Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Chile will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Paraguay when they take on Venezuela in yet another important WC qualifying match. La Roja are five points behind the top five in the standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the home team. Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal, who returned from suspension against Paraguay, should keep his place in the starting XI, as well as his teammate Alexis Sanchez.
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Aranguiz, though, is out of contention through suspension. La Vinotinto came from behind to beat Ecuador 2-1 at home ground, but given their poor away record in the World Cup qualifiers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Chileans. Keep in mind that all Yangel Herrera, Josef Martinez, and Salomon Rondon are out of contention for the visiting side. A man to watch in the away team will be pacey Toronto attacker Soteldo, who impressed in a 3-1 loss to Brazil.
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 (Venezuela):
The Venezuela national team is the member of South American CONMEBOL confederation competing at the international stage since 1938, at the same time fighting for glory and popularity in the country where baseball diverts all of the attention from the sport. With increased popularity of the FIFA World Cup the country found enough motivation and incentive to increase player development and fan support in order to strengthen the cult of the national football team.
However, South American minnows Venezuela have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and as of 2014 they remain the only CONMEBOL member not to achieve this feat. La Vinotinto have however appeared in 15 Copa America tournament with their first entry coming in 1967. Their best result was the fourth-place finish in 2011 and under the new leadership of Rafael Dudamet, Venezuela are looking for an upset at Copa America Centenario.
The most prominent player of the Venezuela national team is New York Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango who is the team’s top scorer and the player with most caps.