The quarter-finals of the America’s Cup between Chile and Brazil are the last two champions of this tournament. But on paper, there should be no matches at the Nielton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The reason is as follows: Brazil has won 29 of 39 matches against Chile in the official match, lost only 5 times, and has never lost at home. The target gap is 101-39.
With this history, Chile will need the performance of its old defenders, and this may be their last trophy competition. These veterans helped Chile win the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, but they can do it without facing Brazil.
How to watch Brazil vs. Chile
- date: Friday, July 2
- time: 8 p.m. EDT
- TV channel: FS1
- Spanish TV: UniMas, TUDN
- stream media: Fubo TV
The game will be broadcast in English on FS1 and in Spanish via UniMas and TUDN.Both English and Spanish networks can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Brazil lineup changes
Brazil coach Tite continued to rotate goalkeepers with Manchester City’s Edson, replacing Liverpool’s Allison to start the game. This is the only official lineup revelation made by the coach during the preparation phase.
According to reports, Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro has not received training in recent days. His position in the lineup was replaced by Renan Lodi, although some doubted whether Lodi’s injury could allow him to fill the vacancy.
The Brazilian team facing Chile should have a new look. In the Group B final against Ecuador, several starters took a day off: Thiago Silva, Fred, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Casemiro, Danilo and Richard Leeson all got rest, only the last three players got off the bench for a few minutes.
Alexis Sanchez returns to Chile
The Chilean team will have national team legend Alexis Sanchez return to the game. The Inter Milan player and the best scorer in Chile’s team history missed the group stage due to a strained right calf, but he will not miss this game.
Sanchez flew to Brazil and started with Eduardo Vargas. Chilean coach Martin Lassart chose a five-man defense to defeat Brazil and sacrificed Ben Breton, who was born in England, who is playing his first major match with Chile. The starting midfielder Erick Pulgar, who played for Fiorentina in Italy, returned to the starting lineup after missing the group final.
Lasarte called his old defenders-Bravo, Isla, Medel, Vidal, Sanchez and Vargas all in their 30s-“viejo rockeros” (old rock stars), and he promised that they still have a lot to offer. He even hopes that they can do it, because in the game against Brazil, they will have a lot of running and ground screens.
Brazil vs. Chile starting lineup
The following is the starting lineup announced by both sides:
Brazil (4-2-3-1): 23-Edson-Molas-GK—-2-Daniello, 4-Marquinhos, 3-Tiago-Silva, 16-Renan-Lodi—-8-Frei Germany, 5 Casemiro-7-Richard Lison, 10-Neymar, 9-Gabriel-Jesus-20-Roberto Firmino
Chile (5-3-2): 1-Claudio Bravo-GK-4-Mauricio Isla, 17-Gary Medel, 18-Sebastian Vegas, 6-Francisco Ceralta , 2-Eugenio Mena-20-Charles Arangis, 13-Eric Pulga, 8-Arturo Vidal-11-Eduardo Vargas, 10-Alec Sith Sanchez
Brazil vs. Chile: odds and predictions
Brazil will play Chile’s best role in this game and should be competitive. But it is difficult for Brazil to lose to Chile at home. It requires a perfect game to overcome the talent gap. This is why La Roja won the rules at a price of +1050.
The two sides have not faced each other since 2017, and they have not met in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Therefore, it is difficult to measure the performance of this veteran Chilean team.
The most interesting game here is probably more than 2.5 goals, because Chile will find it difficult to keep up with the Brazilian’s tough counterattack. Among the quarter-finalists, Chile’s expected goal number (5.2) ranked second, while Brazil’s expected goal number was the highest of all teams (9.3).
prophecy: Brazil 3, Chile 1
Odds provided by DraftKings
- Brazil wins (90 minutes): -335
- Brazil advances: -625
- Lucky draw (90 minutes): +420
- Chile wins (90 minutes): +1050
- Chile advances: +425
- Chile has more than 3.5 total shots: +140
- Two teams score: +150
- Brazil won, the two teams scored: +290
- Brazil average points in the first and second halves: +117
- Brazil-1.75 Asian Handicap: +125
- The total number of goals exceeds 2.5: -110