It’s the second round of Copa America and Ecuador are playing Chile. The match is taking place at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador and the winner of the Copa America Centenario is a big favorite in this match. Chile is expected to win this game easily, considering that they have both the quality and the form on their side. Still, before wagering any money on them, it’s best if you took a look at our Ecuador vs Chile prediction and betting tips.
They got hammered by Uruguay in the first game and are now hoping to find a way to finish the group stage on the third spot. If the other two third-placed teams from Groups A and B get hammered even more, Ecuador could get a ticket to the knockouts. However, at this point, such a scenario seems rather implausible. It’s not just that they have a goal difference of 0:4, it’s that the goal difference can get even worse after the clash with Chile.
Chile are famous for being great in the attack. Ecuador know this, which is why you can expect them to defend with all they got in this game. Unfortunately for them, they don’t have much. They’re one of the worst teams in South America, with their most famous player being Antonio Valencia from Man United. But, even he hasn’t been in a good form. Actually, in the season 2018/2019, Valencia played only 6 matches for the Red Devils.
Another reason why Ecuador seem like huge underdogs in this match is that they have been in a pretty poor run lately. They are without a win in 2019, having lost three games so far, as well as played two draws. They will try to get a draw in this match by defending ferociously, but will that be enough? In the next part of the Ecuador vs Chile prediction, we’ll discuss the attacking potential of Alexis Sanchez and the boys.
They were brilliant against Japan, even though the runner-up of the Asian Cup didn’t play with the best possible XI. Japan brought 16 players who had no caps for the national team before this tournament, so it’s not a major surprise Chile managed to beat them 4:0. A bigger challenge comes their way in Salvador where they play Ecuador.
Considering that it’s almost certain Ecuador are going to defend with everything they got, Chile will have to work hard to find the net. The good news is that this team has some fantastic forwards, starting with their most famous player, Alexis Sanchez.
We also mustn’t forget Eduardo Vargas, who’s the top scorer in Copa America when active players are concerned. He even has a chance to become the top scorer in the history of this competition. Right now, he’s at 12 goals, but if he goes over 17, he’s going to make history.
Obviously, Chile have the talent needed to beat Ecuador, as well as plenty of motivation. But, one thing is certain – their job won’t be easy. This is why you better take a look at our Ecuador vs Chile betting tips before putting any money on this game!
Dominguez – Achiler, Mina Meza, Quinteros, Caicedo Lastra – Intriago, Orejuela, Mena Delgado, Antonio Valencia, Preciado – Ener Valencia
Arias – Medel, Maripan, Isla, Beausejour – Pulgar, Aranguiz, Vidal – Fuenzalida, Sanchez, Vargas
Ecuador vs Chile Prediction
Chile will attack; Ecuador will defend and look for their chances for counter-attacks and set-pieces. I won’t be surprised if they managed to score a goal this way. However, I also think Chile will take all three points here.
Ecuador vs Chile Betting Tips
- Ecuador +1.5 (AH) @1.33 (1XBET)
- Correct Score 1:2 @9.00 (bwin)