Free football betting preview and betting tips for Brazil v Chile this weekend for the friendly match at the Emirates Stadium.
There's a cracking friendly on the cards at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon. Brazil take on Chile in an all-South American affair that sees a repeat of the last 16 clash at the recent World Cup. The match is live on ITV at 2pm and here are some free football betting tips from our tipsters.
In what seems like an eternity ago, if last summer's encounter between the two sides can be any kind of benchmark for what's in store this weekend, we could certainly be in for a fantastic game of football. In the round of 16 we were treated to a terrifically entertaining match befitting of the occasion. With the scores level after 120 minutes, the game was inevitably settled on penalties and that saw Brazil edge into the quarter-finals. Spare a thought for Chile's Mauricio Pinilla, the poor chap hit the bar in the last minute of extra-time and then fluffed his lines in the shootout. It's the stuff nightmares are made of.
However, as Brazil progressed a further two matches; many of the squad may have wished Pinilla's shot actually went in. The semi-final humbling at the hands of eventual winners Germany was as embarrassing as it was deserved after a woeful defensive display.
Nevertheless, since then Brazil have been on fire. New manager Dunga has certainly added some steel to the side and the former captain has seen his team win seven straight matches conceding a paltry two goals. Most recently they saw off the French at Le Stade de France in a match they actually went behind first in. Goals from Oscar, Neymar – his eighth goal in seven matches – and Luis Gustavo put Brazil in the driving seat, before Dunga took over with some horrifically unsporting game management for the last fifteen minutes. Everyone loves to win, but come on, it's a friendly!
Opponents Chile responded fairly well to their unfortunate exit at the World Cup. Jorge Sampaoli's men went on a five match unbeaten run which included an excellent 5-0 win over Venezuela. However, form has dipped since then and Chile went on to lose to Uruguay late last year and Iran a few days ago.
Odds for the Brazil v Chile match have Brazil on offer as best-priced 3/4 favourites. Chile can be backed at 4/1, with the draw on offer at 14/5.
Based on recent form and results, I cannot see anything other than a Brazil win in my Brazil v Chile prediction. Although the match is a friendly and one would expect both managers to experiment with different players, judging by the manner in which Dunga wound down the clock against France, it's clear he is desperate to keep the momentum going with his team.
Looking to sniff out a goalscorer could be a little tricky as who knows which players are likely to get the nod up front for either team. However, having started on the bench a few days ago I would expect Luiz Adriano to get a run out this time. The Shakhtar Donetsk striker is the leading scorer in the Champions League this year and is well priced to score anytime at 15/8 with Betfred.
Brazil to win and BTTS – 11/4 with William Hill: signup bet £10 get £20 free.
Brazil to win – 3/4 with Bet Victor: signup get £25 free.
Luiz Adriano to score anytime – 15/8 with Betfred: signup bet £10 get £30 free.
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