Chile vs Switzerland – betting tips, match prediction and preview

World Cup BettingIn the second World Cup match Monday Chile takes on Switzerland at 15:00 BST at Port Elizabeth. The red hot chili pepper’s from Chile won their opener 1-0 against Honduras, but will be up against a Swiss team filled with confidence after their greatly surprising win over the World Cup favorites from Spain. Either team could book their ticket among the last 16 today, which would be a historic opening performance by both sides at the World Cup ever.

Match Preview

The biggest shock at the World Cup must be the headline for Switzerland’s performance and stunning win against Spain in the opening match. The Swiss was given no chances before the match with pre-tournament favorites Spain, but played their chance beautifully and perfected the game by winning 1-0. Opposite Spain they were able to score when it mattered and although it was not entirely well deserved, Ottmar Hitzfeld’s side probably doesn’t and shouldn’t care about it. However, Hitzfeld have quickly pointed out that they are not the favorites against Chile and need to work the same kind of pressure, they used against Spain. In addition he has pointed to the fact that Chile’s victory against Honduras was way too small and could have been 3-0 or 4-0 instead of the mere 1-0.

The Chileans made history of their own with the 1-0 victory against Honduras, which was their first in 48 years at the World Cup. Most experts have been very impressed with Marcelo Bielsa’s side in both qualification and their first match, where they have been employing their fast paced attack brilliantly. Today they face a big challenge breaking down the Swiss army of defenders, which held back mighty Spain in the opener. However they must be confident that their fast play will be able to open up a very heavy Swiss defence.

Team Updates

Switzerland must do without their defensive general Philippe Senderos after his injury in the opening match, but their attack will likely be strengthened by captain Alexander Frei and strong midfielder Valon Behrami. They both were out in the match against Spain and will be a nice addition to the team, if they should be ready.

Chile’s attack could be strengthened as well, if striker Humberto Suazo returns to the team. Currently he is expected to start in a three man offensive, which could prove dangerous for the Swiss with his record of 10 goals in the qualification.

Chile vs Switzerland betting tip

Our betting pick is an outright win for Chile at odds 2.20 at 888 sports.

One might have been tempted to bet on the underdogs from Switzerland after their surprise against Spain, but honestly they were lucky in the match and easily could have lost the match, if Spain had scored on just some of their huge chances. Chile is by far the best side of the two and should win the match way more than half the times, which make the odds for Chile quite valuable considering the quality of the teams. The Swiss will play their chance again with a strong defence, but will have a very hard time with the quick legged players from Chile. Our match prediction will be a 2-1 or 3-1 win for Chile and players looking for more value could consider the Chile-1 handicap bet at fine odds 4.75 at 888 Sports.

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