FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Tips, Thu 24 Mar

A 33-game unbeaten run in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying phase is on offer for Brazil when it plays host to Chile at Marcana Stadium this Friday.  

Having already qualified for this year’s tournament in Qatar, expect Brazil to play a weakened team, while Chile is currently three points behind the top-four automatic qualification places.

Following a disappointing start to its campaign, Chile now requires a strong finish to give itself a chance of booking its place in Qatar.

Successive defeats against Argentina and Ecuador hampered Chile’s progress, but a crucial 3-2 victory away in Bolivia last month has kept its hopes alive.

The team news suggests there will be a heap of chopping and changing to both teams. 

Brazil winger Raphinha has pulled out due to COVID, while Gabriel Magalhaes will play no part due to family commitments. 

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has also been forced to withdraw due to illness, and he has been replaced in the squad by Atletico Mineiro’s Everson, but Liverpool’s Alisson Becker is set to take Ederson’s place in between the posts. .

For Chile, it will welcome back veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal who missed February’s qualifier due to suspension. 

With only its undefeated record to really play for, Brazil will likely take their foot off the pedal and amble along in this game. 

Shapes up as a draw.

Prediction: Brazil 1 Chile 1

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