Chile v Switzerland Preview: Odds & Betting Tips – Monday, 21st June (Group H)

20th June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
World Cup Previews & Predictions

Chile

Chile were one of the most impressive teams in the first round of matches, even though they could not go on and put a bit more gloss on their victory over Honduras. Marcelo Bielsa’s side went on to win 1-0 and were good value for their money after dominating the match against the Central American’s and the score line could have, and should have, been a lot bigger. But regardless, it is three points in the bag for Chile, and now they have the chance to push home a strong advantage by doing what favourites Spain could not, and beat Switzerland. Chile have a fantastic balance to their side, and they look as if they have been playing together for years under the same system. They have not of course, but that is what Bielsa, one of the most respected coaches in the world, has done for the South Americans. He has taken them in his firm grip, instilled a new sense of discipline and tactics to make them stronger at the back, without diluting any of that great South American flair.

Chile are a strong side, who can zip quick passes around the pitch, and leave the opposition bewildered. They are similar to Spain, perhaps not as controlled or accomplished, but they can hold the ball and pull opponents all over the field with their quick movement. The Germans aside, Chile showed the most attack minded approach than any other nation in their opening matches, and the positivity was a sheer joy to watch. The only thing was lacking was more goals, and against better teams, Chile will know that if they squander chances as they did against Honduras, they will get punished. If Bielsa can take three points from Switzerland, then they will be firm favourites to win the group, and it will be a vital three points, as Chile still have to face the Spaniards in their final group match. That won’t be any easy task, although it is one of the most mouth-watering fixtures of the last round of group matches. That will be two passing heavyweights going up against one another. Going into the World Cup, Chile were tipped as a dark horse, and they showed why in the first place. Now they need to watch the long balls from Switzerland, and simply play their natural attacking game and they should prevail. They will have seen how tough the Swiss defence held themselves together, but they will also have seen the chances Spain created and should have put away.

Chile World Cup Betting.
Tough to bet against them in this match, even though teams have a habit of blowing hot and cold in tournaments. One thing which stands out about Chile is the positive attitude they have in playing their own way, and apparently enjoying it. They look a strong team unit, and are ready to battle it out at the back. It will be worth backing them as outright winners for this match, even with Switzerland’s impressive clean sheet record at the World Cup. Something has to give soon, and Chile, with the right attitude and application, should be able to do it.

Chile World Cup 2010 Stats
Played: P1, W1, D0, L0
GF/GA: 1/0
Cards: Y2, R0
Most Shots: Alexis Sanchez, 4
Top Scorer: Jean Beausejour, 1
Shots/On Goal: 20/5
Fouls Committed: 21
Total Passes: 526
Pass Completion: 73%
Last 5 Form: WDLWW
 

Switzerland

Switzerland have wounded the Spanish giants, and can they now back up all of their good hard work by getting something out of Chile as well? Before the start of the tournament, they weren’t expected to have three points going into their second match, but that is what they have, and with another unlikely win, would put themselves in the driving seat to top the group. The Swiss have a great work ethic and ready to battle and fight for each other, which is impressive. No, their football is not particularly pretty, but it is effective to a large degree. They are used to sitting back and soaking up pressure from teams better than them, and then hitting long balls behind the defence to sneak goals. Chile will have to be aware of that, but one has to wonder how much their effort against Spain took out of the Swiss? Will they be more of a tired side, facing the daunting prospect of being on the back foot for another 90 minutes against the slick, speedy Chileans?

Any points from this match will be crucial for Switzerland, as they will also be banking on taking three points of Honduras in their final match. This is an unexpected position for them, but now they have to make sure that they don’t let all of their hard work count for nothing by not getting to the second round. They still have tough battles on their hands, and Chile are not going to be an easy side for them to contain. But that is five clean sheets in a row now for Switzerland at the World Cup, and that is what will keep them going. Their defence and organisation is their strengths, and they will run and chase and block all day long. This will be a fascinating match between the two sides in Group H with three points going into it. While a point for Switzerland would be fairly satisfactory, they will know that Chile will be pressing hard for all three, as they still have to deal with Spain. Will the Swiss defence succumb to any air of complacency thinking that all of the hard work in the group has already been done?

Switzerland World Cup Betting. Finding odds on them to get a draw would be well worth investigating to be honest. The only thing that should concern punters about backing Switzerland, is if Chile get their noses in front early. Will losing their record of clean sheets mentally and physically break the Swiss, letting Chile run up more goals? That is the danger of the Swiss having to chase a game, opposed to having to hold on to a lead. Any Asian handicap which backs them in the plus and pays a win for the Swiss drawing would be good value to look at. Tough to see them winning, but a draw, with Switzerland, is always on the cards.

Switzerland World Cup 2010 Stats
Played: P1, W1, D0, L0
GF/GA: 1/0
Cards: Y4, R0
Most Shots: Eren Derdiyok, Tranquillo Barnetta, 2
Top Scorer: Gelson Fernandes, 1
Shots/On Goal: 8/3
Fouls Committed: 21
Total Passes: 318
Pass Completion: 57%
Last 5 Form: LLLDW

Chile v Switzerland Betting Odds

Chile to win: 11/8 at Boylesports
Draw: 9/4 at Totesport
Switzerland to win: 5/2 at Coral

Asian Handicap Betting Tip: Well, Chile look favourites to edge this one, even though the odds which the bookmakers are putting forth for this one, seems to pointing towards parity. Theirs is a big swing in favour to Switzerland keeping out the Chileans, so that just means if you think otherwise, then you are going to get good odds, like this:
Chile -0.25 for Evens at Bet365

 

 

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