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Chile v Argentina: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Argentina made a winning start to their Copa America title defence and they will be looking to take another big step towards the quarter-finals when they face Chile at MetLife Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Goals from Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez in the second-half helped Argentina to a 2-0 win over Jesse Marsch’s Canada in the opening game of the tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chile made a stuttering start to the tournament on American soil as they were held to a goalless draw by Peru in Arlington, Texas.

Pre-competition, Argentina and Chile will have been the two nations fancied to make the knockout stages and Wednesday’s game will have a significant impact on the shape of Group A after the three rounds of fixtures.

Chile v Argentina

Chile v Argentina betting tips and predictions

Argentina to win to nil - 11/10

These sides are very familiar with each other, having met 26 times previously.

Chile’s only victory came back in October 2008 as Fabian Orellana scored the decisive goal in a 1-0 victory.

Argentina have dominated the head-to-heard record and, while three of the last four games between these sides have ended in draws, La Albiceleste have won 16 games against Chile including the last meeting in 2022.

After years of near-misses, Argentina have enjoyed tremendous success in recent major tournaments, winning the last Copa America before going on to win the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

While the likes of Lionel Messi and company make headlines in the final third, much of Argentina’s success has been based on a solid defensive foundation.

La Albiceleste have kept a remarkable 12 clean sheets in their last 15 games, and even went eight games in a row without conceding a single goal following their 2022 World Cup final win over France.

Given their performance against Canada and how Chile struggled to find a way past Peru, Argentina to win to nil offers good value here.

Lautaro Martinez anytime goalscorer - 15/8

While Messi will continue to make headlines every time he takes the field, there is plenty to like about the way a certain Martinez is playing his football at the moment.

On the back of an impressive Serie A title-winning season with Inter Milan, where he scored 27 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions, Martinez made a goalscoring start to the Copa America campaign against Canada.

The 26-year-old has now scored in three of Argentina’s last four games and has 25 international goals to his name in 59 appearances for his country.

Fast becoming one of the top strikers in Europe, Martinez is certainly worth considering in the anytime goalscorer market, while he’s also 9/2 to score the first goal of the game for those looking for a bigger price.

Erick Pulgar to be booked - 7/4

Chilean defensive midfielder Erick Pulgar looks set for a busy night as he tries to help his side win the battle for supremacy in the middle of the park at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Pulgar was booked in the draw with Peru last time out and he has a record of yellow cards in previous meetings with rivals Argentina.

The former Fiorentina and now Flamengo star has been booked in three previous games against La Albiceleste and there would be few eyebrows raised if this combative player was once again shown a yellow on Wednesday.

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Chile v Argentina odds

Chile - 6/1
Draw -
16/5
Argentina -
12/25

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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