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Cameroon vs Chile - 2017 Confederations Cup Preview and Odds

17/06/2017

Cameroon vs Chile - 2017 Confederations Cup Preview and Odds

June 18, 2017 19:00pm - Otkrytiye Arena

Confederations Cup - Group B

Cameroon arrive in Russia on the back of surprise triumph in this year`s African Cup of Nations. On their way to glory, they overcame the challenge of fancied sides such as Senegal, Ghana and Egypt to secure their fifth continental title.

The African side will have their work cut out here progressing from a group which contains both German and Chile, and potentially facing Euro 2016 winners Portugal or 2015 CONCACAF Cup holders Mexico in the next phase.

Their preparations were dealt a blow last week when they were sunk 4-0 by Colombia, a sign that they may well be a class below the top level teams. However, they have lost just two of their 17 matches overall in all competitions, their other defeat coming against Guinea, so they should be carrying some confidence into this event

Meanwhile, Chile have been tipped as potential tournament winners by plenty of observers, mainly due to the fact that Germany will not be at full strength here. Following back-to-back Copa America wins were they defeated the likes of Colombia, and Argentina, the Chileans have emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the world

They still lack consistency, but they will be coming into this event feeling that they have a real chance of claiming the crown. Last time out, they were beaten 3-2 in Romania and prior to that, they were held 1-1 Russia so preparation haves not been ideal. However, their only other defeat in the last 10 matches came against Argentina (1-0) in a World Cup qualifying clash.

Alexis Sanchez will once again be the key man in a squad full of talent that has a habit of pulling out big performances when it really matters.

Recent form (All competitions)

Cameroon: LWLWW

Chile: LDWWL

Betting odds and tips

Cameroon can be expected to put in a defensive performance here as they attempt to replicate the formula that worked so well for them in the AFCON back in February. However, the Chile forward line will be the most formidable they have faced in some time and could prove to be just too tricky for the Indomitable Lions.

You can back Chile to Win at 3/5 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Cameroon v Chile Live Betting Odds - FIFA Confederations Cup

Home Win
13/2
Draw
7/2
Away Win
1/2