Chile national team host visitors from Argentine in World Cup-2018 qualifying match. The fifth round match kicks-off on Friday, March 25.
Chile national team are Copa America-2015 champions and they had excellent results last year, winning 9 matches, tying 3 and losing another 3. This qualifying campaign isn’t going well so far as the team have 7 points after 4 matches with 7-7 goal difference. They are currently 5th in the standings. Jorje Sampaoli’s men don’t lose in their last 11 home matches, winning 8 and tying 3 games.
Argentine national team have even slower start as they have only 5 points after 4 matches with 2-3 goal difference. The team is currently on sixth place in the standings. So Messi and Co. have to take as many points as possible in upcoming matches so they won’t fall far behind the leaders.
Chile and Argentine have long history of the head-to-heads. Argentine have advantage but we can say that recent results are quite even. Their recent meeting in the final match on July 4th, 2015 gained Chile the Copa America title. We can expect Chile to extend their unbeaten run of results at home stadiums.
Prediction for the match: Chile to win with +0.5 Asian handicap.