Odds of 57/100 about Brazil triumphing over Chile within 90 minutes suggest that they rate shoo-ins for victory, but the truth is far from that.
Chile have played some of the most intoxicating football of the tournament so far and they’re insulted with a win price of 9/2 and draw fractions of 31/10.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side look the value at 12/5 to qualify and here’s why new bwin.com punters should invest the £30 free bet they receive in return for sign up accordingly:
An aggregate of the sides’ last two meetings has the Selecao ahead by a single goal.
Twice have our adversaries danced on Brazilian terrain within the past two campaigns, with a La Roja earning a 2-2 draw and most recently sustaining a 2-1 defeat.
These sides are far more evenly matched than the odds suggest.
The Canarinho defence has been breached in two of their three World Cup games.
Despite keeping seven clean sheets in ten games prior to the tournament, their Tiago Silva-squired rearguard looked far from assured in the groups.
Scolari’s men struggled to break down Croatia and Mexico in the group stage.
Despite notching a hearty seven goals in their section, four came against a Cameroon side in disarray, while all three they plundered against Croatia had an element of fortune about them.
Mexico shut out the Canarinho too, which hardly makes their attack look like 57/100’s-worth of incisive.
Eduardo Vargas has the map for Julio Cesar’s treasure hidden about his person.
La Roja’s Napoli-owned striker has netted on both occasions he’s done battle with the Selecao.
He’s already got his eye in at the World Cup, having struck a composed opener against Spain two outings back, and the 24-year-old from Santiago and can be backed to smite the hosts once more at 11/4.