Portugal vs Chile Prediction & Preview

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Portugal vs Chile Prediction & Preview
Competition : Confederations Cup – Semi Final
Date: 28 June 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 GMT Time
Stadium: Kazan Arena (Kazan)

Portugal vs Chile Preview :

The two heavyweights in the Confederations Cup are set to clash in Kazan this Wednesday, as Portugal and Chile will play with a Final berth on the line. The winner would secure a berth in the Final stage, so there is no question both sides will be extra motivated for this contest.

Portugal reached this stage by topping Group A after drawing with Mexico, narrowly outlasting Russia and thrashing New Zealand. The European champions showed touches of brilliance at times, and Cristiano Ronaldo led them by example, but overall their performances have not been too convincing. They were rather fragile in defence in their first fixture, and lacked flair in attack in the second, even after limiting the Russians to zero attempts at the target. That is important for our Portugal vs Chile preview.

The Copa America champions finished second in Group B of the Confederations Cup, after dramatically beating Cameroon and drawing with Germany and Australia. Arturo Vidal has been their top player, while Alexis Sanchez is gradually returning to fitness – the Arsenal star completed the whole 90 minutes against the Socceroos. They are in decent form, and the game is very even, which makes our Portugal vs Chile predictions hard to make.

Portugal’s recent results:

  • Latvia 0-3 Portugal
  • Portugal 2-2 Mexico
  • Russia 0-1 Portugal
  • New Zealand 0-4 Portugal
  • Chile’s recent results:
  • Romania 3-2 Chile
  • Cameroon 0-2 Chile
  • Germany 1-1 Chile
  • Chile 1-1 Australia

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

Portugal XI: Patricio – Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu, Moutinho, Carvalho, Silva, Quaresma, Ronaldo, Nani

Chile XI: Herrera – Isla, Medel, Jara, Beausejour, Diaz, Aranguiz, Vidal, Fuenzalida, Sanchez, Vargas

Portugal vs Chile Head-to-Head Stats (H2h):

  • This is only the second-ever meeting between the nations, with the first producing a 1-1 draw in March 2011
    IF 26-03-2011 FT Portugal 1 : 1 Chile

Portugal vs Chile Prediction:

  • Chile are into the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup despite only winning one group game. Portugal, meanwhile, have won two of their three matches in the Confederations Cup and haven’t conceded a goal in their last two matches.
  • Portugal are favourites to progress to the final as they look to follow up their Euro 2016 success and should overcome a Chile side that have not really got going in this tournament.

  Prediction : Portugal 2 – 1 Chile

Portugal vs Chile Betting Tips :

FT – Portugal to win 2.83 at Bet365
FT – Draw 3.25 at Bet365
FT – Chile to win 3.28 at Bet365

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