Chile vs Ecuador – 2018 World Cup Qualification: Chile are on a knife’s edge, and much because of their own fault…
The team has faltered in several decisive moments and they have wasted every chance they have gotten so far. Chile actually has a good team, with players like Medel, Vidal, Alexis and Vargas.
But as a team they haven’t worked out very well and their latest results really prove that. They are coming off 2 straight losses: 0-3 at home with Paraguay and 1-0 away from home in Bolivia.
Those losses have come at a terrible time and they’ve placed Chile in a very delicate position, currently sitting in 6th place and outside of the qualifying spots for the World Cup or even the Play-off.
It also worth mentioning that Chile will travel to Brazil in what could be a true final for them. Chile knows that only the win matters here, otherwise they might miss this next World Cup.
Ecuador’s National team goes into this match still with mathematical chance to qualify for the World Cup. For that, they must win against Chile, otherwise they are out of that fight.
Ecuador is a team that struggles to play their football away from home, because at home, playing at some altitude, they end up having some advantage, which doesn’t happen away from home.
Ecuador has some good players, but they are worth more for the group, the collective.
At the moment, they are going through the worst phase they lived during this qualification stage. They are coming off 4 straight losses, that have reduced their chances of qualifying by a big margin.
The last 1-2 loss at home against Peru wasn’t on the plans and that has caused their manager to change.
Chile vs Ecuador – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Match between two afflicted teams who really need to win this match, they have no other possibility.
This match is expected to be an emotional and nervy one, between two teams who have looked nervous and haven’t been playing well.
Both teams are going through very negative phases and they will look to invert that situation in this match. It will be a tough match for both teams.
Chile is somewhat uneasy and Ecuador are coming off 4 straight losses and they’ve just changed their manager.
Looking at both sides, I’m going to give Chile some favouritism since, despite playing at home, have better individual talents and players like Alexis and Vidal who usually show up on this sort of matches.
They will play at home, with the strong support of their fans and before a match in Brazil, so winning is essential for them.
|Chile to win||