Brazil take on Chile in CONMEBOL Round 17 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, 24 March 2022. The game time by GMT is 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. The match venue is Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Latest odds on betting sites
Brazil to win odds are priced at 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.20 (+320; 16/5), while Chile to win odds are priced at 7.50 (+650; 13/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Brazil — 65%, draw — 23%, Chile — 12%.
Latest betting odds on Brazil vs Chile (24 March 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Asian handicap (-1.0, -1.5) on Brazil — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Asian handicap (+1.0, +1.5) on Chile — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-166; 50/83)
Match preview and statistics
Brazil haven’t lost in nine straight games and are unbeaten in 14 home games. Tite’s team are top of the qualifiers table with 39 points and a +27 goal difference. Selecao beat Paraguay 4-0 in their last match.
Raphinha opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a shot into the top corner, assisted by Marguihos with a lovely long pass over the top of the defence. Philippe Coutinho doubled the lead in the 62nd minute of the second half with a sensational strike from 40 yards out to beat Silva, assisted by Marquinhos with a pass.
Anthony made it 3-nil in the 86th minute of the game. He received the pass from Ribeiro on the edge of the penalty area and has the time to take a touch before shaping his body and curling the ball into the back of the net. Everton Ribeiro got the assist.
Rodrygo hit the final nail in the 88th minute with an open-net finish, assisted by Bruno Guimaraes who set him up. Team statistics: 76% possession, 22 total shots, eight shots on target, four big chances, 672 accurate passes, 93% pass accuracy, eight fouls, five corners.
Brazil team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Chile are sixth in the table with 19 points and a -1 goal difference. Two wins, a draw and two losses are the results from their last five matches. They beat Bolivia 3-2 in their last game.
Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in the 14th minute from a free-kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner. Marc Enoumba pulled one back in the 36th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, following a cross from the corner by Juan Arce.
Marcelino Nunez restored La Roja’s lead in the 76th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the goal, assisted by Mauricio Isla. Sanchez backed his brace in the 84th minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Mauricio Isla.
Marcelo Moreno scored the last goal of the game in the 87th minute and reduced the scoreline to 2-3 with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Henry Vaca with a cross.
Team statistics: 56% possession, 21 total shots, 10 shots on target, 220 accurate passes, 66% pass accuracy, seven corners, 13 fouls and two yellow cards.
Chile team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Brazil vs Chile H2H
Brazil have won the previous three matches against Chile. They won 1-0 in the last match.
Lineups and key players
Brazil projected starting lineup:
- Alisson Becker
- Dani Alves
- Thiago Silva
- Alex Telles
- Bruno Guimaraes
- Lucas Paqueta
- Gabriel Jesus
The key player to watch out for is Neymar. He’s the team leader in goals and assists in the qualifiers with seven goals and eight assists. Neymar provided the assist to the winning goal in the last match he played for the national team. Expect goal involvement from him in this game.
Chile projected starting lineup:
- Claudio Bravo
- Benjamin Kuscevic
- Gary Medel
- Guillermo Maripan
- Mauricio Isla
- Erick Pulgar
- Arturo Vidal
- Charles Aranguiz,
- Gabriel Suazo
- Ben Brereton Diaz
- Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez is the key player to watch out for. He scored two crucial goals in their 3-2 win against Bolivia. Sanchez has three goals and five assists in the qualifiers.
Prediction and betting tips
Brazil have been in top form in recent games, with six wins and three draws in their last nine games. They beat Paraguay 4-0 in their last match. Chile beat Bolivia 3-2 in their last game, that was the second win in the previous five games.
Selecao have triumphed over La Roja in each of their last three games. Predictions for this match are Brazil to win, and over 2.5 goals. Their form has been brilliant in the qualifiers, as they remain unbeaten with 12 wins and three draws. It’s definitely not going to be Chile that will end the streak.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.0, -1.5) on Brazil
Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional)