Get football betting tips for Brazil v Chile ahead of their World Cup Second Round clash in Belo Horizonte at 5.00pm on Saturday June 28th.
Tournament hosts Brazil were always likely to meet a difficult opponent in the last 16 with Spain and Netherlands in Group B, but as things have transpired Chile will provide them with an equally tough test. A glance at the Match Odds at the time of writing reveals that Selecao can be backed at a general 8/13 with most online bookmakers, while the draw is 16/5 and Winner have gone top price 5/1 on a Chile win. Brazil have enough about themselves to edge the game, but can't afford to take their opponents lightly and can be overlooked at a short price in this market unless taking up the new customer offer of enhanced odds 5/2 Brazil to beat Chile with Titanbet.
Brazil were not as good as the 3-1 score-line suggested when beating Croatia in their opening World Cup match and were subsequently held to a 0-0 draw by a Mexican side which is not blessed with the best of defences. They did come to life when beating Cameroon 4-0 in their final Group A match, but little should be read into that result as the Indomitable Lions were already eliminated from the tournament. Luiz Filipe Scolari's side remain 3/1 favourites to lift the trophy and will probably win this match, but will need to be clinical in front of goal to do so as they are unlikely to enjoy as much freedom on the ball.
Chile looked lively when securing three points with a 3-1 win over Australia in their opening game, but it was their performance against Spain which made the footballing world take note. La Roja really set out to dominate the game and subjected the current trophy holders to an attacking masterclass with first half goals from Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz doing the damage as Spain failed to contain the rampant Chileans. Admittedly Chile were not quite at the same level when losing 2-0 to Netherlands in their final Group B match, but their passage to the Second Round was already assured and I expect them to be back on song against Brazil.
We've done well out of our Correct Score tips during the 2014 World Cup and with a tight game anticipated, taking Brazil to win 2-1 at best odds 8/1 with Ladbrokes is the recommended bet. Neymar was expected to be key to the Brazil's chances prior to the tournament and he is so far living up to all of the hype having notched 4 goals in 3 matches. He's been a real driving force for his nation and will be a handful for the Chile defence to deal with, take him to have the final say on the game at best odds 7/2 with William Hill in the Last Goalscorer market.
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