Portugal vs Chile: Stick with South American stars

Portugal vs Chile: Stick with South American stars

Kick Off: 1900, 28/06/2017

Stadium: Kazan Arena

TV: ITV

The cream has risen to the top in the Confederations Cup and we’re sticking with Chile to edge out Portugal in the first of two cracking semi-finals.

La Roja were our pre-tournament pick to lift the trophy and the 2015 and 2016 Copa America champions appeal at odds against to book a final date with Germany or Mexico.

Alexis Sanchez and Co are 21/20 to get past the Euro 2016 winners and that will do for us in our Portugal vs Chile betting tips.

A Look At Portugal’s Betting Odds

Portugal powered into the knockout stages with a 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand on Saturday, with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the crossbar with a header before breaking the deadlock from the penalty spot.

That victory was marred by Manchester City recruit Bernardo Silva picking up an injury in netting a well-worked second, but Portugal continued to look dangerous on the counter-attack before Andre Silva and Nani completed the rout.

The European champions also played some exciting football in a previous win over hosts Russia and a 2-2 draw with Mexico, so it is hard to see them being kept at bay for the full 90 minutes here.

Both teams to score is available at 91/100 in the Portugal vs Chile odds.

A Look At Chile’s Betting Odds

Chile were workmanlike rather than spectacular in qualifying as Group B runners-up, beating Cameroon 2-0 and then drawing 1-1 with both Germany and Australia.

Head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi accepted the performance against the Socceroos was patchy but hinted he expects to see a far more focused and intense La Roja team in the knockout stages.

Asked about facing Portugal next, he said: “It’ll be difficult, but we won’t make it easy for them either. We’re going to compete and try to beat them.”

La Roja proved they can handle the pressure of competition football by seeing off Mexico, Colombia and Argentina in the latter stages of last year’s Copa America.

They don’t fear going to extra-time or penalties either, winning back-to-back Copa America deciders via spot-kicks, so 21/4 for a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes is added to our Portugal vs Chile predictions.

Additional stats

Last result

New Zealand 0-4 PORTUGAL – Cristiano Ronaldo (pen), Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva, Nani

CHILE 1-1 Australia – Martin Rodriguez

Head to head: Chile 1-4 Portugal, Portugal 1-1 Chile

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