Back Chile And Portugal To Reach The Confederations Cup Final
With just one year to go until the 2018 World Cup, attention turns to the Confederations Cup which gets underway in Russia on Saturday. There will be eight nations in the mix as they are divided into two groups of four, with the top-two from each group going through to the semi-finals...
|17th June - 2nd July||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
|Tips||Chile And Portugal To Reach The Final Best Bet||@ 13 / 2|
|Arturo Vidal Top Goalscorer (each way)||@ 20 / 1|
Brazil are missing from this year's tournament after winning the three previous editions of the Confederations Cup and it is Portugal who are 5/2 favourites to be crowned champions this year. The 2016 European Championship winners boast a strong squad that includes the irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo, and Fernando Santos is clearly treating this competition with respect.
It is difficult to oppose this Portuguese side and they are in the same Group A as OFC Nations Cup winners New Zealand, tournament hosts Russia and Mexico.
It is Mexico who are an interesting proposition as they won the CONCACAF last year and they have a decent pedigree in the Confederations Cup as their five appearances have yielded one title, one third place finish and a fourth place finish.
Juan Carlos Sorio's men are well organised nowadays as they have lost just one of their past thirteen internationals (won nine, drawn three) and the 1999 winners can be backed at 10/1 (Sky Bet).
However, Mexico were thrashed 7-0 by Chile at the Copa America twelve months ago and it is the Chileans who are a strong contender at 3/1 for the Confederations Cup (Bet Victor). Juan Antonio Pizzi's men don't always travel well but they are proven tournament performers and any side with Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal in are going to be dangerous.
Indeed, Vidal is an interesting bet to be the tournament's top goalscorer at 20/1 (Betfred) as he has notched ten goals in his last nineteen appearances for Chile and he could take them far in Russia.
It is worth noting that only two European teams have reached the past four Confederations Cup finals (France and Spain), which would suggest that they don't always treat this competition with respect. The strength of Portugal's squad would appear to suggest that they are ready to alter that and we're going to back Chile and Portugal to both reach the final at 13/2 (Sky Bet).
Chile appear to be the value in Group B as Joachim Low has picked a very inexperienced Germany squad, with just six of their players involved in last summer's Euros. The world champions are very short at 23/10, albeit they should have enough to get out of a group that includes Africa Cup of Nations winners Cameroon, who have been struck by backroom unrest, and Asia Cup winners Australia.
2017 Confederations Cup Odds
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