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Betting on the Favorites: Lionel Messi, Argentina vs Chile

Argentina managed a hard-fought 2-0 win against Canada in its Copa America 2024 debut. Now, Lionel Messi and company are -230 in our Copa America odds to defeat Chile, a team that not only failed to defeat Peru, it also failed to score. However, if you’re rushing to bet on a winner, remember that three of the last five meetings between the two at Copa America finished with a draw.

How should we bet on this match? Let’s take a closer look.

Betting on the Favorites: Lionel Messi, Argentina vs Chile
Argentina forward Lionel Messi -Miguel Rodríguez / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via A


Chile vs Argentina Game Information

  • Game: Chile vs Argentina
  • Date: Tuesday, June 25
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
  • Chile vs Argentina Live Stream: Fubo.tv


Chile vs Argentina Betting Odds

pk +135
pk -155
O 2 -135
U 2 +115
O ½ -205 | U ½ +155
Team Total
O 1½ -135 | U 1½ +105


Halftime/Fulltime Best Prop Bet for Chile vs Argentina

Unexpectedly, the first half between Argentina and Canada finished with a goalless draw. However, Argentina only needed four minutes into the second half to score the opener. No, it wasn’t Messi, it was Julian Alvarez.

That’s one of the main reasons for Argentina to be heavily favored in our soccer odds, the team’s depth. The 2-0 was scored by Lautaro Martinez, who came off the bench despite having finished the Italian Serie A season as the top scorer with 24 goals. That’s right, Argentina can afford to have Martinez as a substitute.

“We expected the game to be tough. Physically, they’re very strong, but we were patient enough to find spaces and luckily were able to score the opener in the early minutes of the second half. We need to remain patient because teams play differently against us, more motivated,said Messi during a post-game interview.

Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is one of the best in the business and was crucial for the national team to win the 2022 World Cup.

Messi didn’t score, but he finished with one assist and overall played a good game. The same for Angel Di Maria, who like Messi is probably playing his last Copa America. Again, Argentina’s depth isn’t fair. Superstars like Alejandro Garnacho and Enzo Fernandez, who play for powerhouses in the English Premier League, didn’t play in the team’s debut!



Chile vs Argentina Betting Tips

  • Argentina won the last meeting between the two 2-1.
  • Both scored in four of their last five meetings.
  • The total has gone over 2½ in two of their last five encounters.
  • Three of their last five meetings at Copa America finished with a draw.
  • The average number of goals in the first half in meetings between these two is 1.6.
  • Chile averages 0.8 goals against Argentina.
  • Argentina averages 1.2 goals against Chile.
  • Both kept a clean sheet in their Copa America 2024 debut.


Don’t Fall for Chile’s Tempting Betting Line

Chile isn’t used to being the underdog. Last Friday, the team was favored to defeat Peru but failed to do so. The match finished with an unexpected boring goalless draw. However, Chile won possession with 65 percent and finished with 11 shots in total.

You can expect Alexis Sanchez and company to rely on the counterattack when facing Argentina. Precisely, Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas represent Argentina’s main threat. Sanchez had a great season in Serie A with Inter Milan, while Vargas already won the Golden Boot in three different editions of the continental tournament (2011, 2015, and 2016).

Chile is listed at a +680 betting line to win straight up, a tempting price considering eight of the last 10 meetings between these two at Copa America finished with a draw or a one-goal difference. However, this is not the best way to bet here.

I do believe Chile will score, which leads me to recommend you take Over 2½ goals at +110 odds, and I don’t expect the clash to finish with a draw, I like Argentina to win 2-1 with a late goal.



Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.


Questions Of The Day

What was the score the last time these two met at the Copa America?

The match finished 1-1.

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