Our prediction for this match:
After sharing the spoils with United States of America at BBVA Compass Stadium, Chile will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Haiti at Estadio La Portada de la Serena. Key players Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez are both in the squad and all eyes will be on the duo when Chile face Haiti in yet another friendly game. Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Charles Aranguiz is likely to start for the hosts as well. Haiti, on the other hand, have nothing to lose in Friday’s friendly and aim to avoid a heavy defeat in La Serena.
Marc Collat’s charges suffered a loss in each of their previous three friendly game and we do not believe that they are capable of making a miracle at Estadio La Portada de la Serena. In their last meeting in a friendly Chile defeated Haiti 1-0.
Highlighted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.
Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Division, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals.
Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Haiti):
Haiti have been FIFA members since 1934 despite making their international debut nine years prior in a 2-1 loss to Jamaica. Haiti is the country with one of the longest football reputation in the Caribbean becoming only the second team from the region to make it to the World Cup. Their 1974 entrance is their only appearance to date however.
Haiti national team are making their Copa America debut at the Centenario in the United States and despite the fact Les Grenadiers have been considered minnows and underdogs on paper, they are sure to provide a competitive bite for their rivals. Heading into their first-ever Copa America, Haiti will be looking to repeat the heroics from the golden age of the Haitian football in 1970s.
Member of the most prominent generation Emmanuel Sanon remains to this date the most distinguished player of the team and the most capped player with 100 games. Former San Diego Sockers striker is also Haiti’s top scorer with 47 goals to his name.