Argentina will be hoping to claim their first major silverware since 1993 when they take on Chile in Sunday’s Copa America final at the MetLife Stadium.
The only team to win all five games at this tournament, Gerardo Martino’s men are 4/5 (1.80) favourites with Betway to finally end their barren spell by coming out on top in New Jersey. However, they came up short on penalties in last year's final against the same opposition in Chile, who are available at 15/4 (4.75) to pull off another shock victory this time out.
That clash saw the only draw in the last seven matches between these two sides, who are priced at 5/2 (3.50) to also take this one into extra-time after a deadlocked 90 minutes of action.
While the memory of last summer’s painful final defeat will undoubtedly be playing on Argentine minds, their form this time around suggests there may have never been a better time to pick up a first major trophy since their last Copa America win 23 years ago. Inspired by a Lionel Messi who broke his country’s international goalscoring record with a magnificent free-kick against the USA in the semi-final, La Albiceleste are looking positively irresistible coming into this showdown.
Argentina's wins at this summer’s competition have been achieved by an aggregate scoreline of 18-2 and serve to stretch their winning streak to nine consecutive victories.
Included in that nine-game stretch are two wins over Sunday’s opposition, having beaten La Roja on their own turf in March’s World Cup qualifier as well as their opening game of this competition. With Messi joined in attack by an in-form Gonzalo Higuain who has struck four times in the last two matches, it is hard to see history repeating itself with another Chile victory this time out.
Given their current form, those 4/5 (1.80) odds surely cannot be missed on Argentina finally ending their long wait for glory by running out worthy champions in this showpiece final.
|Argentina to win at 4/5 (1.80) for a 3pt stake with Betway|