Cameroon vs Chile FIFA Confederations Cup 18 June, 19:00 (CET) Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
The 2017 Confederations Cup will be the 10th time the FIFA international tournament has been played. Held once every four years as a prelude to the World Cup which follows a year later, the Confederations Cup is a chance for Russia to see what it’s like to host an international tournament and the participants to get a feel for what lies ahead.
The third match of the tournament sees Cameroon take on Chile at the Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow. These teams have been drawn in Group B with Germany and Australia.
Cameroon qualified for the tournament by winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. It was a surprise victory, as they came into the event with problems following the withdrawal of some key players. However, Cameroon went on to defeat Egypt 2-1 in the final and seal the eighth and final spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup.
Chile were the fourth team to secure a spot in Russia and did so by winning the 2015 Copa America. Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the match ended 0-0 following extra-time.
It will be the third-time Cameroon have contested the Confederations Cup but the first time for Chile, who have never played in this tournament. However, Cameroon’s last appearance in the event was in 2003, so it’s not really an advantage.
Chile come into this match as the clear favourites and are priced at 1.61 with Bet365 to win the game. Following their Copa America triumph, Chile have found life tough in South America World Cup qualifying but so have several other teams, including Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. Still, Chile sit in fourth place and that will be good enough to see them qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Cameroon are considered outsiders for this match and are available at 5.50 to win the game with Bet365. African World Cup qualifying is currently at the third-round stage and Cameroon are second in Group B behind Nigeria. With a 4-point gap after just two games, Cameroon are going to struggle to make it to Russia and this is reflected in their odds to win this match.
Cameroon based their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations success on being a strong and resilient unit and are likely to adopt a similar approach in this game. Their philosophy will be to keep out Chile and rely on players like Vincent Aboubakar to grab a goal at the other end. If you think Cameroon can cause an upset in this game it is likely to be by a close margin and you can back a 1-0 Cameroon win at 10.00 with Bet365.
However, Chile are regarded as favourites for a reason and with world class players like Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal, they have plenty of fire power to get them through this game. Cameroon can keep it tight but Chile should make the breakthrough and win by a narrow margin to get their campaign off to a decent start. You can get 3.50 for Chile to win by a single goal at Bet365.
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