Ahead of this Copa América (CA) 3rd place play-off, Argentina look primed to establish their dominance over Chile in the all-time series (W58, D24, L6). That noted, Argentina failed to win their opening two games, even when as clear pre-match favorites.
After that ‘false start’ Argentina strung together two consecutive 2-0 victories. Notably, four of Argentina’s five CA matches have now ended 2-0 one way or the other (W2, D1, L2), and that could yet combine with the fact that no Argentina side has yet lost against a team fielded by Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda (W2, D3).
That noted, Chile is not huge underdogs, having lost just three of their last 17 matches at these finals: W10, D4, L3 (90 minutes only). Chile has scored an average of 2.06 goals per match across the aforementioned period, although they managed just one goal in three matches vs Argentina across it.