James CookeBurton Albion vs Manchester City, Saturday June 29th, 00:00. The Copa America is slowly reaching its climax, an intriguing fixture between Colombia and Chile will not only be tense and exciting, but a battle between two extremely close teams.
The Copa America is slowly reaching its climax, an intriguing fixture between Colombia and Chile will not only be tense and exciting, but a battle between two extremely close teams.
With Colombia and Chile both in extremely good form, it’s near enough impossible to predict an outright winner with this one. Maybe Alexis Sanchez will prove to be the difference, or maybe Colombia’s James Rodriguez will do the business.
Colombia are yet to concede a goal in this Copa America run, winning 2-0 and twice by a 1-0 scoreline against the likes of Argentina, Qatar and Paraguay.
As for Chile, they’ve not quite had the same luck. Wins against Japan and Ecuador put them through to the next round, but a loss against Uruguay showed that they have their flaws.
The only loss Colombia have had in the year was against South Korea back in May, winning every other game without conceding a goal.
Chile have had an inconsistent time, winning, losing and drawing a friendly prior to this tournament against the United States, Mexico and Haiti.
Judging by results, Colombia will probably be seen as slight favourites for this one but it’s nearly too tough to call. A slight win for the Colombians will probably be the perfect bets to go with for this fixture – 2-1 isn’t out of the question.
Colombia are slight favourites for this clash so a win for the Yellows carries very little risk while it is also highly likely that both teams will score. Chile will give it their all and could possibly take the lead in this game, but ultimately it’s best to side with Colombia in this one. 888sport have it as 17/4 when combined with both teams to score.
Is it likely that Chile will take the lead and break Colombia’s excellent defensive record? In a way, yes it is. Alexis Sanchez has been in outstanding form in this Copa America and looks a different player to the one that he left behind in Manchester, but it’s more likely that Colombia will overturn any deficit they face, and will likely run out winners in this knockout tie, with this bet rated at 8/1 by 888sport.
Head to Head
There have been 39 games between these two nations with Chile winning 15 games, 14 games being drawn and Colombia winning 10 of them since 1945.
The first game was played in 1945 with Chile winning 2-0 in the group stage of that year’s Copa America.
Colombia’s first win came in 1965 when they ran out 2-0 winners with Antonio Rada scoring a brace, including an 89th minute goal from the penalty spot.
The last fixture between the two nations came in 2016, which ended in a thrilling 0-0. The last victory for either side was a 2-0 Chile win in 2016, with the Chileans scoring their two goals in the first 11 minutes.
Colombia’s last win came in 2012 when they claimed a 3-1 victory in the World Cup qualifiers. James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao scored for Colombia that day, while Gary Medel was shown a straight red card before half time.
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