Chile vs Argentina Live Streaming FIFA 2018 Qualifier: One of the highlights of this international break is the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualifying match between South-American giants Argentina and Chile. Last year’s Copa America champions Chile will locks horns with Argentina at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago, Chile on 24th March. FIFA world cup 2018 qualifiers from CONMEBOL is started on 24 March which is available on Pay per view in USA. Bein Sports will air this match on PPV with other three matches Uruguay vs Peru, Venezuela vs Chile and Paraguay vs Brazil.
Previously Bein Sports was planning to telecast all qualifying matches on tv channels and live streaming on their website. Now soccer fans in USA and Canada can watch this as a live tv coverage of teams Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru in mid-week. This match will be live telecast on Sony ESPM in India.
Chile’s form in the tournament of late has been a disappointment. They started off well by winning the first two matches against Brazil (2-0) and Peru (4-3). Then they had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Columbia. On Matchday 4, they dropped points, losing 0-3 to Uruguay. They will be hoping to turn things around on matchday 5.
Argentina, on the other hand has fared even worse than their opponents. They started with a 0-2 defeat to Ecuador before drawing the next two games against Paraguay (0-0) and Brazil (1-1). Finally, they managed to win a game in the tournament against Columbia on the road. Veteran defender Lucas Biglia was the scorer of the winning goal. Argentina though will be boosted by the return of superstar Lionel Messi to the starting eleven.
While Argentina looks formidable in the attack on paper with the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, they have only managed 2 goals in their previous 4 matches. Defensively also, they have looked shaky at times.
Argentina though has a lion share of success against their opponents, winning 8 times, drawing 4 times and losing only once in their previous 13 encounters. They won 2-1 against Chile during the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifiers.
In the standings, Chile currently occupies the wild card spot. The onus will be on them to win at home and to stay in contention for the top spot. Argentina needs to win as well to keep alive their chances of qualification.
The predicted result is a 3-1 victory for Argentina with Messi around.
Chile starting lineup (4-1-2-1-2 formation): Bravo; Mena, Jara, Medel, Isla; Diaz; Gonzalez, Vidal; Beausejour; Sanchez, Vargas
Argentina starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Romero; Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado; Mascherano, Biglia; Di Maria, Banega, Messi; Higuaín
Chile vs Argentina: Live Streaming and TV Coverage
- Argentina – TyC Sports Interior, TyC Sports Play, TyC Sports Argentina, Canal 7 TV Publica
- Chile – Fox Sports Chile, Mega
- India – Sony ESPN
- United States – beIN Sports PPV