Copa America - Team profiles - Chile- 2015 06/11/2015 Preview, Odds and Overall Prediction
11th June 2015 - 4th July 2015
The Line: Argentina 9/4 Brazil 10/3 Chile 4/1 Colombia 6/1 Uruguay 12/1 Mexico 18/1 Ecudaor 25/1 Bar 40/1+ See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports, BT Sport, Bein Sports
The 2015 Copa America will be a star studded event and here at Sports Chat Place we want to give you all the information on the twelve teams taking part we will have a team profile each day and will of course cover every game of the tournament and provide tips and predictions for tournament bets, group bets and individual match bets. In our fourth installment we look at host nation and third favourites for the competition Chile.
Manager: J Sampaoli
Captain: Claudio Brava (Barcelona)
Star Man: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Young player to watch: Angelo Henriquez (Dinamo Zagreb)
Key Player: Arturo Vidal ( Juventus)
Chile were knocked out of the World Cup last year by Brazil in teh round of sixteen, but it took penalty kicks to seperate the two in a game that Chile dominated for long periods and really should have won before it went to extra time. While Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo is the captain the team is led by Juventus Vidal and Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez moved from Barcelona to Arsenal to play through the center in a team where he could be the star and it has worked out well for both him and the team. Sanchez was brilliant this season as Arsenal won the FA Cup and again qualified for the Champions League. Chile will be looking to win this tournament as hosts and to be honest they have a good chance.
Once Chile win their group, which they should they will avoid the winners of the other two group and therefore should have a theoretically easier path to the final. In a football mad country I'm sure the atmosphere will be terrific for every game and while there might be some pressure I think that this Chilean team can handle it. I think Chile will make it to the final and could shock the South American association by winning the competition.