Spain v Chile Betting
2014 World Cup - Group B
18th June - KO: 8pm BST -
Rio De Janeiro
Spain's second match of the 2014 World Cup in Group B is against South American side Chile, who could cause the reigning world champions a few problems. The pair met in the group stages of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with Spain coming out on top that day 2-1. Chile had a player sent off in the furst half that day and caused the Spaniards a real headache.
This is a crucial game for both teams but a draw could help see Chile progress to the second round at the expense of Spain who are reeling from their opening Group B defeat at the hands of the Netherlands 5-1. With three points already on the board for Chile thanks to their 3-1 win over Australia, Spain would need to overcome a six goal swing in order to progress if there's a draw in Rio on Wednesday.
Spain qualified from their European group with relative ease, although their stock has dropped over the last year or so, with the defeat to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup final plus domestically Barcelona and Madrid haven't been such a dominant force in Europe. Chile should come into the match having beaten Australia in their first match, the South Americans qualified for the World Cup in good fashion and have played Spain enough times recently not to be overawed by their opponents.
Spain are set to start the match as clear favourites, although it wouldn't be a massive surprise were Chile to take points off them.
|Wednesday, 18th June 2014 - 8.00pm|
|Spain v Chile||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||BTTS and Spain win @ 21/10|
|Spain to win 2-1 @ 17/2|
|David Silva to score anytime @ 12/5|
Spain v Chile Odds
Head to Head
- Friendly International: 10th Sept 2013 - Spain 2 - 2 Chile
- Friendly International: 2nd Sept 2011 - Spain 3 - 2 Chile
- 2010 World Cup: 25th June 2010 - Chile 1 - 2 Spain
- Friendly International: 19th Nov 2009 - Spain 3 - 0 Chile
- 1950 World Cup: 29th Jun 1950 - Spain 2 - 0 Chile
Andreas Iniesta - The Barcelona midfielder was won of the players of the tournament in 2010 and scored the winning goal in the final. He might not be at that same level in 2014 but he still plays a big part in everything good that happens for Spain.
Alexis Sanchez - The Barcelona striker will be leading the line for Chile and will be extra motivated to do well against the country where he plays his club football..
Spain have won 90.00%, drawn 0% and lost 10.00% of their last 10 games.
Spain have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 games, going on to win 9 and draw 0 of these matches.
Spain have failed to score in 0 of their last 10 games.
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