How to Bet Chile vs Panama Copa America Centenario Odds

Posted by Aaron . on June 13, 2016 in

Following their morale-boosting 2-1 victory over the Bolivians on Friday, June 10th, the Chileans still have a chance of qualifying to the next round of the 2016 Copa America Tournament. The catch; Chile has to beat Panama when the two teams meet in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Here is an online soccer betting preview of this Tuesday Copa America clash, complete with free 2016 Copa America picks.

How to Bet Chile vs. Panama Copa America Centenario Odds

When: Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: Fox Sports & Premier Sports
Soccer Odds: Chile -250, Panama +735, OVER/UNDER 3

 

 

Why Bet on Chile

The Chileans didn’t have it easy against Bolivia and had to rely on an extra-time penalty goal from Arturo Vidal to claim their first three points of the competition after they’d lost 2-1 to Argentina in their opening fixture. There was, however, no doubt that Chile was the better team in the game against Bolivia, as the Chileans finished with 10 shots on goal compared to just one for the Bolivians. If the Chileans can produce a similar effort with better accuracy in front of goal, beating Panama will be a strong possibility. The onus here will thus be on the excellent duo of Alexis Sanchez and Fabian Orellana to open up the defense from the sides, with Vidal continuing to play as a box-to-box midfielder and the rest of the team joining in with a strong work rate.

Why Bet on Panama

Vancouver striker Blas Perez was the hero for Panama in their opening fixture, scoring a brace to help his team to a crucial 2-1 win over Bolivia. Unfortunately, the Panamas were unable to match up to the Argentines in the second game, getting undone by an early red card to midfielder Anibal Godoy and a late Lionel Messi hat-trick that guided Argentina to a 5-0 win thumping over Panama. With Godoy absent on Tuesday and Perez also earning a yellow card that rules him out of the game against Chile, Panama will be hard-done to replace its two stars, leave alone finding the morale to bounce back from a 5-0 rout. Even so, Panama still has some decent pieces in the team, including Salt Lake striker Luis Tejada, who could come in to impact the game positively, giving the Panamas hope of a potential upset over the defending Copa America Champs Chile.

Expert Chile vs. Panama Predictions

Roster-wise, this game hugely favors Chile that will be coming into Tuesday’s game with a healthy squad that includes proven world-class players, as opposed to Panama’s largely unknown squad. Add to the fact that two of Panama’s key players will sit out of this game, I don’t see Chile failing to take advantage of this godsend opportunity to win and make the next round. Simply put, take Chile for the win in a game that could see the Chileans score their most number of goals in the tournament so far.

Final Score Prediction: Chile 3, Panama 1