If the boundaries between sport and politics are no longer clearly recognizable and blurred, there is usually a lot of discussion going on. The president of the Argentine football association AFA, Claudio Tapia, was forced to write a six-page protest letter to the South American association CONMEBOL following the 0-2 defeat of his “Albiceleste” in the Copa América semifinals, in which he included the referee, the Video Assistant Referee, the tournament organization and not least even the Brazilian head of state criticized missing ethics, lack of transparency and lack of respect. In particular, Jair Bolsonaro, head of the largest country in South America, got his fat off after using the Superclásicos halftime break to demonstratively shoot a lap of honor at Belo Horizionte’s Mineirao Stadium, which was a political rally. However, writing will not change anything about the missed final entry of the “Gauchos”.
In the ungrateful match for third place on Saturday night, one day before the grand finale, Argentina and Chile face each other. According to the odds, the Vice World Champion of 2014 is quite clearly favored, which is a bit surprising at first glance. Although the Chileans presented in the semi-final against Peru (0: 3) significantly weaker than the Argentines against Brazil, however, the match for bronze is in no way comparable to the semifinals.
Argentina vs Chile Today’s Betting Prediction
On the one hand, both coaches will probably make changes in their lineups; On the other hand, in such a comparatively sportily insignificant clash traditionally the question must be answered, which team can motivate more. Due to the many uncertainties that are causing the outcome of the game, we would be against Argentina. Chile will definitely refrain from a prediction on the alleged favorites and instead focus on the odds on the underdog in the center of attention.
Until the semifinals, the Argentinians could not really convince in this Copa América. Especially in the group stage, the team of coach Lionel Scaloni struggled with only four points from three games in second place in the quarterfinals, where then at least Venezuela was shown thanks to a significant performance increase with 2: 0 in the barriers. However, the fact that football is known to be cruel and unfair, the gauchos finally experienced in the semi-final round. Against the arch rival from Brazil Lionel Messi and Co. offered by far the strongest tournament performance by far, but eventually lost with 0: 2 the short straw. The vice-world champion of 2014 missed on offense numerous chances and duped twice on the defensive.
“That’s incredible. Brazil gets everything. The referees snatched the game from us and made a lot of bullshit but never used the VAR. That’s incredible.” – Lionel Messi after losing to Brazil
In the aftermath, the players of the “Albiceleste” were very upset about the very commanding tone of the referee, who also refused to check the 2: 0, which was allegedly a foul on Lionel Messi in the Brazilian penalty area, using the VAR to check. In the end, therefore, remained a bland aftertaste, although the Argentines, of course, had the departure primarily attributable to themselves.
The crucial question will now be how the proud South Americans coped with this bitter pill. Are the Sky Blue Whites able to re-motivate themselves to take third place, or do the gauchos attacked in their honor deliberately refrain from burning off fireworks in the small final? Both scenarios seem quite possible, which is why we do not recommend the hint on the lower odds of the “Albiceleste” between Argentina and Chile alone. In search of possible motivational reasons, however, we quickly found what they were looking for, as both at the Copa América 2015 and at the anniversary edition of the South American Continental Championship 2016, Lionel Messi and Co. lost to the upcoming opponent. Despite the sporty limited importance so it is after all a lot of prestige.
Speaking of Lionel Messi … The star of FC Barcelona is playing so far not a good tournament and could, as so often in recent years, the Argentine game to put its stamp on. Although the successor of Diego Maradona in the homeland logically has cult status, there are increasing doubts whether a restart of the Seleccion is not slowly becoming inevitable. However, with the Copa América taking place again next year (to match the rhythm of the European Championship) and Argentina and Colombia, the chances are that “El Pulga” will once again hunt for his first title with the National team will go. For the match for third place is expected, moreover, that coach Scaloni does not bring his multiple world footballer from the beginning. It should not be the only change in the starting eleven.
Expected formation of Argentina:
➤ Armani; Saravia, Funes Mori, Foyth, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Paredes, Di Maria; Dybala; Martinez, Suarez
Last matches of Argentina:
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – Brazil vs. Argentina 2: 0 (Copa America)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Venezuela Vs. Argentina 0-2 (Copa America)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Qatar vs Argentina 0-2 (Copa America)
⚽️ 20.06.2019 – Argentina vs Paraguay 1: 1 (Copa America)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Argentina vs Colombia 0: 2 (Copa America)
For the Chilean national football team, this year’s Copa América was about making history. As the only second South American team in the history of the oldest national tournament in the world, the “La Roja” wanted to celebrate the title hat-trick. After the triumphs of 2015 and 2016, Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and colleagues again started as a co-favorite, but just against outsider Peru was followed in the semifinals of the knockout.
