The first pre-quarterfinals match of FIFA World Cup 2014 will kick off at Estadio Mineirao stadium in a couple of hours' time with Brazil taking on their South American rivals Chile. It's not easy to predict the outcome of the match but betting odds tilt in favor of the hosts.
Brazil are favorites to win the first knockout round game against Chile on Saturday. According to betting platforms like Paddypower, Betfred, Betfair and Sky Bet, the odds for the hosts are 8/13 and Neymar is is 9/2 favourite to score the first goal. On the other hand, Paddypower, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Betfred and Bet365 have given 9/2 odds for Chile.
Here is what several betting platforms have to say on Brazil vs Chile match according to Betting Dictionary:
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The match between Brazil and Chile will be telecast live in India on Sony Six & Sony Six HD at 09:30pm IST (11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT on ABC). You can also check out complete TV quide of the ongoing World Cup HERE.
Brazil's run in the tournament has been not that convincing even if they topped their group. They defeated Croatia 3-1 in the opening game and went on to draw with Mexico and beat Cameroon 4-1. They have stars besides home crowd but their performance so far has been below the expectations.
Chile on the other hand showed determination and spark despite the 2-0 defeat to Netherlands in the final group stage match. They beat Australia 3-1 in their opening 2014 World Cup game but their 2-0 win against defending champions, Spain has sent out a clear message that they can beat any team. And they have every chance of upsetting the host country on Saturday.
Statistics says that Chile haven't won a single game against Brazil in the last 26 matches played in the country. The hosts won 20 matches and drew the rest six matches against Chile, besides winning all their three World Cup encounters.
However, the quarterfinals match on Saturday will be a different one all together with the Chile team under Jorge Sampaoli looking strong.
It may be recalled that Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had told TV Globo in December last year that he would like to avoid Chile in the round of 16. "They're an awkward team to play. They're organised and their system doesn't fit in with ours. They're intelligent and a good side," said Scolari.