There’s a mouthwatering contest in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Semi-Final on Wednesday. Read the match predictions to find out why Portugal are the betting tip to overcome Chile at Kazan Arena. Portugal qualified unbeaten as winners of Group A while Chile finished runners-up to Germany in Group B.
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Portugal will be without Raphael Guerreiro who suffered a serious ankle injury in the group phase. Cristiano Ronaldo was withdrawn early in the comfortable 4-0 victory over New Zealand, so will be fresher than most here. He’s likely to be partnered by promising young striker Andre Silva in attack, with Ricardo Quaresma and Bernardo Silva occupying the wide positions.
Chile have no fresh injury concerns and could be unchanged. Claudio Bravo returned to the side for the 1-1 draw with Australia last time and should remain in goal barring any further injury complications. Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez are the danger men for the South American side. £20 pays £50 on the Portugal win at Betfair
Team Predictions Portugal vs Chile
Portugal 4-4-2 formation: Patrício; Eliseu, Pepe, Alves, Soares; Quaresma, Carvalho, Silva, Silva; Ronaldo, Silva
Chile 4-3-3 formation: Bravo; Beausejour, Diaz, Jara, Isla; Vidal, Medel, Aranguiz; Sanchez, Vargas, Fuenzalida
Portugal vs Chile Betting Tips
- Portugal have won 8 drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 10 matches
- Chile have won 4 drawn 4 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Portugal have scored an average of 3.5 goals and conceded an average of 0.6 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Chile have scored an average of 1.5 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Portugal’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of Chile’s previous 10 matches Back Over 2.5 Goals at BetVictor
Portugal vs Chile Prediction
Portugal were unlucky to concede a late equaliser against Mexico in their opening group game and went on to beat Russia and New Zealand without conceding a goal. This is undoubtedly a step up in terms of the level of their opponent but the European Champions go into the game with just one loss in their last ten outings.
Chile got off to a good start by beating Cameroon and played a draw when they went toe-to-toe with eventual group winners Germany. However, failing to beat Australia suggests there is room for improvement from the dual Copa America champions.
With Chile only winning once so far, it does seem that they’ve got stuck in the starting blocks. Meanwhile Portugal are in their stride and look to be building momentum. This has the makings of an entertaining game that Portugal are tipped to win.
Free Betting Tips
PORTUGAL at 6/4 with Betfair
OVER 2.5 GOALS at 5/4 with BetVictor
Correct Score Prediction
PORTUGAL 2-1 at 9/1 with Betfair