Cameroon vs Chile: Vargas can fire La Roja to victory

Cameroon vs Chile: Vargas can fire La Roja to victory

Kick Off: 1900, 18/06/2017

Stadium: Spartak Stadium

TV: ITV4

Chile got the nod for outright glory in our overall Confederations Cup preview and are fancied to get off to a flying start in Group B by beating Cameroon in Moscow.

South American sides have a great record in this tournament and La Roja are worthy representatives from that region following two straight Copa America triumphs.

With Alexis Sanchez leading the way, we like 6/1 for a 2-0 triumph in our Cameroon vs Chile betting tips.

A Look At Cameroon’s Betting Odds

Cameroon upset Egypt when coming from behind to win the African Cup of Nations final 2-1 in February, with Vincent Aboubakar netting the crucial strike in the 88th minute.

The Indomitable Lions had also been underdogs when edging out Senegal and Ghana in the knockout stages of that competition and they will be eyeing more surprises when making an emotional return to this event.

Cameroon reached the final in 2003 after their last regional title, but that campaign was marred by the death of Marc-Vivien Foe after collapsing during their semi against Colombia.

However, coach Hugo Broos has admitted this step up in class may come too soon for his young team and they were thrashed 4-0 by Colombia in a warm-up match.

Looking at the Cameroon vs Chile odds, La Roja appeal at 3/2 to win to nil.

A Look At Chile’s Betting Odds

Chile were given a wake-up call when losing 3-2 to Romania in their final prep game, surrendering a 2-0 lead in Cluj after Gary Medel was sent off in the first half.

However, that defensive collapse was out of character for a side which kept clean sheets against Mexico, Colombia and Argentina in the latter stages of last year’s Copa America in the USA.

They also only conceded once from the quarter-finals onwards in the 2015 renewal of that tournament, with Medel and Arturo Vidal providing plenty of experience in front of Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo.

Striker Eduardo Vargas did at least show his well-being against Romania and we’re taking 20/1 for him to score first in a 2-0 success to complete out Cameroon vs Chile predictions.

Additional stats

Last result:

CAMEROON 0-4 Colombia

Romania 3-2 CHILE – Eduardo Vargas, Leonardo Valencia

Head-to-head: Chile 1-1 Cameroon

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