Our match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Uruguay and Argentina, Chile have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Venezuela when the two teams take on each other in Wednesday’s qualifying match. La Roja were totally outplayed by Uruguay (0-3) in their last away fixture, but they are certainly capable of beating Venezuela, who dropped a two-goal ad-vantage in Friday’s game against Peru. Jorge Sampaoli is no longer in charge of the Chilean national team and new boss Pizzi is eyeing his first ever win with La Roja. The likes of Alexis Sanchez and Fabio Orellana are likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders and we predict that the visitors will return to winning ways on Wednesday. You should have in mind that Venezuela suit Chile as La Roja scored 10 goals in previous three meetings with Noel San-vincente’s charges.
Highligted Player (Vidal):
Arturo Vidal is a Chilean international who started his senior career at Colo-Colo. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Bayer Leverkusen. After making 117 league appearances for the Bundesliga outfit from 2007 to 2011, he joined Juventus on 22 July, 2011 for a fee of €10.5 million. Vidal won four Serie A trophies with the Bianconeri and he participated in the Champions League final against Barcelona on 6 June, 2015. The Serie A giants, though, were beaten by Barca in the title game. In the summer of 2015 he moved to Bayern Munich and he won the Bundesliga trophies with Pep Guardiola’s team in the 2015/2016 season. Speaking of his international career, Vidal won two Copa America trophies with Chile (2015, 2016). The Chilean ace is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both as defensive at attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Bayern Munich expires on 30 June, 2019.