The Copa America group stages conclude this week with Colombia, one of the favourites to lift the tournament, coming against current holders Chile in Sao Paulo. Both these sides will have aimed for at least a semi-final finish at the outset of the tournament, and this may well be the best-balanced last four tie.
Where and when: Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo –29 June, kick-off 00:00
Where you can see Chile vs. Colombia: Premier Sports
Last time: The two played out a scoreless draw the last time they met – in a World Cup qualifier in November 2016 – while Colombia are without a victory in four in the fixture.
|Under 1.5 goals||7/4||Offer|
|Alexis Sanchez anytime scorer||13/5||Offer|
Chile vs. Colombia Predictions and Preview
Colombia enjoyed a hugely impressive group stage – winning all three matches to nil including an opening day two-goal victory over Argentina.
Carlos Quieroz’s side are defensively well-drilled and are a dangerous proposition for any side in the knockout stages.
Chile have won each of the last two tournaments but are not as fancied this time round and have been in a prolonged run of mediocre form – but did begin the tournament with an impressive 4-0 win over Japan before defeating Ecuador and narrowly losing out to Colombia.
If you fancy Colombia to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 27/10.
One to watch for Chile: Alexis Sanchez is his nation’s all-time record scorer – leapfrogging Marcelo Salas two years ago – and despite his poor form at club level, has scored in three of his last four internationals. Priced at 13/5 to find the net at any point in this game.
One to watch for Colombia: Duvan Zapata has already netted in two games this tournament for Colombia falling a sterling club season for Atalanta – where he netted 28 goals. Is at 2/1 to score here.
Long shot: Colombia have collected five clean sheets in a row while Chile have conceded just twice in their past four games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 6/1.