Only selection with a 100% advantage in the first phase of the Copa America 2019 and with the defense still undefeated, Colombia face Chile, winner of the two most recent editions of the tournament, on Friday, June 28. The quarter-final will be held at the Corinthians Arena in São Paulo. The winner will face in the semifinals who get the best in the fight between Uruguay and Peru.
From now on all meetings will be eliminatory. The rules of the continental competition establish that in case of equality in regulation time the definition will be made in a penalties decision in the quarterfinals. The extension will only be adopted from the semifinals. For bookmakers, the guesses in the clashes take into account the result of the regulation time.
Including preparatory friendly matches, Colombia have not scored a goal for five matches. Undeniable that such performance is a direct reflection of the work of Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz, who took office in March after a successful experience of taking the Iranian team to the 2018 Russian World Cup also having the defensive wall as a base strategy.This blockade was instrumental in making the Colombians the only ones to complete the first phase of the Copa América 2019 with three wins. They surpassed Argentina (2 to 0), Qatar (1 to 0) and Paraguay (1 to 0).In that last game, as they had secured the classification for the quarterfinals with a journey of anticipation, they had the condition to even anticipate the preparation for the meeting of this Friday. The Colombians put a team that was practically formed by reserves to face Paraguay and preserved their athletes considered more important for the match of the quarterfinals.
The Chileans also passed without major problems by the initial stage reaching the classification for the quarterfinals of Copa America 2019 in two rounds. They beat Japan 4-0 in the opening game and the Ecuadorians 2-1 in the sequence.Thus, the 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Monday, June 24, at the close of the first round of the continental tournament, had no effect except on the change of pairing to the quarterfinals. Last. If they had tied, the Chileans would stay in the top position of the C-key and face Peru’s national team.However, even in the defeat in a game that was not one of the busiest, the Chilean team showed superiority in much of the game. Possession of the ball 56% of the time, created more chances of finishing (10 to 8) and hit the target (4 to 3), which reduces even more the importance of defeat and giving the coach Reinaldo Rueda the possibility of preserve the base of the team that has been using, despite criticism from analysts and fans.
Football Prediction of the Day Colombia vs Chile
With players skilled at attacking and able to set matches in isolated bids, Colombians and Chileans show different tactical characteristics. The former prefer to settle the moves more quickly. The current Copa America champions like to exchange more passes and have patience waiting for opportunities to finish. The defensive safety that Colombia has been presenting makes the prognosis in its victory be indicated as more suitable option of guess for the meeting of this Friday by the quarterfinals of Copa America 2019.
Bet Tips: Colombia