Chile vs. Mexico: Date, Time, Live Stream and 2015 Copa America Preview

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2015

Chile overcame Ecuador in their first game.
Chile overcame Ecuador in their first game.Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

Chile take on Mexico on Monday knowing a win will all but guarantee their qualification for the knockout stage of the Copa America.

The hosts comfortably overcame Ecuador 2-0 in their opening fixture in Group A, while Mexico were booed off the pitch after their lacklustre 0-0 draw with Bolivia in their first game.

Here is the full schedule and viewing information for the clash and a closer look at what to expect from the the two sides.

Date: Monday, June 15

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: beIN Sports

Live Stream: beIN Sports Play

While Mexico would normally be more or less a match for Chile, Miguel Herrera's side are far from full strength.

The likes of Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela, who would be among the biggest threats to Chile, are not present at the Copa America, as they are being saved for Mexico's campaign in the CONCACAF Gold Cup next month.

ESPN's Tom Marshall was less than impressed with Mexico's efforts against "South America's worst team" in their opening game.

Further, key defender Rafael Marquez limped out of the draw with Bolivia and so could be a doubt for the clash with Chile.

A depleted Mexico side failed to impress against Bolivia.
A depleted Mexico side failed to impress against Bolivia.Ricardo Mazalan/Associated Press

According to the Associated Press, via the Guardian, Herrera said: "We have to wait for the doctor’s result, but he felt something in his left leg. I didn’t want to risk it so I took him out."

This puts Mexico firmly on the back foot against Chile before the match even begins.

Chile, meanwhile, are shaping up to be genuine contenders in their home tournament. 

La Roja have never won the Copa America before, but as BT Sport's Max Bentley notes, they have a lot of factors in their favour at the moment.

Chief among these is star man Alexis Sanchez.

The 26-year-old comes into the tournament on the back of an incredible debut season with Arsenal, where he scored 24 goals and made 11 assists in all competitions.

Chile boast world-class talent in Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.
Chile boast world-class talent in Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press

The forward is also fourth on Chile's all-time goalscoring list and needs just three to move ahead of Carlos Caszely in third.

Sanchez looked as lively as ever in Chile's last game, assisting Eduardo Vargas and lighting up proceedings with his incredible dribbling skills.

The forward's pace and relentless work-rate will prove too much for Mexico's defence, while Arturo Vidal will limit El Tri's ability to create in midfield.

Expect Chile to reinforce their reputation as contenders with a confident and powerful display here.

Prediction: Chile 3-1 Mexico

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