Argentina vs Chile
Argentina takes on their South American neighbors Chile in this must win encounter for them in Pool D. The Pumas will want a big win in this match which will set up a final round showdown with Japan for the second qualifying spot. Chile will be looking to restore some pride after they were thrashed 71-0 by England in their last match. Los Cóndores will be fired to face their neighbors in what is the first ever match against them. They will want to get on the scoreboard early in the game to avoid another whitewash.
TIP: The Pumas team for this match is unrecognizable from their last outing with as many 13 changes. It remains to be seen if the cohesion of the team is affected by the raft of changes. They are fortunate to be able to call on the likes of veteran flyhalf Nicholas Sanchez. Chile have stuck to largely the same team that lost their last match. The players will be fired up after the humiliation against England and should come out firing. The bookies have Argentina as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.01, Gbets 1.01 and Hollywoodbets 1.01
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Argentina vs Chile
- This is a first ever meeting between the teams.
Latest results for both teams
Argentina beat Samoa 19-10 in their last match while Chile lost 71-0 against England in their last match.
The Pumas will be captained by experienced centre Jeronimo de la Fuente in the absence of regular skipper Julian Montoya. One of the disappointing aspects of Argentina’s game has been their inability to cross the whitewash, scoring just two tries in their opening two matches. Chile have the same problem and will be looking to their fullback Inaki Ayarza to provide the attacking impetus to the backline. Their scrumhalf Marcelo Torrealba has looked dangerous around the rucks and they will need him to be at his sniping best. The Pumas will have too much firepower for Chile therefore I predict an Argentina win by 43 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Martín Bogado, 14 Rodrigo Isgro, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (c), 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Pedro Rubiolo, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Eduardo Bello, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Joel Sclavi
15 Inaki Ayarza, 14 Santiago Videla, 13 Domingo Saavedra, 12 Matias Garafulic, 11 José Ignacio Larenas, 10 Rodrigo Fernandez, 9 Marcelo Torrealba, 8 Raimundo Martínez, 7 Clemente Saavedra, 6 Martín Sigren (c), 5 Javier Eissmann, 4 Santiago Pedrero, 3 Matias Dittus, 2 Augusto Bohme, 1 Javier Carrasco
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Argentina victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Chile handicap:
The complete odds on the Chile handicap:
Betway 1.90 (+50.5)
Gbets 1.87 (+50.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+50.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There is no money to be made on the Argentina outright win therefore we suggest Chile on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+50.5), Gbets 1.87 (+50.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+50.5)
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