Colombia vs Chile: Preview and Prediction
Colombia vs Chile
South American – FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2018
Date: Thursday, 10th November 2016,
Kick Off at 20:30 UK.
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, Barranquilla.
Colombia and Chile will lock horns in one of the most important clashes in the round 11 of the South American FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers on Thursday evening, 10th November 2016. The sides are separated by virtue of 1 points with Colombia at fourth place in the table with 17 points and Chile at fifth with 16 points.
The Colombians were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Uruguay in the round 10 before defeating Paraguay 1-0 away from home 5 days ago. They were defeated only once at home in the qualifiers and that was by a high flying Brazil on matchday 8.
Chile’s inconsistent run continued over the two fixtures in October as they started off with a heavy 3-0 defeat at Ecuador, but bounced back with a 2-1 win at home against Peru. They have won in 2 and lost 3 of their 5 away games in the qualifiers so far. Right now, they are on a two match losing streak away from home. Also , they are side that concede heavily on the road totalling 12 goals; only Venezuela and Bolivia at the bottom of the table have conceded more goals than them.
Colombia vs Chile: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams settled for a 1-1 draw when they met in the first leg of the qualifier at the Santiago de Chile on November 2015.
They met recently in the Copa America Centenario tournament on June 2016, where Chile eliminated Colombia in the semifinals with a 2-0 win.
Chile are unbeaten in the last three meetings with Colombia and also hold a good head-to-head record with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 7.
The Colombian side are also win-less in their last 4 home games against Chile as they lost and drew 2 each.
Colombia vs Chile: Prediction
Colombia are performing well at home as they have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1. They have also kept three clean sheets during the period. While Chile tend to flop against disciplined sides in away games. The only positive for Chile at the moment is their recent head-to-head record against Colombia.
However, both managers will be keen to avoid a defeat here rather than looking for a win. Because of the higher significance of the match due to their positions at the edge of the qualification zone. Whoever loses the Thursday’s clash will go into the next round with considerable pressure. While the winner can move close to the second placed Uruguay. Due to the above reasons, this fixture between Colombia and Chile is more likely to end in a scored draw.
Colombia vs Chile: Betting Tips
Full-time Result: Draw at 3.80 (14/5)
Correct Score: 1-1 at 7.00 (6/1).