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Argentina v Chile predictions, betting tips & match preview plus live stream links

Leigh Copson 20 Mar 2017
Lionel Messi (credit: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina v Chile predictions for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier plus live stream links for the match. A win will propel Argentina into the automatic qualifying spots for the 2018 World Cup – but can they beat top-four Chile on Thursday night? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Argentina v Chile Predictions

Argentina v Chile Live Stream Links

Argentina v Chile is being streamed live online by bookmaker bet365. The firm have the match available to all customers, including those in the UK, on their live streaming player, which can be found via the IN PLAY section of the website. The only requirement to watch the Argentina v Chile live stream is to have a funded bet365 account. Those without an account can claim a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £200 by registering using the bonus code MAXCASH. Once registered, simply go to the IN PLAY section of the website at 23:30 GMT on Thursday, March 23 and click on the Argentina v Chile live stream.

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Argentina v Chile Betting Odds

Argentina v Chile Betting Tips Explained

A four-game winless run late last year threatened to put a major dent in Argentina’s quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but they stopped the rot with a 3-0 victory over Colombia in their final outing of 2016 and that means they have an opportunity to climb into the automatic qualifying spots on Thursday night. Edgardo Bauza’s side go into the match one place and one point behind Chile and they could climb as high as third if they take all three points from this clash. But can they?

Chile go into this match in good form having lost just two of their last 13 games, winning 10 of them,  and they have taken seven points from their last three qualifying games to stay in the top four. However, they were beaten by Argentina earlier in this campaign and their away form is far from impressive. Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja has seen his side win just twice on their travels during the qualifying phase and they have won just one of their last five away games.

As poor as Argentina were late last year, that timely win over the Colombians will have been the boost they needed going into the final six rounds of qualifying fixtures, and I expect them to follow up that success with three more points on Thursday night.

I am also backing Lionel Messi to play a goal-scoring role for the Argentinians. The Barcelona star will be crucial to his national team’s cause and he is in excellent goal-scoring form for both club and country. Messi bagged a brace in last weekend’s win over Valencia to take his tally to 40 competitive goals for Barca this season, while on the international front Messi has scored seven goals in his last eight appearances for Argentina. He is the man for the big occasion and I am backing him to set the Argentinians on their way to victory here.

Argentina v Chile Stats

  • Argentina stopped a four-game winless run with the 3-0 win over Colombia last time out
  • Argentina beat Chile 2-1 when these two teams met earlier on in qualifying
  • Chile beat Argentina on penalties when these two teams met in the Copa America Final last June
  • Argentina have not lost at home to Chile in over 20 years
  • Lionel Messi has scored 40 competitive goals for Barcelona this season and has seven in his last eight for Argentina

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