Although Chile may not be one of the biggest names in World football, they are actually ranked 15 in the World by FIFA, and have some eye catching results in recent times, beating England at Wembley and drawing with Spain 2-2 in International friendlies. Chile also qualified ahead of highly rated Uruguay in the CONMEBOL qualification group, finishing third.
Chile betting odds and preview
Chile also looked impressive at the 2010 World Cup, where after qualifying from their group, they were given a tough draw against Brazil in the second round, and were ultimately knocked out. Conditions for 2014 in Brazil should suit Chile, and could help them in having a good tournament. At odds of 66/1 many will consider Chile as dark horses. However, Chile are likely to face the same fate as they did four years ago, face Brazil in the second round presuming Brazil win their group. Therefore, odds of 13/5 about Chile being eliminated at the second round look a good bet.
Chile face a tough group, as they are drawn in Group B alongside Spain, Holland and Australia. Chile have already proved they can compete with Spain by getting a draw in an International friendly, and they should have too much for Australia. Although the Dutch will undoubtedly be a tough test for Chile, they are capable of beating a nation that seriously underperformed at Euro 2012.
The Chile squad is dominated by two star names, Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona and Archuro Vidal of Juventus. However, they also have a number of players playing in La Liga and Serie A. Once cause for concern about Chile is their defensive frailties, conceding more goals in qualifying than many of their opponents.
Best Chile World Cup bets
Best bet on Chile at the World Cup is Chile to be eliminated at the second round (where they will likely face Brazil) at odds of 13/5.
Next best bet on Chile at the World Cup is Alexis Sanchez to be their top scorer at odds of 5/2. The Barcelona star tends to do his goal scoring in the biggest games on the biggest stage.