Argentina and Chile go head to head in a crucial World Cup qualifier on Thursday evening. Which team will hold their nerve and get the points? We've got betting tips, predictions and live stream access.
Argentina vs Chile Betting Tips
The moment these two teams met in last year's Copa America final will arguably haunt Argentina for many years, particularly Leo Messi who temporarily retired from international football after the penalty defeat.
Following a 0-0 draw, Chile held their nerve and secured the Copa America title and a world of pain followed for Argentina. Once again they had got so close to a major international trophy and missed out by the finest of margins.
It appears to have affected their form in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup too. The 3-0 win over Colombia last time out was their first in five matches and going into Thursday night's clash with Chile - they are 5th in the table and a point behind this week's opponents.
As for the visitors, they have struggled to find their best form on the road in recent months and could struggle to really assert their powerful attacking approach on an Argentina side with something to prove.
Overall, this could be a really cagey affair at times with neither team able to afford a defeat. On paper, it should be full of quality in the final third, but we can't see this being a classic. There's too much at stake.
Argentina vs Chile Match Stats
- Argentina have won just one of their last five World Cup qualification matches
- They haven't lost at home to Chile in over 20 years
- Chile have scored just once in their last three competitive away matches
- The last time these two teams met was the Copa America final, with Chile winning on penalties
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