After a miserable performance over long distances, the defending champion came against the World Cup participants of 2018 with 0: 3 evil under the wheels. For comparison: In the previous four tournament games the world ranking 16 had. only conceded two goals and already played twice to zero. Against the Peruvians allowed the otherwise so venomous defensive but unusual individual mistakes. In general, it seemed that the “Equipo de Todos” underestimated the opponent a bit and then did not manage to turn the switch in time.
However, anyone who has come to know the mentality monsters from southwestern South America in recent years knows that such a discouraged, embarrassing performance is the absolute exception. In this respect, we also assume that coach Reinaldo Rueda will not need many words to grab the team in the honor and to motivate for the upcoming small final. Psychologically or mentally we see the South American champions of 2015 and 2016 even slightly in the advantage, since – subjectively classified – a 3-0 defeat in the semifinals after an extremely weak performance is better to digest than the unfortunate 0: 2 gauchos. We dare in duel against Argentina. Chile therefore the prediction that the Chileans classified as outsiders by the bookmakers keep the encounter open for a long time and finally fix the third rank.
Referring to the previous paragraph, we might as well imagine that the top performers around Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz or Alexis Sanchez will all have asked their coach to be on the pitch again from the start. The proud Chileans traditionally play with great dedication to their country and are eager to make amends in their homeland. We cite this “plus” of intrinsic motivation as the main argument in order to finish third in the game, against Argentina. Chile to risk a tip on the “La Roja”.
Expected formation of Chile:
➤ Arias; Isla, Medel, Maripan, Beausejour; Aranguiz, Pulgar, Vidal; Sagal, Vargas, Sanchez
Last matches of Chile:
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – Chile vs. Peru 0: 3 (Copa America)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Colombia Vs. Chile 0: 0 (Copa America)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Chile vs. Uruguay 0: 1 (Copa America)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Ecuador Vs. Chile 1: 2 (Copa America)
⚽️ 18.06.2019 – Japan vs Chile 0: 4 (Copa America)
Argentina vs Chile Direct Comparison
The duel Argentina vs. Chile is a true classic in South America. 88 international matches have already taken place between the two teams. The “Albiceleste” clearly leads the direct comparison with 58 victories. While 24 matches ended in a draw, the Chileans could only prevail in six cases. Among them, however, were the two most important encounters in the recent past, as both in 2015 and 2016, “La Roja” prevailed in the final of the Copa America – each on penalties – against the 2014 Vice World Champion. For another penalties on Saturday night are in Argentina vs.. Chile’s quotas at around 7.00.
Argentina vs Chile Football Betting Prediction Explained
The match for third place in major football events has been frowned upon for many years. The fact that the two semi-final losers in the “small finale” have to run again, has mainly commercial reasons, the many pros bellow bad. In this respect, it is traditionally difficult to outline the gameplay of such a game and recommend suitable bets. In our eyes, on Saturday evening, the decisive point will be whether the Argentinians or the Chileans can motivate more. However, the fact is that in the duel against Argentina. Chile betting odds for a success of Albiceleste – due to various risk factors – promise no value.
Key Facts – Argentina vs Chile tips
🔻 Argentina have not digested the 0: 2 in the semi-final against Brazil
🔻 The Chileans want to rehabilitate themselves in the homeland for the weak semifinals
🔻 In 2015 and 2016, the “La Roja” won the Copa final against the Gauchos on penalties
We even see “La Roja” in the lead as they defeated the Gauchos on penalties in the last two Copa Copa games (2015, 2016), and on the other hand, the clear defeat to Peru may have been better off than the Argentines their controversial 0: 2 against hosts Brazil.
The bottom line is, therefore, we decide between Argentina and Chile for a hint that the defending champion will be third. The bet also includes a possible extra time or a penalty shoot-out and yet offers very lucrative prices of 2.80 in the top, which are definitely overstated due to the numerous uncertainties.
Betting Prediction: Chile