The Confederations Cup – Play-off
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+2)
Top 4 of the Russian tournament consists of the current World and Europe champions and also the champions of North and South America. And now we present to your attention the first semifinal meeting against Portugal and Chile that will be held on Wednesday, 28th of June in the capital of Tatarstan.
The team of Fernando Santos
According to the results of three matches of the group stage the most favorable impression both by results and the game has made Portugal. With two winnings and one draw against main challenger the current champions of Europe together with Mexico earned 7 points but became the winners of the first quartet according to the best goal difference:
18.06.2017. Portugal - Mexico – 2:2 (Quaresma, Cedric - Chicharito, Moreno);
21.06.2017.Portugal –Russia - 1:0 (Ronaldo);
24.06.2017. Portugal –New Zealand – 4:0 (Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Anderson Silva, Nani);
The team of Juan Antonio Pizzi
According to the results of the last 3rd round in both groups occurred the change of leaders. But if in the first quartet Mexico lost to Portugal only by the goal difference then Chile for 90 minutes of the last game against Australia really disappointed all fans.
While Bundesteam in Sochi was devastating Cameroon (3:1), Alexis Sánchеz, Arturo Vidal and others at home arena of Spartak, Moscow were not able to win over the champions of Asia (1:1).
18.06.2017.Chile – Cameroon - 2:0 (Vidal, Vargas );
22.06.2017. Chile –Germany - 1:1 (Sánchеz, – Stindl);
25.06.2017. Chile – Australia – 1:1 (Rodriguez, – Troisi);
So, after that silly draw against obvious underdog the team of Juan Antonio Pizzi had to fight with the strongest opponent in the semifinal battle. And after finishing of Sunday matches the bookmakers delivered verdict:
Portugal– 2.25, draw – 3.30, Chile– 3.10;
As you see, the favorite of the match is the team of Fernando Santos. But the defense game of Portugal still raises a lot of questions. And Chile despite its failure during the match against Australia is as ambitious as Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners.
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) – odds 1.91 Bet365