Canada vs Chile Preview: Copa America Newbies Opt for Playoff against the Struggling Chile

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
28 June 2024, 12:59

Canada vs Chile

This Group A clash will take place at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and is crucial for both teams as they vie for a spot in the knockout stages. Both teams have had mixed results in their opening matches. Canada started their campaign with a 2-0 loss to Argentina but managed to secure a 0-1 win against Peru, showcasing their defensive resilience. Chile, on the other hand, began with a goalless draw against Peru and narrowly lost 1-0 to Argentina. With both teams needing a win to boost their chances of advancing, this match is set to be a fiercely contested battle. 

Canada Team News

Canada's journey in Copa America 2024 can be called a learning curve for now, with a loss to Argentina in the first match (2-0) and a hard-won three points against Peru (0-1). Led by their captain Alphonso Davies, the team has shown flashes of brilliance but has struggled to convert opportunities into goals. The Canadian defence, marshalled by goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, has been solid, particularly in their win against Peru, where Crepeau made several crucial saves to keep his team in the game, which will be taken into consideration in the Canada vs Chile prediction. However, Canada's main challenge has been their attack. Despite having talented forwards like Jonathan David and Cyle Larin, the team has scored only once, despite having numerous opportunities in both matches. Jesse Marsch emphasised that the team will need focus on improving their offensive strategies and ensuring that the midfield, led by Stephen Eustáquio, can provide better service to the forwards.

Chile Team News

Chile, a team with a rich history in Copa America, has had a challenging start to their 2024 campaign. After a goalless draw against Peru, they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Argentina, with a late goal from Lautaro Martinez sealing their fate. However, Canada vs Chile odds still favour the nominal guests as the potential winning side. The Chilean squad, led by experienced players like Alexis Sanchez, has shown resilience but has been unable to capitalise on their chances. Diego Valdes's injury in the match against Peru has raised concerns about their squad depth, as Dario Osorio, who took his place in the starting eleven was rather inconvincing. Ricardo Gareca  will need to address these issues and ensure that his team remains disciplined and focused since a win against Canada is crucial for Chile to keep their hopes of advancing alive.

Canada vs Chile Prediction

Canada Draw No Bet

Despite the loss to Argentina, Canada looked pretty solid in both matches during the tournament. With cohesiveness in the defence and midfield, the team provided a versatile display and scored the important goal against Peru, which will give some confidence in the attack for the upcoming match. In the case of Chile, it seems that the golden days when the team won Copa America in 2016 are over, as La Roja struggles to find the balance in its game, while the attacking line seems to be disconnected from the other team. In this situation, Canada can reap substantial benefits and secure a historical entry into the playoffs. This outcome comes at 2.50 at MrPlay.

Total Goals Over 2

Canada seemingly broke its scoring deadlock after the match against Peru, where the team had plenty of chances. Chile, on the contrary, is yet to score in this Copa America and given their current situation in the group, there is no better time to do it than in the upcoming game. Ricardo Gareca expressed his disappointment over the attacking capabilities of his team and made a sound promise that Chile will do its best in the attack, in order to continue the fight for the trophy. With such determination, we can expect at least two goals in the upcoming game. This outcome can be picked at 1.65 at MrPlay

Second Half Total Over 1 

Given that both teams will eventually need to open up in order to score, the second 45 minutes is likely to provide them with the best chances for it. At the same time, both Canada and Chile matches saw all goals (scored and conceded) happened in the second half. With Canada aiming to secure their second place and potentially waiting for Argentina’s upset in the match against Peru, while Chile has no other options but to win, it is likely that the second part of the match will be rich in goals and scoring chances. This Canada vs Chile tip comes at 1.55 at MrPlay

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