Match Preview: Brazil 4-0 Chile Prediction and Betting Tips | WORLD CUP – QUALIFICATION
Brazil – Chile Prediction and Tips for today, Match 25, 2022
Football: SOUTH AMERICA: WORLD CUP – QUALIFICATION – ROUND 17
Kick-off: 00:30 Brazil – Chile
Tip: Home Win
Match Result: 4:0 WON!!!
Brazil – Chile Match Preview
- Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have already booked their place in Qatar for this year’s World Cup finals thanks to their undefeated and dominant qualifying record so far (W12, D3). Yet manager Tite won’t want to see his side take their foot off the gas as he embarks on his farewell tour, having announced last month that he’ll step down as ‘Seleção’ coach following the conclusion of December’s showpiece event.
- On the line between now and then is a rather spectacular World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) record, as Tite himself has never actually suffered a loss in a South American WCQ fixture since his appointment in 2016 (W22, D5)! Brazil have also won all 13 of his home WCQ matches in charge, whilst remarkably conceding just two goals in the process.
- The magnitude of the task facing Chile is clear, but they can’t afford to throw in the towel given they start this round of matches in sixth-place, two points back from the fifth-placed play-off spot and three from automatic qualification. Martín Lasarte’s side did manage to pick up their fifth win of this WCQ cycle last time around away at Bolivia (3-2), though that fixture did make it three consecutive matches in which they also conceded at least one goal before half-time (L2).
- The visitors will be hoping for a more sturdy defensive display in this clash then and could therefore take confidence from the fact that they restricted their hosts to just a single goal in each of the last two H2H meetings, albeit they still lost both. Chile also boast the title of being the last nation to defeat Brazil in a WCQ clash (2-0) back in October 2015!
- Players to watch: Firmly back in Brazilian plans after reigniting his career with Aston Villa, Philippe Coutinho scored in his last home WCQ fixture, and boasts two goals in four club appearances. Opponent Alexis Sánchez has rediscovered some form and has scored in his last away games for both Chile and Inter.
- Hot stat: Brazil have scored five goals after the 60th minutes across their last three WCQ home games.