Brazil v Chile betting tips: Semi-final aim for Selecao at Copa America
Brazil v Chile betting tips and preview
The group stage of Copa America is over with Brazil and Argentina finishing unbeaten at the top of their pools with 10 points from four games.
The teams are meeting for the first time in four years so let’s look at some of the markets in our Brazil v Chile betting tips.
Brazil’s 10-match winning run came to an end with a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in their final group game.
Coach Tite rested several of his first-choice players such as Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison but they are likely to return for the clash in Rio de Janeiro.
It’s been a comfortable ride so far for the Brazilians, who started with 3-0 and 4-0 wins against Venezuela and Peru but needed a goal from Casemiro in the 10th minute of stoppage time to secure a controversial 2-1 victory over Colombia in which Roberto Firmino’s equaliser struck the referee in the build-up.
Tite deployed a 4-3-3 in the first match against Venezuela but went with a 4-4-2 in the two wins against Peru and Colombia, only to change the formation to a 4-2-3-1 in the draw with Ecuador.
The Brazil coach is likely to play a 4-4-2 against Chile with Neymar and Jesus leading the line, Richarlison and Everton Ribeiro on the flanks, with Fred and Casemiro in the middle.
Thiago Silva and Marquinhos were at centre-back in the Ecuador game, with Alex Sandro and Danilo operating at full-back.
Martin Lasarte played a 4-3-3 in his first defeat as Chile coach during which Blackburn attacker Ben Brereton featured to the left of main striker Eduardo Vargas.
Richarlison and Firmino, who have a goal apiece, are 10/1 in the anytime goalscorer market in the Brazil v Chile betting tips.
Where: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos
When: 01:00, Saturday 3rd July
How to watch: BBC Digital
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication