Two sides looking to make better places in the South American World Cup qualifiers face of as Chile welcome Venezuela. The match schedules for Tuesday at the San Carlos de Apoquindo, with kickoff at 3 am.
Both sides come off impressive victories in their previous encounters in the World Cup qualifiers. Chile picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Paraguay, while Venezuela managed a 2-1 win over Ecuador.
Blackburn Rovers young forward Ben Brereton has continued his solid run of form with two goals in Chile’s 2-0 win over Paraguay in the ongoing 2022 World Cup qualifiers tournament.
If the CONMEBOL round is finally over, he knows that his first goal in a 2-0 win over Paraguay can be just as important as his first: a win at home.
Though they are still five points behind fifth, they are at least alive after their 2-0 loss to Peru last Friday – despite a previous winless streak of seven games in all competitions.
On Sunday, after several unsuccessful attempts, Venezuela celebrated a second time after the 2-1 victory against the Chileans was added to the victory over Ecuador in Caracas.
After a penalty shot for the guests, La Vinotito fought back to equalize in the 45th minute and then prevailed Eduard Bello; to give them the guidance they would never give up. However, the side remains at the bottom of the table with eight points behind Colombia in fifth place.
Chile vs Venezuela Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Chile taking seven wins while Venezuela with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Chile 2-0 Paraguay
- Peru 2-0 Chile
- Colombia 3-1 Chile
- Ecuador 0-0 Chile
- Chile 0-1 Brazil
- Venezuela 2-1 Ecuador
- Venezuela 1-3 Brazil
- Paraguay 2-1 Venezuela
- Peru 1-0 Venezuela
- Venezuela 1-3 Argentina
Chile Team News
Chile’s performance against Argentina on 4 September was the result of a lack of real squad depth. As such, Chile will not change their selection for the upcoming encounter.
Besides Inter-pair Vidal and Sanchez, the three experienced captains: Claudio Bravo, Mauricio Isla, and Gary Medel, has over 400 caps together. Only the latter is expected to be absent on Friday.
Venezuela Team News
Venezuela must play in the field as a striker without its own supporters Salomon Rondon (82 caps), and Josef Martinez (55) were not selected for the squad this month. As a result, Dynamo Kyiv will lead Eric Ramirez again in attack.
Prediction and Odds
After both won in the respective weekend, two nations with the highest points in the South American qualification are relieved a little.
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 3.5