Brazil vs Chile 06/28/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Soccer Pick and Preview
Chile vs Brazil
Saturday 28th June 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Brazil 8/13 Draw 16/5 Chile 9/2 See the Latest Odds
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As the hosts and one of the favourites Brazil will be expected to beat Chile easily and go to the quarter finals but with the exception of Neymar none of the Brazilians have been all that impressive. Brazil's midfield has really not impressed at all and Scolari is maybe looking to get the right balance and it just hasnt worked yet. The insistance at playing Gustavo has definitely stunted Brazil's attacking options through midfield, Oscar, Paulinho, Willian and Fernandinho looks the perfect balance but they have yet to take the field together. Can Scolari get enough of the ball to Neymar for the Barcelona forward to do his thing and create and score the goals to fire Brazil to the next round? Brazil really havent played anyone with alot of quality at this point and Chile are going to be a step up that should really test the hosts.
Chile knocked out defending Champions Spain and with Alexis Sanchez, Vidal and Vargas the Chileans have the attacking talent to beat anyone on their day. The question that needs to be asked is can Chile control their emotions throughout this game? Chile havent been in a poistion like this for a long time and all the pressure is on Brazil. Vidal the Juventus Midfielder is getting back to full fitness and his fitness may well be key to Chile's chances of advancing.
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Overall its hard not to be impressed with what Chile have done so far, winning both of their opening games including a victory over World Champions Spain. Chile have been very impressive none more so than higly impressive Sanchez. There is absolutely no doubt both teams will go all out here and leave it all on the field. I think that this is going to be a very tight game and tough to seperate the teams, in this sitaution I am always going to take the handicap headstart. Take Chile +1 and sit back and enjoy what should be a great game . Follow me on twitter@antonpippo