Chile v Uruguay betting tips – back goal-hungry La Roja

Chile can scramble past a defensive Uruguay team


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Betting Tip: Chile @ 4/5 with betfred

Chile have never won the Copa America although football could be coming home! La Roja have scored a bucketload of goals to win Group A and have avoided the same half of the draw as Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

The force certainly appears to be with Jorge Sampaoli’s men who began with a 2-0 win over Ecuador and finished with a 5-0 thrashing of a Bolivia side who could lie in wait at the semi-final stage.

In between was a crazy 3-3 draw with Mexico which demonstrates that the Chileans can be exposed defensively by a modest team, although quite whether Uruguay have the attacking tools to benefit in this quarter final match is another matter.

Luis Suarez’s absence is a big blow for La Celeste who have ground their way through to the last eight despite scoring twice. A 1-0 win over Jamaica was followed by a 1-0 reverse against Argentina before a 1-1 draw with Paraguay.

The Uruguayan tactics will be straightforward for this game. Attempt to shackle the hosts, in particular Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez who hold the aces for Chile and will look to carve out scoring opportunities.

It could be a game of patience for the attacking Chileans who will have to contend with Diego Godin and his merry men executing the dart arts as successfully as possible, something that has been in evidence before.

However, stopping Chile from scoring during ninety minutes on home soil seems beyond any team in South America and we think that a 1-0 and 2-0 win can be backed with a degree of confidence. If push came to shove, we’d go for the latter, sending the home fans and nation into celebration mode once again.

Betting Tip: Chile @ 4/5 with betfred

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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