Chile vs Argentina prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/06/2024

Chile face their toughest game in Group A against Argentina on Wednesday and we're bringing you our predictions for the game.

A disappointing draw with Peru on matchday one looks likely to leave Chile needing a win in their final group game against Canada, assuming that Ricardo Gareca's team fail to beat Argentina.

Lionel Scaloni's side, captained by Lionel Messi, secured a 2-0 victory against Canada in their opening game in Group A and will be confident about their chances of maintaining their 100% start to the Copa America when they take on Chile on matchday two.

Chile vs Argentina prediction: La Albiceleste to make it back-to-back wins

Key Stats

  • Argentina have won each of their last six matches across all competitions, keeping clean sheets in four of those victories.
  • Chile have failed to score in three of their last six fixtures, including their opening Copa America game against Peru.
  • Argentina have scored at least two goals in four of their last five outings.
  • Lionel Messi is Argentina's all-time top scorer with 108 goals and heads into the Chile game on the back of nine goals in his last ten appearances for club and country.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Odds stacked against Chile

  • HOME: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%
  • DRAW: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • AWAY: 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Argentina are the expected winner of this game with a probability of 66.7%, and we agree with the bookmakers on this selection.

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Argentina unbeaten

The last five meetings between these two countries have produced three draws and two Argentinian victories, with Messi and co running out 2-1 winners when the pair last locked horns in 2022.

South America - World Cup Qualifying 28/01/22

Chile

Chile

1
Argentina

Argentina

2

Copa America 14/06/21

Argentina

Argentina

1
Chile

Chile

1

South America - World Cup Qualifying 04/06/21

Argentina

Argentina

1
Chile

Chile

1

International Match 06/09/19

Chile

Chile

0
Argentina

Argentina

0

Copa America 06/07/19

Argentina

Argentina

2
Chile

Chile

1

Chile preview: Disappointing against Peru

Chile would have been hoping to get off to a winning start at the 2024 Copa America when they faced Peru in Texas.

However, Víctor Dávila, Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas all fired blanks and the game ended in a goalless draw, so there is already pressure on Chile to get something out of the Argentina game as Peru are expected to pick up three points against Canada.

Predicted lineup: Bravo (GK), Isla, Lichnovsky, Díaz, Suazo, Pulgar, Valdés, Núñez, Sánchez, Vargas & Dávila 

Copa America 30/06/24

D

Canada

Canada

0

Chile

Chile

0

Copa America 26/06/24

L

Argentina

Argentina

1

Chile

Chile

0

Copa America 22/06/24

D

Peru

Peru

0

Chile

Chile

0

International Match 12/06/24

W

Paraguay

Paraguay

0

Chile

Chile

3

International Match 26/03/24

L

France

France

3

Chile

Chile

2

Argentina preview: Routine victory against Canada

Argentina had to wait until early in the second half to open the scoring against Canada.

Manchester City's Julian Alvarez got on the end of an Alexis Mac Allister ball in the 49th minute to hand Argentina a deserved lead and it was Alvarez's replacement Lautaro Martínez that made sure of the victory two minutes from time after he was setup by Lionel Messi.

Predicted lineup: E. Martínez (GK), Acuña, Molina, Romero, L. Martínez, Di María, Paredes, De Paul, Mac Allister, Messi & Álvarez 

Copa America 15/07/24

W

Colombia

Colombia

0

Argentina

Argentina

1

Copa America 10/07/24

W

Canada

Canada

0

Argentina

Argentina

2

Copa America 05/07/24

W

Ecuador

Ecuador

1 (2)

Argentina

Argentina

1 (4)

Copa America 30/06/24

W

Peru

Peru

0

Argentina

Argentina

2

Copa America 26/06/24

W

Chile

Chile

0

Argentina

Argentina

1

Player to watch – Alexis Mac Allister

Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister played the full 90 minutes against Canada, creating one of Argetnina's two goals against the North Americans.

Alexis Mac Allister player to watch
Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister controls the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

The 25-year-old midfielder has 27-caps and two goals for his country, operating largely as a deep-lying playmaker who also has the ability to win the ball back and start counter-attacks.

Picked up an assist on matchday one

We're backing Mac Allister to put in yet another impressive display in the heart of Argentina's midfield against Chile on Wednesday night, helping to guide his country to another three points.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things