minutes priced at 11/4.

Neither side have real been among the goals in the competition so far, with five goals in five games - and only scoring more than one goal in two games, with Chile netting six goals in five - but four of those came in their opening 4-0 win over Japan.

With that in mind, a low scoring game looks to be the way to go on this, with an under 2.5 total goals scored bet available at 10/11.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 draw at 11/2

Third place play-off games are rarely that exciting and with both teams fancying their chances of a final appearance, this one is particularly down beat for both teams. Argentina do have the attacking force to beat most sides, but they have looked toothless in this competition and they will be in for a battle against an organised Peru side.

Eduardo Vargas to score anytime 5/2

Vargas is Chile's joint highest scorer in the 2019 Copa America, level on two goals with Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez - as well as matching Argentina's top scorer so far in Brazil, Lautaro Martinez. The former QPR forward will be a real threat to the Argentina defence, particularly if they are as poor as they were against Tite's Brazil.

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