Sanchez and Suazo can send Chile through to knock-out stages
Chile are appearing in their first World Cup since 1998, and they are hoping to at least equal their performance in France which took them to the round of 16.
In 1998, Chile had one of the most fearsome strike partnerships in world football, with Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas spearheading the South Americans’ attack.
Although they may not be household names, the current side also boasts a threatening frontline of Alexis Sanchez and Humberto Suazo.
The 21-year-old Sanchez has been the subject of glowing reports from top European clubs’ scouts, and after netting the three goals in his last three games, the Udinese forward is temptingly priced at 11/4 to be Chile’s top scorer at the World Cup.
Suazo, meanwhile, was Chile’s top scorer in qualifying with 10 goals from 18 appearances, and he is also 11/4 to be his country’s leading scorer in South Africa.
Suazo spent last season on loan at Real Zaragoza, where he turned the club’s campaign around with six goals in his 17 games.
Chile are collectively also in fine form, and having won their last three fixtures by scoring seven goals and keeping three clean sheets, they are firm favourites to beat Honduras at 8/13.
With this in mind, Chile to be eliminated in the round of 16 is very convincingly priced at 13/10.