USA vs Chile
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Kick-Off at 23:55 UK / 00:55 CET
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston).
United States made it three wins on the spin on Thursday evening when they saw off Ecuador 1-0 at Orlando City Stadium. It was an evenly-matched contest which saw striker Gyasi Zardes netting the only goal of the game nine minutes from time.
It was the first occasion which saw US players who feature European football integrated into the squad together with MLS stars. Gregg Berhalter generally had lots of reasons to be thrilled with his men’s display on the evening as the Yanks completely controlled the happenings on the court throughout the 90 minutes of play.
Ecuador were nowhere near scoring a goal in the evening. USMNT thus extended their superb defensive form as the team now kept three successive clean sheets in friendlies against Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
USA vs Chile: Head-to-head
Chile dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won four, drew one and lost one of six encounters with USMNT.
Interestingly, each of six head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
La Roja celebrated a 3-2 victory in a friendly played back in January 2015.
USA vs Chile Prediction
Chile are no longer a formidable force in South America. They failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia and they just lack quality to match top-notch sides in their continental affairs. Colombian manager Reinaldo Rueda has a very modest line-up (in terms of quality) as four of his current forwards have scored no more than three goals combined for the national team.
Knowing that the Yanks have been very tough to break down in recent outings, USA to keep a clean sheet pops up as the stand-out pick here. The hosts will be highly motivated to claim this big Chile scalp and maintain the winning streak. With momentum and fans on their side, we can’t see any other scenario but the home win coming here.
USA vs Chile: Bet Tips
United States to win @ 2.62
United States to keep a clean sheet @ 1.85.