ARG vs CHI: Walking on the back of an unbeaten run that stretches back to 2019, Argentina will take on Chile in a Group B fixture of the Copa América. Both teams will be playing their season’s opening game at the Olympic Stadium.
The two teams earlier went up against each other in 2015, 2016 finals and later matched up in the third-place playoffs of the 2019 edition.
Colombia shocked the Argentina fans as they went from losing to tying the World Cup Qualifier group stage match on June 9. Argentina’s Cristian Romero scored in the 3rd minute itself followed by Leandro Paredes’s beauty that gave Argentina a 2-0 lead. The second half turned things around completely. A penalty by Luis Muriel raised hopes for Colombia. Miguel Borja found the nets in the final seconds of added time to help Colombia bag a 2-2 draw.
Chile too faced a draw in their last encounter against Bolivia. Chile midfielder Erick Pulgar provided a fine start after halftime to give Chile the lead. However, they conceded a late Penalty by Bolivia striker Marcelo Moreno which settled the scores.
Match: Argentina vs Chile
Date & Time: 15th June 2021, 2:30 AM IST
Venue: Olympic Stadium
ARG vs CHI Head-to-Head
Over the years, Argentina has played Chile on 93 occasions. Out of those Chile have won just 8 times while Argentina has won a whopping 61 wins. 24 matches ended in draws.
Their last encounter in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ended in a 1-1 draw. A 24th-minute penalty by Lionel Messi was overshadowed by Alexis Sánchez’s equaliser to level scores.
ARG vs CHI Predicted Playing XI
Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuna, Giovani Lo Celso, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Emiliano Martinez(GK)
Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Eugenio Mena, Erick Pulgar, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz, Jean Meneses, Eduardo Vargas, Felipe Mora, Claudio Bravo(GK)
ARG vs CHI Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Claudio Bravo
Defenders: Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria (vice-captain), Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz, Giovani Lo Celso
Strikers: Lionel Messi (captain)