Japan vs Chile Copa America predictions, betting tips, correct score, and preview here. Samurai Blue backed to hold the rivals off in Sao Paulo.
Chile, the two-time defending champion has an opportunity to make it three in a row, and more than that, they are hurt that they were unable to represent the continent in the recently concluded World Cup.
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Japan had a great campaign at the Asian Cup and was only undone in the Final, by champions Qatar. Until then the team had a perfect winning record, and all through the knockouts, bar the final, the squad had not even conceded a goal.
Japan vs Chile Head to Head Record
Last 2 meetings:
27 May 2009 Japan 4 – 0 Chile
26 Jan 2008 Japan 0 – 0 Chile
Matches played: 2
Japan wins: 1
Chile wins: 0
Japan vs Chile Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last these two met each other was ten years back.
- Chile has not yet won a game against Japan.
- Japan scored four goals in the last h2h encounter, while Chile failed to record at least one.
- The only competitive tie these two have taken part was in the Kirin Cup, in 2009, where Japan won 4-0.
Japan vs Chile Prediction
Alexis Sanchez has had a tough career ever since he made the switch to Manchester United, and since then the pacy striker has been going out of limelight bit by bit. It’s a chance for him to once again take center-stage. The sight of him slotting in a Panenka, as the final penalty kick in the final of this same tournament, against Argentina, is still fresh in memory.
Add to this the spirited Arturo Vidal, who has had a hell of a season at Barcelona, and Chile emerges the outright favorite against Japan.
Importantly, despite Japan’s great performances in recent matches, it should be considered that those were against much lighter opponents, whereas Chile will prove to be a different customer.