Copa America 2016: Tuesday Group Times, Odds, Live Stream and TV Schedule
Defending champions Chile face the prospect of crashing out of the 2016 Copa America at the group stages but can confirm a spot in the knockout rounds if they avoid to defeat to Panama on Tuesday in Group D.
Argentina have confirmed their place in the quarter-finals after winning two from two and will look to continue their perfect tournament when they face bottom of the group Bolivia in Seattle on Tuesday.
Chile and Panama have one win apiece, but a superior goal difference means La Roja need only avoid defeat in Philadelphia to advance from the group along with Argentina.
Here's a look at the schedule for Tuesday's Copa America Centenarioaction, along with match odds and television details:
Copa America Schedule, Odds
8 p.m./1 a.m.
Chile vs. Panama
Chile(2-5), Draw (22-5), Panama (9-1)
10 p.m./3 a.m.
Argentina vs. Bolivia
Argentina (2-13), Draw (44-5), Bolivia (25-1)
Fox Sports will broadcast the matches in the U.S, while Premier Sports will do so for the UK. The action can also be streamed live at Fox Soccer 2GO (U.S.) and FuboTV (U.S.).\
Chile were downed 2-1 by Argentina in their opener of this year's Copa—a repeat of the 2015 final—but they bounced back with a 2-1 victory over Bolivia last time out to keep their tournament hopes alive.
Midfielder Arturo Vidal was the key man against La Verde as he netted both Chile's goals, the winner coming from a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time, per Copa America 2016:Chile were handed a lifeline with the late spot-kick award and must step up their performance level if they are to go far again in this year'sCopa.
Panama will not be easy opponents on Tuesday as they know that a victory will see them into the knockout stages.
They were thrashed 5-0 by Argentina in their last match—substituteLionel Messi netting a 19-minute hat-trick—but claimed their three points by beating Bolivia, also 2-1, in the opener.
Blas Perez was the hero as he scored a double, and Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal is all too aware of the threat Panama pose to Chile's chances of advancing, per Radio Cooperativa(via FourFourTwo):
"Panama are physically very strong," said Vidal.
"We are going to better prepare for the game and hopefully will be able to show all the quality we have. These matches are very difficult, you have to keep improving, starting now."
Chile undoubtedly have the stronger squad. In Claudio Bravo they have a very experienced goalkeeper, while Gary Medel, Vidal, Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez are high-quality players.
Given that they need only a point to join Argentina in the quarter-finals they are heavy favourites to get the job done, but they must not be complacent against a capable Panama side.
Argentina have now won their last six matches on the bounce, while their Tuesday opponents, Bolivia, have lost their last six.
Given the quality in the Albiceleste squad—the likes of Messi, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano—there seems little doubt that they will earn a third win of the tournament against Bolivia.
With top spot in the group effectively already sealed—there would have to be a big swing in goal difference for Argentina not to advance as group winners—manager Gerardo Martino may choose to make some changes to the starting XI and rest his more important players.
However, they should still have more than enough quality to prevail against a struggling Bolivia side and take some decent momentum into the knockout rounds as they aim to claim a first Copa title since 1993.