Brazil is the favorite in this World Cup round of 16 match up between South American teams and, while Chile will be shorthanded in this match.
Brazil vs. Chile – Current Match Odds
has Brazil at -200 with Chile at +574 with a draw at +275 and a goal total of 2.5.
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Even with a full squad Chile would be the major underdog against five-time World Cup champion Brazil, but they will be missing three players in this match due to suspension. MF Marco Estrada was sent off with a red card in their last match against Spain and he will not play against Brazil.
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With the offense Brazil has Chile has to play great defense, but they will be without two of their starting defenders, as Waldo Ponce and Gary Medel both got a yellow card in the Spain match, which was the second match they had picked one up so they are suspended for this one.
In their last group matches on Friday Chile lost to Spain 2-1 and Brazil played to a 0-0 draw against Portugal.
While Chile lost three players Brazil will get a big one back, as Kaka is back after missing the Portugal match due to a suspension.
Chile has a solid offense and they like to push forward and attack, but they have to be wary of the Brazil counter-attack. Brazil struggled against Portugal since they packed the defense and gave Brazil no space. It may be wise for Chile to do that as well, but that is not their MO since they are an attacking squad.
Chile G Claudio Bravo made a huge error in the Spain match and it cost them a goal and he cannot make mistakes against Brazil. He will be counted on to have a great match for Chile for them to pull off the upset, especially since the squad’s defense is depleted.
Striker Alexis Sánchez is the main scoring weapon for Chile and he will have to play well and pressure the defense of Brazil.
Brazil is great at controlling the match and that all starts with MF Kaka. Chile cannot allow Brazil to dominate the time of possession in this match.
Chile’s defense has to mark Luis Fabiano and Robinho and not give them space around their box.
Brazil simply has too much talent and while they are not the dazzling squad the country has fielded in the past they play great defense and are masters of the counter-attack. Chile may give them problems in the first half, but Brazil is too talented and they will win this match.
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Holland vs. Slovakia
In the first match on Monday Holland is the big favorite facing Slovakia. It is no surprise Holland is in the knockout stage, but it is surprising Slovakia is, as they shocked Italy beating the defending champions in their last group match to advance to the playoffs.
has Holland at -250 with Slovakia at +700 and a draw at +315 and a goal total of 2.5.
Holland has a great offense and while their defense is seen as a weakness they only gave up one goal in their three group matches. Slovakia will have to pull off another shocker to advance to the quarterfinals, but they will have to play great defense to do it.
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