Argentina vs Chile: Copa America 2019 Third Place Playoff Betting Tips

Martin Green

Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:50 AM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 4, 2019 6:50 AM UTC

This match screams unders in the goals market!

<div><h2>Argentina v Chile</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Argentina vs Chile match Odds">Saturday 6th July at Corinthians Arena</a></p><h2>Form Guide</h2><p>It has been another poor tournament for Lionel Messi and his Argentina side. They began their campaign with a dismal 2-0 defeat at the hands of Colombia, and then they could only draw with Paraguay in their second group game. They followed it up with a 2-0 win against Qatar to scrape through to the knockout stage of the tournament, and looked to be back in business when they beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarter-finals. However, they slumped to a 2-0 defeat against hosts Brazil in the semis and now they must contest the dreaded third place match.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Chile went into this tournament as defending champions and they annihilated Japan in their opener. Alexis Sanchez and Euardo Vargas ran riot in that game and led their team to a 4-0 victory. Next up they beat Ecuador 2-1, and a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay could not prevent them from qualifying for the next round. They took the highly rated Colombia to penalties in the quarter-finals and they triumphed, so they were expected to make short work of Peru in the semis, but they fell to a shock 3-0 defeat. They has 66% of the possession, 19 shots on goal and seven on target, but they could not find a breakthrough and now they too are in the bronze medal match.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Argentina are the world’s most lopsided team. Up front they have Messi, arguably the best player of all time, along with Man City superstar Sergio Aguero, while Inter’s £100 million rated Lauturo Martinez keeps the supremely talented Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain out of the team. Yet they are dreadful in midfield and defence and that has been their undoing once again at this tournament.</p><p>Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are the main men for Chile, who are hardworking, organised, disciplined and efficient. They looked back to their best at this tournament, but their confidence may have been dented by that defeat at the hands of Peru. It is hard to know how seriously either manager will take this game, and whether they will give unused squad players a run out. The players themselves would rather not be there, and we could see a somewhat muted atmosphere.</p><h2>Betting Tip</h2><p>None of Argentina’s games have gone over 2.5 goals yet at this tournament, and that trend is unlikely to change in such a damp squib of a match. It is hard to imagine the players putting in a great deal of effort, as they will still be fatigued from the club season and this is now their sixth Copa America match in a short space of time. Under 2.5 goals looks like a good bet at 1.90 (9/10) with Bet365 in this match.</p><p><strong>Best match tip:</strong> <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Under 2.5 goals with Bet365">Under 2.5 goals at 1.90 (9/10) with Bet365</a></p></div>
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