Serbia vs Chile
Friendly football match between Serbia and Chile. The game is held in Austria.
For the Serbian team these are final preparation before start of the World Cup. Serbia will play its opening match on June the 17th. Beside meeting with Chile, the Serbs will meet also Bolivia and that would be final test before game vs Costa Rica in Russia.
As for Chile, they have failed to qualify for the World Cup and that was big blow for this great team. For them today's game is some kind preparation for the new qualifying cycle. That being said, this is not their best squad but no way I will underestimate this team. Few days ago on May 31st, Chile met with Romania, the game was also in Austria. The final result was 3:2 for Romania but have in mind Chile didn't play bad game.
At first look seems like Serbia then should beat them too, but note Chile was in that match 2:1 up with some 25 minutes left, have in mind that for last hour or so Chile played with player less on the field due to early red card. As a matter fact they scored both those goals with man down. Plus Chile had 64:36 % advantage in ball possession. With only 10 players on the pitch, that was impressive cause Romania is not some low quality side.
Furthermore, why I am not sure in betting Serbia today is the fact we can't say with 100% in how good squad Serbia will play. I mean, this is the squad that will compete in Russia but I have impression today we won't see the best starting 11 who will play against Costa Rica but most likely the head coach Krstajic will mix a little bit. For now, the only we know for sure is that former Chelsea and now Zenit St.Petersburg player, Branislav Ivanovic will skip game and will play against Bolivia.
IMO over the totals is much better option here. In Serbia defense is a weaker part of the team if you ask me. On the other side this Chile team showed they are in the mood to compete and to play open game in such friendly. Hopefully we will see more of that today.
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Serbia vs Chile prediction
|Over 2.25 goals||Pinnacle||1.94||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|