Cameroon vs Chile
2017 Confederations Cup
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
Another mouthwatering clash happens in this year’s Confederations Cup as Cameroon opens Group B contest against Chile.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions seen some mixed results since their title winning campaign at the start of this calender year. They won 2 and lost 2 since then. Their most recent outing against the South American team Colombia ended in a disastrous 4-0 defeat. The Indomitable Lions were also defeated by a lowly Guinea in March, shows they are a team that can switch off at times.
Chile, the Champions of South America are coming in good spirits after lifting the Centenario edition of Copa America held in USA. They defeated Argentina for a successive year to establish their dominance in the continent. The La Roja also revived their World Cup qualification campaign since then. However, their recent showings in the friendly warm-up matches are colorless as they were held to a draw by Romania and lost to Russia.
Cameroon: Team News
Hugo Broos have a fully fit squad at his disposal and they are likely to line-up in a 4-4-2 formation.
All eyes will be on Benjamin Moukandjo, who had a fruitful season with Lorient in Ligue 1, netting 13 goals from 25 appearances.
Cameroon: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-4-2)
Ondoa – Oyongo, Teikeu, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Fai – Moukandjo, Sutchuin-Djoum, Siani, Bassogog – Aboubakar, Zoua.
Chile: Team News
Claudio Bravo’s fitness remains uncertain as the national team captain is yet to make an appearance since picking up an injury with Manchester City in the month of April. This might force head-coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to turn to Johnny Herrera to fulfill the goal-keeping responsibilities.
Chile: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-3-3)
Herrera – Beausejour, Jara, Medel, Isla – Vidal, Hernandez, Aranguiz – Sanchez, Vargas, Fuenzalida.
Cameroon vs Chile: Head-to-head
The lone meeting between Cameroon and Chile happened during the 1998 FIFA World Cup, a match finished in a 1-1 stalemate.
Cameroon vs Chile: Prediction
Both teams were sloppy in recent outings and improvements are expected when they take the field for this competitive game. Without a doubt, Cameroon are huge underdogs here, because they lack in quality in comparison of man-to-man against the Chilean squad.
However, the African champions are a hardworking bunch and one must expect them to make Chile sweat hard to earn a positive result in this group opener.
Cameroon vs Chile: Bet Tips
One can confidently back Chile to win this contest for 1.60 odds at Betway.
Punters can also invest small stake on the correct full-time score 1-2 in favour of the South American champions for a juicy 8.50 odds, which is already dropping as we compose this article.