Stadium: Zorros del Desierto (Calama)
The last time Chile beat Argentina was in the 2017 America's Cup final. Will the Reds finally manage to defeat such an uncomfortable opponent for them? We predict that the White and Sky Blues will be closer to success once again!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Chilean national team is a constant participant in world championships. Only once in history, the Reds missed out on the global tournament. Four years ago, they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Chileans managed to win just one match out of the opening ten in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2022, so they risked missing out on a second successive major tournament. Fortunately, however, gradually Martin Lasarte's wards began to rectify the situation, alternately defeating Paraguay - 2:0, Venezuela - 3:0, and then Paraguay - 1:0. The last game was a 0:1 defeat by Ecuador, but now the Chilean national team has climbed to the sixth position in the standings, only one point behind the top five.
The Argentinian national team has had great times. They finally managed to win America's Cup and have secured their entry to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. At the same time, the White and Sky Blues continue to produce excellent results. They have not suffered a single defeat in their 13 qualifying matches so far, which is commendable in itself, with eight successes and five draws. Lionel Scaloni has not called up his namesake from PSG for the upcoming games, but the squad looks very potent without him. Argentina are currently sitting second in the standings, six points behind Brazil.
History of head-to-head encounters between Chile and Argentina
Over history, the teams have played 46 official face-offs between them. The Chileans have won once, the Argentines have been stronger in 32 games, and 13 games ended in a draw. The goal difference is also in favour of the White and Sky Blues - 96:27. The opponents have already met once in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and that time it was a 0-0 draw.
Expert Betting Tips
The Argentine national team is a bad dream for the Chileans. In the middle of the last decade, the Reds beat the White and Sky Blues twice in a row in America's Cup final, but both times they won on penalties, while the Chileans have only managed one (!) win in their 46-match history. That's a crazy record. Yes, 13 other games ended in a draw, but the Argentines were stronger in the vast majority of cases. Lionel Scaloni's charges are the favourites to win the meet, which begs the odds of about 2.70 for Argentina to win.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers are coming to a close, so the points are especially important now. The Chileans, who are currently sitting in sixth place in the standings, risk missing out on a trip to Qatar. That is why it is not worth expecting the Reds to play attacking football even at home - it is more important to cling to points. In Argentina, the emphasis is on defense so they won't be rushing anywhere. Therefore, the best option is Total Under (2) goals for 1.98.
Lautaro Martinez continues to improve from season to season. In the current championship of Italy, the Argentine has already scored 11 goals in 20 games (0,55 average per game). If he keeps to this schedule, he will set a personal best. Moreover, he is now the key striker in Argentina's national team, as he played in six games in the last America's Cup. He has participated in all 13 previous matches in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, scoring five goals. All this suggests that we should look at a bet on Lautaro Martinez's goal for 3.10.