Brazil came into the World Cup as heavy tournament favorites as the host nation while Chile weren’t even predicted to get out of Group B and now they will face-off in the round of 16. Brazil is favored to win the game by a goal at even money. Click here for more World Cup betting odds.
Outside of their 2-0 shutout loss to now dispatched Spain in Game 2, Chile has looked very good in going 2-1 in three Group B matches. The Chileans stomped on Australia in their 3-1 World Cup opening win, though they enter this match coming off a humbling 2-0 loss to the Netherlands on Monday.
Unfortunately for Chile, my World Cup betting prediction for this matchup is not positive. In 15 matches against their fellow South Americans, Chile has won just once and drawn twice while losing 13 times and allowing a whopping average of 2.81 goals per game.
Starts: 06/29/2014 12:00PM
Brazil vs. Chile Betting Odds
Line: Brazil (-1, Even) vs. Chile (+1, -120)
Over/Under Total 2.5
More recently however, Chile has shown they can compete with the hosts of this year’s World Cup. A year ago, Chile played the Brazilians to a 2-2 draw while losing another friendly 2-1.
Chile’s consistent attacking style should give them a legitimate chance to win this match – as long as Chilean captain and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo brings his ‘A’ game that is.
Brazil pounded Croatia 3-1 in its World Cup opener before playing surprising Mexico to a nil all draw in their second Group A match. Brazil routed overmatched Cameroon 4-1 on Monday to win the group and advance to this match, but they’ll face a much tougher team in this Round of 16 match.
While the Brazilians have gotten four fantastic goals from superstar forward Neymar, the rest of the team has not lived up to every experts World Cup betting prediction. I believe the home crowd and the immense talent of Brazil will overwhelm an overmatched Chilean team.
My Pick: Brazil 3 goals to 1.