Chile v Ecuador predictions and betting tips for tonight’s opening Copa America fixture with our free football tips.
The Copa America 2015 gets underway in the early hours, with tournament hosts Chile taking on Ecuador in what's likely to be an entertaining encounter.
Despite their chequered form over the last few months of three defeats, two wins and a draw, Chile head into South America's showpiece event as joint second favourites with Brazil. On paper, the Chileans have a cracking team with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Eduado Vargas and Arturo Vidal in the final third, and with home advantage, should fancy their chances against the 33/1 tournament longshots.
Ecuador head into the clash with an identical record over the last six matches, but only lost narrowly 2-1 to World Cup finalists Argentina last time out. A result which surely breathes some optimism heading into this summer's Copa America. Familiar faces in their line-up include West Ham's Enner Valencia – who had an outstanding World Cup last summer – and Swansea's Jefferson Montero, both of whom had impressive campaigns for their respective clubs. However, the Ecuadorians will have to do without regulars Antonio Valencia and Felipe Caicedo, which will certainly put a huge dent in their chances of escaping Group A.
Browsing the Chile v Ecuador and Chile are huge favourites at a best price of 11/20. Ecuador can be backed at odds as long as 13/2, with the draw on offer at 16/5.
Based on the odds available, it's clear the bookies don't give Ecuador much of a hope. Nevertheless, there is very little to choose between the two sides over their last ten meetings. Both teams have picked up four wins apiece, with two further draws on top of that. Furthermore, the visitors have also won two of the last three clashes by scores of 3-0 and 3-1. They should certainly not be underestimated.
However, with home advantage I would expect Chile to run out winners for today’s football betting tips on the Copa America. With odds of 11/20 offering a lot of risk based on the recent results between the sides, save yourself some bankroll and have a punt on Chile to win and BTTS at 16/5 with Coral.
Our first Chile v Ecuador betting tip is for Chile to win and both teams to score, the best odds are 16/5 with Coral.
Moving over to the goalscoring market and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is fetching a decent price of 9/4 to score anytime in the game. Vidal should retain penalty kick duties for the match as well as playing in an advanced role for a dangerous Chilean side.
The next Chile v Ecuador prediction tonight is for Vidal to score anytime, the best odds are 9/4 at Betfred.
Finally, it would be impossible not to consider Alexis Sanchez for a bet on this morning's match between Chile and Ecuador. The Arsenal forward has had a stellar season for the Gunners notching 25 times in all competitions, with his most recent being an absolute rocket in the FA Cup final a couple of weeks ago. With this in mind, back Sanchez to score from outside the area at 11/2 with Sky Bet.
Our football tipsters’ third Chile v Ecuador football betting tip is for Alexis Sanchez to score from outside the area at 11/2 with Sky Bet.
Chile to win and both teams to score – best odds 16/5 with Coral.
Vidal to score anytime – best odds 9/4 with Betfred.
Alexis Sanchez to score from outside the area – bet here at 11/2 with Sky Bet.
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