Ecuador vs Chile
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
Uruguay made mincemeat out of Ecuador in their opener. Luis Suarez took out all of his frustration, after seeing his promising club season come to an unscrupulous end. Right away in the sixth minute, he led way to a goal, and chipped in one himself, later in the game.
PSG striker Edinson Cavani too joined the assault, and to add insult to injury, the 15-time champions were also gifted an own goal.
The annihilation could have been an after effect of the sending off of Jose Quinteros in the 24th minute itself, but all credit to Uruguayans for taking good advantage of it. The final scoreline read 4-0.
The same was the scoreboard in the case of Chile’s opening match too, only, this time they found themselves as the victors. Asian Cup finalists, Japan really had no answer to the determined Chilean squad, who is on a quest to make amends for missing out on World Cup qualification.
They have the rare opportunity to record three Copas in a row and considering some of the favorites like Argentina are thirsting for any international recognition for the last two decades, it’d be the perfect revenge for Alexis Sanchez and company.
Ecuador vs Chile Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last ten wins went to Chile.
- Chile scored two or more goals in three of the last four matches.
- The last time these two met in a Copa, Ecuador lost 2-0.
- Last Ecuador registered a Copa win was back in 1997.
Ecuador vs Chile Prediction
Chile had the perfect start to their title defense. They recorded a huge 4-0 win over Japan, and will be hoping to make it two out of two, and almost ensure their participation in the knockouts. Goal-difference might play a factor in determining the group champions, should Uruguay along with them end up with two wins from the first two games, and their face-to-face final group stage game end in a draw.
As such, the defending champions will be looking for a huge win here. The confidence that they have won three of the last four h2h meetings, and registered six of the last ten such wins, will boost their chances. Also, Ecuador had conceded two or more goals in three of the last four head-to-head battles, and lost the last three encounters with the team, in different editions of this competition.
Importantly, last Chile lost a game against this opponent in the continental extravaganza was in 1997. For sure they are the favorites here, and count on the counterparts who are going through a winless run of five games, to extend their dismal run.
Ecuador vs Chile Betting Tips
Chile to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Chile to Open the Scoring @ 1.60 (3/5).