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Pick Author: June 28th, 2014

2014 World Cup in Soccer 1/8 Final : Brazil vs Chile – Cards

Win
Game Date Home Team Away Team Pick Units Odds State Invested Return Profit
06/28/2014 Brazil Chile Over 3.5 Cards 5 +100 Win 500 1000 500

Neymar 2Brazil, winner of a Group A with 2 wins and a draw did not impress me much. They are a team totally dependent on a single player Neymar offensively and defensively on a pair of  strongholds –  David Luiz and Thiago Silva (Captain). They beat Croatia in game 1 3-1 after a penalty called by a Japanese referee Nishimori has actually decided the faith of the game. Brazil may have won otherwise as well, but the incident left a dent in global loving of the Brazilian teams for generations as Brazil at home should not need a favor or two from the refs. In game two the Brazilians played a very tough Mexican team who they lost to only two years ago in the Olympics and the game has proved again very difficult for the local team ending in 0-0 due to heroics from both goalies but especially from a Mexican Guillermo Ochoa. In game 3 Brazil beat Cameroon 4-1. Neymar leads Brazil with 4 goals so far.

 

aalexis,Chile too is built offensively to cash on virtuoso abilities of Alexis Sanchez, but the distribution of the ball during the game is way more balanced than Brazil’s while Eduardo Vargas, Aranguiz and Vidal are a very important group of a supporting cast to Sanchez and each other. Chile beat Australia 3-1 and in game two they beat a reigning World Champion Spain while doing that unconditionally being a better team all along the game. 2-0 of Chile is so far the most surprising result of the tournament as Costa Rica’s and Algeria’s heroics came against lesser teams than Spain. In a last game Chileans lost to a brilliant Holland 0-2. They qualified from a second place in Group B.

 

 

Brazil:

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Jefferson 2 January 1983 (aged 31) 9 Brazil Botafogo
2 DF Dani Alves 6 May 1983 (aged 31) 75 Spain Barcelona
3 DF Thiago Silva (c) 22 September 1984 (aged 29) 46 France Paris Saint-Germain
4 DF David Luiz 22 April 1987 (aged 27) 36 England Chelsea
5 MF Fernandinho 4 May 1985 (aged 29) 7 England Manchester City
6 DF Marcelo 12 May 1988 (aged 26) 31 Spain Real Madrid
7 FW Hulk 25 July 1986 (aged 27) 35 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
8 MF Paulinho 25 July 1988 (aged 25) 26 England Tottenham Hotspur
9 FW Fred 3 October 1983 (aged 30) 33 Brazil Fluminense
10 FW Neymar 5 February 1992 (aged 22) 49 Spain Barcelona
11 MF Oscar 9 September 1991 (aged 22) 31 England Chelsea
12 GK Júlio César 3 September 1979 (aged 34) 80 Canada Toronto FC
13 DF Dante 18 October 1983 (aged 30) 12 Germany Bayern Munich
14 DF Maxwell 27 August 1981 (aged 32) 9 France Paris Saint-Germain
15 DF Henrique 14 October 1986 (aged 27) 5 Italy Napoli
16 MF Ramires 24 March 1987 (aged 27) 42 England Chelsea
17 MF Luiz Gustavo 23 July 1987 (aged 26) 19 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
18 MF Hernanes 29 May 1985 (aged 29) 24 Italy Internazionale
19 MF Willian 9 August 1988 (aged 25) 7 England Chelsea
20 FW Bernard 8 September 1992 (aged 21) 11 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
21 FW 20 March 1987 (aged 27) 17 Brazil Atlético Mineiro
22 GK Victor 21 January 1983 (aged 31) 6 Brazil Atlético Mineiro
23 DF Maicon 26 July 1981 (aged 32) 72 Italy Roma

 

Chile:

Coach: Jorge Sampaoli

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Claudio Bravo (c) 13 April 1983 (aged 31) 79 Spain Real Sociedad
2 DF Eugenio Mena 18 July 1988 (aged 25) 25 Brazil Santos
3 DF Miiko Albornoz 30 November 1990 (aged 23) 2 Sweden Malmö FF]
4 MF Mauricio Isla 12 June 1988 (aged 26) 47 Italy Juventus
5 MF Francisco Silva 11 February 1986 (aged 28) 12 Spain Osasuna
6 MF Carlos Carmona 21 February 1987 (aged 27) 44 Italy Atalanta
7 FW Alexis Sánchez 19 December 1988 (aged 25) 67 Spain Barcelona
8 MF Arturo Vidal 22 May 1987 (aged 27) 54 Italy Juventus
9 FW Mauricio Pinilla 4 February 1984 (aged 30) 27 Italy Cagliari
10 MF Jorge Valdivia 3 October 1983 (aged 30) 57 Brazil Palmeiras
11 FW Eduardo Vargas 20 November 1989 (aged 24) 30 Spain Valencia
12 GK Cristopher Toselli 22 June 1988 (aged 25) 4 Chile Universidad Católica
13 DF José Rojas 3 June 1983 (aged 31) 19 Chile Universidad de Chile
14 MF Fabián Orellana 27 January 1986 (aged 28) 26 Spain Celta Vigo
15 MF Jean Beausejour 3 June 1984 (aged 30) 59 England Wigan Athletic
16 MF Felipe Gutiérrez 8 October 1990 (aged 23) 18 Netherlands Twente
17 DF Gary Medel 3 August 1987 (aged 26) 61 Wales Cardiff City
18 DF Gonzalo Jara 29 August 1985 (aged 28) 65 England Nottingham Forest
19 MF José Pedro Fuenzalida 22 February 1985 (aged 29) 23 Chile Colo-Colo
20 MF Charles Aránguiz 17 April 1989 (aged 25) 21 Brazil Internacional
21 MF Marcelo Díaz 30 December 1986 (aged 27) 21 Switzerland Basel
22 FW Esteban Paredes 1 August 1980 (aged 33) 35 Chile Colo-Colo
23 GK Johnny Herrera 9 May 1981 (aged 33) 8 Chile Universidad de Chile

To sum it up – both team’s star players are from Barcelona and since Sanchez lost many playing minutes because of Neymar’s arrival – there will be a lot at stake here. There will be lost of Chile’s supporters attending the game and Brazil will be under much more pressure than Chile. They may get help from the refs during the game as I see the Chileans as a better team than Brazil where neither Oscar or Fred had a prolonged periods of good plays and Dani Alves as well as Marcello are playing pretty weak relative to the form we got used from them.  Brazil won 11 times against the Chileans and drew twice while Chile has yet to win. I do not see an easy game for the Brazilans but with the help of the referees I believe they will qualify on. I foresee lots of cards in this game. I can see Brazil qualifying. But I do not see Chileans breaking down in the beginning.

So, My picks will reflect the following: Chile +0.5 First Half for -115, Over 3.5 Cards for +100 and Brazil -1 -120

This is a 5 Units Play

Over 3.5 Cards +100

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