Colombia are the only nation at this Copa America with victories in all three group matches, and they even kept a clean sheet in each, so there’s a good reason why they’re slight favorites here. On the other hand, Chile failed to clinch the top spot in their group after losing to Uruguay and now will have to face Los Cafeteros instead of Peru.
Colombia vs Chile
• Copa America
• Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Saturday 29 June
• 01:00 CET
Colombia Team News and Latest Form
Searching for a sixth consecutive victory, Colombia recorded a tournament joint-high three clean sheets to get to the knockout stage. Also, Los Cafeteros have kept their net intact in 18 of their previous 19 wins in the Copa America.
In great attacking form, the Colombians have hit the net in 14 of their last 15 games, including friendlies (W11, D2, L2). Still, this clash could prove to be a tight one, with each of Colombia’s previous six Copa America matches producing under 2.5 goals.
Duván Zapata has scored three goals in his last four caps, with all of those goals coming in the final five minutes. Each of Colombia’s previous six Copa America matches has seen at least one team fail to score.
Chile Team News and Latest Form
Chile come into this one having found the back of the net in all but one of their previous nine matches (W5, D1, L3). However, they had problems at the back lately, allowing in seven of their last eight games. Chile conceded precisely three goals in five of their last six losses.
In 11 previous H2H duels in the Copa America, Chile have a great record that currently stands at W7, D2, L2. Furthermore, La Roja come into this tilt after keeping their net intact in each of the two prior H2H duels (W1, D1), with that duo including a 2-0 victory in the Copa America 2016.
Alexis Sánchez scored exactly one goal in four of his previous five caps – all of which were scored in the second 45 minutes. Five of Chile’s last six Copa America games haven’t produced goals on both sides.
Colombia vs Chile Head to Head
Colombia and Chile faced on 29 occasions since 1945 and Chile leads in all-time H2H meetings with 13 wins in opposite to Colombia’s eight with eight draws. Los Cafeteros are winless against Chile in the previous four encounters, but three of those games ended without a winner. Excluding goalless games, Chile were up at half-time in each of their last seven H2H tilts (W4, D2, L1).
Colombia vs Chile Betting Tip
Colombia are slight favorites at 2.10 (+110) but given they haven’t beat Chile in the last four clashes and the fact that this is the knockout stage, I am going to avoid betting on full-time in this one. Even though Colombia haven’t allowed a goal so far in the tournament, this is a perfect opportunity for punters to cash in on both teams to score. I am backing BTTS at 2.10 (+110) although none of the previous two H2H meetings produced goals on both ends.