Stadium: Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos (Santiago de Chile).
In Round 9 of South American FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying, Chile will face Brazil. Almost two months ago, these teams played at Copa America, with the Brazilians winning 1-0. That said, let’s not forget that the upcoming meeting will take place in Santiago, and the Chileans play very well and don’t lose too often at home.
If Chile had not beaten the Brazilians in the quarterfinals, maybe the Reds would have moved on to the next stage of the 2021 Copa America. But they would have had to defeat Paraguay in the last round of the group stage, and Chile lost 0-2 to Guaraní. Besides the loss to Paraguay, the Chilean side was also unbeaten in the group stage, beating Bolivia and drawing twice with Uruguay and Argentina. All in all, a pretty good tournament for the Reds. As for the current standings, Chile are in seventh place, two points behind fifth-placed Colombia.
The Brazilian team is the World Cup 2022 qualification leader with 18 points, six more than their closest pursuer Argentina. Brazil have six wins in six games, with a 16-2 goal difference. The Pentacampeons’ excellent passing ability is conspicuous, with the Brazilians conceding an average of one goal in three games in the tournament. By and large, the Brazilian national team can be satisfied with a draw in the tournament because nothing threatens this team.
Expert Betting Tips
We cannot be sure that Brazil will win in Santiago. Chile knows how to play against the big teams. In the recent Copa America, the Chileans did not lose to Argentina, the future winners of the tournament. The Brazilians only beat the Reds 1-0. Chile are in great need of points. The Reds are not in a perfect position, although they still have enough time left before the end of the tournament. In this pair of bets, we will offer a combined option. Brazil are not sure to win, but in our opinion, also not to lose. As for the totals, we do not doubt that Friday’s game will not be productive. Here are our picks for X2+Total Under (2.5) for 1.84, Total Under (2) for 1.71, Both To Score - No for 1.54.