The Chile vs. Argentina live stream online and televised 2018 World Cup qualifying matchup for FIFA will be seen around the world on Thursday evening. In this CONMEBOL matchup, two teams near the middle of the standings will go after a victory in order to move up. As with the rules of qualifying from this particular conference in South America, only the top four teams qualify, with the fifth place team needing to win an international playoff matchup to move on. Will Lionel Messi help boost his Argentinian team to a huge win on Thursday night or will Team Chile grab the victory? The 2018 World Cup qualifying matchup’s live streaming and TV coverage comes via beIN Sports for United States viewers.
According to Sports Illustrated in their March 24 report, tonight’s game will be an anticipated rematch for these two teams who battled it out in the Copa America finals last year. The end result of that matchup was a 4-1 penalty shootout win by Chile leading to tonight’s intriguing rematch with both teams out of the top four spots in the CONMEBOL conference. Argentina currently has a 1-1-2 record with Chile at 2-1-1. The Chilean team features a relatively new coach, as Juan Antonio Pizzi replaced Jorge Sampaoli, who resigned just months ago. He’ll try to guide his first national team as a coach to a big win over a loaded Argentina lineup that just so happens to include one of the world’s best: Lionel Messi. For Chile, it will be a big night for goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who will try to keep his Barcelona teammate, Messi, and Argentina’s other scorers at bay.
Chile boasts top scorers Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez, who each have three goals so far in qualifying games. The team’s last qualifying matchup was back on Nov. 17, 2015, where they dropped a 3-0 decision to Uruguay. Prior to that, they managed to finish in a 1-1 draw with Colombia, but had two-straight victories over Brazil and Peru to open qualification play. If they can pull off a big win tonight, it certainly can put them in a prime position to be among the four South American teams that make it to the World Cup in Russia in a few years. However, the odds seem to currently be against them due to the boost their opponents get from their superstar’s return after four games missed.
For tonight’s matchup, Argentina finds themselves in the role of favorites, with Vegas Insider listing them at +115 to +120 at various sports books for tonight. Chile is priced at +245 t0 +250 at various books with the draw priced at +225 to +240. Tonight’s over/under goals total is at 2-1/2 goals for the game. While there are no odds out for the 2018 World Cup yet, Argentina leads odds to win the 2016 Copa America with 9 to 4, while Chile is fourth at 17 to 2, right behind Team USA.
Thursday night’s Chile vs. Argentina matchup gets started at approximately 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The live televised game coverage will be made available for United States viewers on beIN Sports channel. To watch the World Cup qualifying game live streaming online, U.S. subscribers will need to have an active beIN Sports Connect membership to use the website or mobile apps for live feeds. There is not any sort of live audio commentary listed as of this report via the Sirius XM Satellite Radio service.