Our prediction for this World Cup 2026 match:
Following a goalless draw with Venezuela, Ecuador will look to return to winning ways in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers when they take on Chile on Tuesday evening. La Tri have been impressive at the back of late and we are positive that they will rely on their rock-solid defence against La Roja as well. Even though experienced attacker Enner Valencia remains on the sidelines with injury, home win should be considered as Chile struggle on the travels.
Alexis Sanchez and Co, on the other hand, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Almiron-less Paraguay, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the Ecuadorians this time out. To make things even worse for the away team, CSKA Moscow midfielder Victor Mendez misses out through suspension as he was sent off in the last group game, while veteran Arturo Vidal has been omitted.
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 (Ecuador):
Ecuador had endured difficult times in footballing terms having been considered to be one of the more struggling football nations in South America, but the Tri have managed to transform themselves into a team that can never be taken lightly at the international scene.
Ecuador has taken part in three of the 22 World Cups with 12 position they achieved in 2006 in Germany being their best result so far. La Tricolor head into Copa America Centenario tied at the top of CONMEBOL’s World Cup qualifying table and their chances of making it through from group B have been increased with good results and alike performances.
Ivan Hurtado played for El Tri since 1992 to 2014 and former centre-back remains the most capped international with 168 games to his name. Ecuador captain Walter Ayovi is the active player with most games in the national team, while Felipe Caicedo with 19 goals is the top scorer of Gustavo Quinteros’ side.