Brazil Opens As 1.61 Favourite

Published on June 25th, 2014 7:38 pm EST

Six of the eight Round of 16 matches have now been set at the 2014 World Cup. They are:

Brazil vs Chile
Columbia vs Uruguay
Holland vs Mexico
Costa Rica vs Greece
France vs Nigeria
Argentina vs Switzerland

Today we are going to examine the match between the host nation, Brazil, and Chile.

Here are the current odds for the match:

Brazil, 1.61
Draw, 4.20
Chile, 6.00

Chile has been one of the surprises of the tournament so far, as they noticed two wins in Group stage action to move on to the Round of 16.

Brazil, on the other hand, underperformed in their first two games of the tournament (they fell behind early to Croatia and played to a draw against Mexico), but they seemed to find their form against Cameroon.

Brazil will have the massive home field advantage on Saturday, though Chile's fans have proven to be very boisterous.

Brazil is still the favourite to win the entire World Cup, while Chile is listed at 26.00 to win.

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This game will likely center around Brazil's unbelievable striker, Neymar. If he can be effective, Chile will have a very hard time winning. Neymar is a game changer and Brazil will be relying heavily on their charistmatic striker to lead them to the Quarterfinals.

Chile's gameplan will be simple - neutralize Brazil's strikers and try to capitalize on counterattacks. I would expect Chile to play a tight, defensive game, as this is likely their only path to victory.

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