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

11th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
Chile v Australia

Chile v Australia Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

One of the more bankable looking matches in the opening round of the group stage of Brazil 2014. South Americans Chile should have more than enough to see off underdogs Australia in this one. A good confident start from Chile could see them firmly in the mix for qualification as they then go on to battle Spain and the Netherlands in Group B.

Chile v Australia Odds

Chile 4/9, Draw 3/1, Australia 7/1

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Chile v Australia Betting Tips:

It should be routine for Chile here. Australia are odds on favourites to finish bottom of Group B, while the South Americans look to be a great dark horse bet to make it out of the pool. They have pace in their side, a lot of width, creativity and some real quality in there. They are going to be a dangerous side to go up against. They posted wins over Egypt and Northern Ireland ahead of the World Cup, and have only lost three matches since the beginning of 2013. That’s a pretty impressive record from them, and two of those defeats were excusable against Brazil and Germany. They beat England comfortably enough at Wembley last November remember. They are a confident side.

Going forward for them, Eduardo Vargas is carrying some form and is trading at 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez at even money. That’s a hint of the quality that they have. They are struggling to get key man Arturo Vidal fit and ready for the opener, but there’s no need to rush the Juventus man in for what will be their easiest group match. So while Jorge Sampaoli has a good thing going with Chile as an attacking unit, their defence does leave a lot to be desired. They ship goals, and during the CONMEBOL qualification they conceded 25 in sixteen matches, the joint worst defence of the five nations who came through the South American qualification. Still, their defense shouldn’t get a big workout in this one, and there’s a good chance of them winning to nil at 6/5.

Australia will have been cursing their luck in the draw after having to deal with Spain, Chile and the Netherlands. No easy games for them and tough to see them even picking up a point anywhere. They tried to prepare by heading to Brazil early to get acclimatized and settled in, but they are heavy underdogs here. They aren’t even carrying form which would suggest that they could put up a battle here. A draw against South Africa and defeats against Croatia and Ecuador are all that they have to show for their efforts this year. Australia have slipped to 62nd in the world rankings and their defence should get worked over by the pace of Chile. The Socceroos don’t have a great deal to offer up top, with the veteran Tim Cahill their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market.

Chile v Australia Head To Head
Just the four matches have been played between these two before. One of them was a draw at the 1974 World Cup, but in the three friendly matches since, Chile have won them all and conceded just the one goal all told against Australia.

Even if Australia try and shut up shop, Chile should find a way through them, they are good enough to do so. No place for the Socceroos to hide in this one and would back a solid Chilean victory here.

Form (all competitions)
Chile WWLLWW, Australia LWWLDL

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