Brazil vs Chile – betting tips, match preview and prediction

World Cup BettingBrazil plays Chile in the second World Cup 1/8-final on Monday at 19:30 BST in Johannesburg at Ellis Park. All eyes will be on South Africa for this fantastic football match between two of the World Cup’s finest so far. Both sides have impressed with their creative and free flowing attacking football, but who will be victorious in this all South American 1/8-final.

Match Preview

The South American sides are just dominating the 2010 World Cup and none have left the tournament yet after both Uruguay and Argentina went on to the quarter-final. Tonight one team will be guaranteed to leave, when Brazil takes on Chile in an all South American clash for the quarter-final spot.

The Chileans have been applauded for their entertaining offensive style at the World Cup. Playing their somewhat bold 3-3-1-3 formation putting high pressure on their opponents and showing great offensive qualities, they have deservedly progressed to the knockout stage of the competition. This said their weaknesses were displayed in the match against Spain, where they time and again was captured high in the field opening up for counterattacks. Nevertheless there is something pure and beautiful about their gung-ho style, but it does seem questionable whether it will be enough to progress to the final eight.

On the other side Brazilian coach Dunga has been criticized for his defensive and more pragmatic playing style, which according to critics does not suit the Selecao. In addition the Brazilians did have trouble playing against defensive North Korea, but showed their potential against Ivory Coast and more important, what they can do against more offensive and adventurous sides.

Team Updates

Brazil’s biggest star Kaka will be returning for the match after his one match ban. In addition Elano and Robinho are available after minor injuries before the match and will likely be starting tonight. Two players are still questionable, as Melo has problems with a sprained ankle and Baptista with his knee.

The match against Spain was quite expensive for Chile with three players being suspended for the match today. Both Ponce and Medel in defence saw their second yellow, while Estrada received a red card against Spain. On the positive side Fernandez and Carmona will be returning after serving their one match ban. It is still questionable whether they will use Suazo up front or chose Valdivia once again.

Brazil vs Chile betting tip

Our betting pick is Brazil to win with 2 goals or more at odds 2.50 at 888 Sports.

Brazil and Chile played each other two times in their World Cup qualifiers and both games ended with comfortable win for Brazil. The first game in Chile ended with a 3-0 win and the reserve fixture with 4-2. This extended Brazil’s dominance against Chile to a total of seven wins in a row. At the World Cup they have played each other two times and both times Brazil was victorious. Unfortunately for Chile, we believe their losing streak will be extended tonight, despite their promising and exciting offensive play. They will more than likely endure the same kinds of problems against Brazil, as they did against Spain in their last match, which will be deciding factor. At the same time Brazil have a huge psychological advantage from their recent encounters and furthermore fully match the qualities of Chilean side. Our match prediction will be similar result to the two sides’ recent encounters and a comfortable 3-0 or 3-1 win for Brazil.

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