Our prediction for this Copa America Centenario 2016 match:
History repeats itself. Argentina and Chile faced each other in the 2015 Copa America final, with La Roja emerging triumphant and la Albiceleste will have a chance to get their revenge on Pizzi’s team when the two sides take on each other in the Copa America Centenario final. The Argentinians hammered USA in the semis and seeing that Leo Messi has been in a thrilling form at the tournament, we would not be surprised if Tata Martino’s men find the net in Monday’s football match. Chile outclassed Mexico (7-0) in the Copa America quarter-finals and thanks to a 2-0 win over Colombia la Roja set up a meeting with Argentina in the title game. Alexis Sanchez looks unstoppable at the moment and taking into account that Pizzi’s men have been impressive in front of goal of late, we predict that over 2.5 goals will be scored in the MetLife Stadium showdown.
Highlighted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.
Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Division, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals.
Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Argentina):
Members of the CONMEBOL confederation Argentina national team are headed by coach Gerardo Martino and are considered one of the most nations in footballing world. Renowned for their attacking powers and defensive discipline Argentina have been playing their international matches since 1901 and their first ever competitive victory over Uruguay 3-2.
Commonly referred to as La Seleccion, Argentina are top of the FIFA World ranking, but their most recent records have been below par with the team last winning a major trophy in 1993. Two-time World Cup winners have lost the 2014 final to Germany coming agonizingly close to the crown they last won in 1986. Javier Zanetti is the most capped player with 143 matches to his name while Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi with 124 and 108 respectively are the current team members with most games to their name.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is six goals short behind Gabriel Batistuta who is the team’s top scorer with 56 goals he scored playing for La Seleccion from 1991 to 2002.