Brazil vs Chile Betting Preview & Our Prediction
The top 16 round of World Cup in soccer could not have started much better – hosts Brazil are facing Chile in the opening match of quarterfinals. Check out our betting preview and prediction for the game below.
- Will Neymar (pictured) take down Chile?
Brazilians got out of their group as number 1, which wasn’t really much of a surprise. Truth be told, the team looked far from what everyone including bookmakers expected from them. They beat Croatia 3:1 in the opening game, drawn with Mexico 0:0 and beat Cameroon 4:1 in their last game. While their wins might seem good, they weren’t, especially against Croatia that actually scored first to put Brazil behind.
The only player who is sort of living up to expectations put on him is Neymar, scoring four goals in three games for Brazil. Defensive line should be quite good for brazilians, as they only let 2 goals in during group matches.
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Chile had a very unlucky group draw, at least so thought many soccer experts and bookmakers alike. Well, they managed to beat last World Cup holders, Spain, in their second game as well as took down Australia. Chile only lost to Netherlands in their last game 0:2, which was the deciding battle for top spot in their group. It actually was the most important game in tournament for both teams so far, since the loser had to face Brazil, while the winner would face relatively weaker Mexicans.
Regardless of their loss to Holland, Chile looked great in their group games and Brazil will not have an easy one here. Bookmakers seem to think that Brazil are massive favorites in this game, since the betting line is 6.25 on Chile.
Strong sides of Chileans include their defense, as they only lost 3 goals in 3 games, with 2 of them to Netherlands. They also are well known for not wasting any chances given, with Alex Sanchez being the top scorer and star player.
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Game Prediction & Betting Pick
Even though Brazilians in fact are favorites to win this match and the whole World Cup, the line offered by bookmakers is simply too good to pass on Chileans. I would suggest backing Chile to win this match with no doubt at all. With odds like this Chileans have to win 16% of the time – doable for sure! The line on Brazil is simply way too thin to be considered a safe bet or value bet.
Another good bet is under 2.5 goals scored, since both teams have good defense and extraordinary goaltenders. Take this bet up with Bovada !