Stadium: Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)
Brazil have beaten Chile in their last three consecutive head-to-head encounters by a combined score of 5-0. Will Martin Lasarte’s side be able to break their streak now? We predict the Brazilians will once again be closer to success!Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Brazilian national team has already made it to the last part of the World Cup 2022, and they did it a long time ago. The Yellow and Green have conducted the present qualifying tournament almost ideally. They had not lost a single point in the opening nine rounds, and the next six games saw three draws and three victories, but they had already solved all their problems. Despite such a successful performance, Tite has called up for the March games close to the best squad, which will include Dani Alves, Filipe Coutinho, Neymar and Vinicius, so there will certainly not be any indulgences for the opponents.
The Chilean national team missed the last World Cup, and now risks missing out on the World Cup in Qatar. In the opening ten rounds, the Reds managed only one win, making their chances of eventual success close to zero, but they have gradually improved. In their last six meetings, Martin Lasarte’s side has won four games, losing only to Ecuador and Argentina 0-2 and 1-2, respectively. Such uneven results leave the Chileans in sixth place in the standings, with the qualifiers two rounds from the top five trailing by two points, so there is little chance of them making it to the 2022 World Cup.
History of head-to-head encounters
The teams have played 39 head-to-head encounters throughout their history. The Brazilians have won 29 games. Five of the games ended in a draw, while the other five ended in stronger positions. The goal difference is also on the side of the Yellow and Green, 98-38. In the current qualifying tournament, the opponents met once and Brazil’s players won 1-0.
Expert Betting Tips
The national team of Brazil in the current qualifying tournament plays pragmatically, but such reliable football brings them benefits. The Yellow and Green have picked up 12 wins and three draws in 15 games and are well on their way to making the tournament as they head to World Cup 2022. Also, Tite’s side has not lost a point in seven home games, conceding only once, which reduces the Chileans’ chances of success to a minimum. The coaching staff of the hosts called up all of their leaders for the March games, so even now a bet on a victory to nil for the Brazilian national team for 2.24 begs to be placed.
It is unlikely that we should expect a goal extravaganza in the upcoming encounter. In the last three head-to-head encounters, Brazil’s national team has not conceded a goal from the Chileans even once. In only five previous head-to-head encounters, the opponents have managed only eight goals between them (average 1.60 goals per game) - a very modest figure. Now, the Reds are in a difficult tournament situation, in which they are unlikely to take any chances, the risk of losing points is too high, and the Brazilians are unlikely to destroy their opponent. Given this, the best option for the prediction seems to be Total Under 2.5 goals for 1.85.
Neymar took part only in ten matches of the current qualifying tournament but scored seven goals in them, which allows him to share the second line in the battle for the best snipers qualification for the World Cup 2022. He’s not as prolific at PSG, with just five goals in 15 games in this campaign, but he’s always been far superior to his club in the Brazil national team shirt. In such a situation, a bet on Neymar’s goal for 2.05 is worth considering.
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