Mexico vs Chile
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Kick-Off at 02:45 UK / 03:45 CET
Venue: Estadio La Corregidora (Santiago de Queretaro).
Mexico host Chile in a very interesting friendly on Tuesday evening at Estadio La Corregidora. El Tri will come into it in higher spirits following a 3-2 victory over CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica on Thursday evening.
It was a huge win on psychological aspect for the new manager Ricardo Ferretti who got off to a shaky start with defeats to Uruguay (1-4) and United States (0-1) on his debut last month. If we count the World Cup in Brazil, Mexico were on a four-game losing streak.
El Tri were on the wrong foot in Thursday’s affair with Los Ticos, but they managed a second-half comeback through Henry Martin and Raul Jimenez. We have to mention that Ferretti used a rather mixed-up line-up leaving first-team regulars such as Diego Reyes, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano on the bench on Thursday. They could all feature from the first minute on Tuesday evening against Chile.
Mexico vs Chile: Head-to-head
Mexico lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into their 16th encounter against La Roja.
However, their fans can definitely still remember a disastrous 0-7 defeat they suffered to Chile at the 2016 Copa America.
Fewer than two goals were scored in four of last seven head to head outings between the two teams.
Mexico vs Chile: Prediction
Chile are miles away from their best days at the moment. They failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia this summer and they don’t seem to be pulling up any trees under the new manager Reynaldo Rueda either.
La Roja just lack the attacking firepower in the absence of Alexis Sanchez. Chile only drew 0-0 to Korea Republic a month ago, while they fell 3-0 to Peru on Friday evening. They won just one of last six friendlies failing to find the back of the net in three of them.
Even though Mexico also miss some important players (primarily dos Santos brothers and Chicharito), they have to be considered favourites against non-inspired Chilean side here. La Roja are struggling badly to create in the final third and we’d not be surprised to the Mexicans keep a clean sheet on the occasion.
Mexico vs Chile: Bet Tips
Mexico to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
Mexico to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).