Preview:Copa America -- Brazil VS Chile

Posted Fri, 02 Jul 2021 11:03:40 GMT        

Copa America - Brazil VS Chile

Match Time: 03-07-2021 05:30 Saturday

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Match Preview

In this round of Copa America, Brazil VS Chile. Having come in with major expectations to retain the Copa America title on home soil after lifting the trophy in 2019, Brazil almost seamlessly cruised through the group stage, winning their first three matches.The Selecao looked particularly formidable in their first two games, as goals from Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa fired them to a 3-0 win over Venezuela, before they thrashed Peru 4-0 in the following match.In that game, Alex Sandro opened the scoring in the first half and Neymar would double their lead in the 68th minute before late goals from Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison sealed a dominant win for Tite's men.They then kept their perfect start going against Colombia, in a much tighter affair, as the defending champions trailed for the majority of the encounter following Luis Diaz's stunning opener.It took until the 78th minute for Brazil to equalise through Roberto Firmino, and all three points would be sealed when Casemiro headed in a corner in the 10th minute of added time.However, they were held to a disappointing result last time out, as an Angel Mena equaliser after Eder Militao's opener saw Ecuador come away with a 1-1 draw in the final group game, not allowing the Selecao to continue building momentum going into the quarter-finals.Nevertheless, Tite and his side will remain very confident going into Saturday's clash with the country's expectations on their shoulders, as they aim to make a fairly smooth passage through to the semi-finals.Chile manager Martin Lasarte reacts during the match on June 25, 2021


In their way stands a Chile side who will also aim to bounce back from a disappointing end to the group stage, having lost their final game 2-0 at the hands of Paraguay.Braian Samudio put their opponents ahead in the 33rd minute, and Miguel Almiron made no mistake in converting a penalty to double their lead and put the game out of sight on the hour mark.That followed a much more positive start to the campaign, as they earned commendable points in 1-1 draws with the two group favourites Argentina and Uruguay, as well as defeating Bolivia 1-0.Eduardo Vargas was on the scoresheet in both draws to earn his side two crucial points, levelling the game after Lionel Messi's free kick for Argentina, while he gave his side the lead against Uruguay before Luis Suarez drew La Celeste level.Ben Brereton was the hero in their only win of the tournament so far, as his goal in the 10th minute against Bolivia was the difference between the two sides and one of the main reasons why they find themselves in the quarter-finals.Although the odds are somewhat stacked against Martin Lasarte's men, they will know that they have the quality in their side to pull off an upset, and La Roja will certainly battle hard against the tournament favourites.


Brazil possible starting lineup:Alisson; Emerson, Militao, Marquinhos, Sandro; Richarlison, Fabinho, Casemiro, Everton; Neymar, Jesus


Chile possible starting lineup:Bravo; Isla, Medel, Sierralta, Mena; Vidal, Aranguiz, Alarcon; Pinares, Vargas, Brereton


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.40-4.50-8.50,the 1x2 live odds are 1.36-4.75-9.50.And the Kelly Criterion is 0.95-0.93-0.97.Therefore, Brazil will win in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Brazil (69.96%)

Draw (20.03%)

Chile (10.01%)


Preview:Copa America -- Brazil VS Chile