Betting. Colombia vs Chile [10.11.16] : Los Cafeteros need to wreck La Roja rival

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Betting. Colombia vs Chile [10.11.16] : Los Cafeteros need to wreck La Roja rival

2018 FIFA World Cup, qualification



Bet: Total Match Goals Under 2.5

After 10 games in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Colombia national football team managed to beat its way on the 4th place in standings which allows guaranteeing direct pass to Russia. Sports betting experts admit that Los Cafeteros have five wins, two draws and three loses. The team performance in autumn was rather acceptable. José Pékerman’s side overcame underdogs - Venezuela 2-0 at home and Paraguay 1-0 away. However, as bets anticipated, La Tricolor had problems with stronger teams losing in Brazil 1-2 and drew 2-2 at home with Uruguay.

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Having passed the equator of the CONMEBOL zone qualification betting experts nearly wrote off Chile national football team as a challenger for direct trip to 2018 FIFA World Cup. That’s because La Roja won only one match out of last four in autumn gaining only four points out of twelve possible. However FIFA unexpectedly awarded Chile a 3-0 win as a result of Bolivia in September fielding the ineligible player Nelson Cabrera, after the match had finished 0-0. So bets immediately raised on Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side as it moved on 5th place in standings dropping down Argentina.

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But such technical actions aren’t regarded by sports betting experts as a remedy for Chile. The squad has lots of structural problems which arose after Jorge Sampaoli resigned. In spite of that fact that all La Roja leaders (Alexis Sánchez, Eduardo Vargas, Claudio Bravo and Arturo Vidal) are ready for battles team performance became misbalanced and the lack abandoned Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side. At the same time Colombia little by little gropes for its game. Bets say Los Cafeteros are not competitive against leading teams but against underdogs takes usually maximum points. Moreover, after missing October matches captain James Rodríguez is returning on the pitch.

It is not surprising that the bookmakers named hosts as a favorite: Colombia – 1.91; Draw – 3.50; Chile – 4.00. For Los Cafeteros it is a good chance to wreck a direct rival. Moreover, the game will be played on its field. At the same time La Roja is under pressure and can’t stand back. If Chile loses its chances to get through will drop to the minimum. That’s why we will probably see cautious tactics from both coaches. So you may take bets like Total Match Goals Under 2.5 (1.80). Remembering huge problems in Chilean attack you should try “Score Colombia Only” (3.10). But not to risk “Both Teams To Score: No” is preferable (1.95).

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