Spain v Chile Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

18th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Spain v Chile

Spain v Chile Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

The reigning World Champions are under pressure in Group B. Lose this and they will probably be out (as long as Holland post an expected win over Australia in the other group match). So Spain can ill afford a repeat of the horror show which happened against the Netherlands in their opening game. After taking the lead, they just capitulated at the back and fell to a heavy 5-1 loss. That handed favouritism in the group fully to Holland and even if Spain now managed to book second place, that will mean nothing more than a game against Brazil in the round of sixteen.

So are the reigning World Champions on the demise? Well, there is time to pick up the pieces. They lost their opening match at South Africa 2010 and went on to win the World Cup, becoming the first nation ever to achieve that. The Spaniards have great form against Chile, from ten previous meetings they have posted eight wins and two draws. In the two times which they have met at the World Cup, Spain have won them both, the most recent happening at South Africa when the Spaniards produced a 2-1 win.

Spain have only won one of their last five matches played at a neutral venue, which doesn’t bode that well for them here. However, they are still a strong side, and they haven’t lost back to back international matches since back in 2006. In that 5-1 loss against Holland, Spain conceded more goals in that one game than they had done in their previous nine internationals. So was it just a fluke? A one off freak result? Diego Costa is trading as even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market against Chile, with Fernando Torres and David Villa both at 7/4.

Chile should be buoyant. They have their destiny in their own hands here. Win and they will be in the knockout stage of the competition. They have a good attacking crop of players, even though they do still look vulnerable at the back, which we saw in their 3-1 win over Australia, when the Socceroos had them under some pressure. Alexis Sanchez has been in involved in seven of Chile’s last eight international goals (six assists, one goal) and is 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market. They have won their last three matches on the bounce now, the goals are flowing and what a timely occasion it would be to get their first ever win over Spain.

Spain v Chile Odds

Spain 4/6, Draw 3/1, Chile 4/1

Spain v Chile is covered by Betfair’s cashback extra insurance, which means that you get to select your own refund trigger, the one that you think will give you the most insurance on the match. The options are Chile Win, Match Ends 0-0, First Goal Is a Header, Diego Costa Scores First, Spain Win And Under 2.5 Goals. Those are the options, pick one and if it is trigger then you will get lost stake refunds on the First Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer, Scorecast and Correct Score markets for the match, up to £25.

Spain v Chile Betting Tips

Spain are enough value in the match outrights to back, given their unbeaten run against Chile

Look for the game to over 2.5 goals as Chile are likely to get their chances

Would tip towards Both Teams To Score in the match

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