Kick-off: Sunday, July 2, 2017 @7:00 PM GMT
Venue: Stadion Krestovskyi (Sankt-Petersburg)
Germany vs Chile 1-1 (2017 Confederations Cup)
Germany vs Chile 1-0 (2014 Friendly International)
Chile vs Germany prediction
Stadion Krestovskyi in Sankt-Petersburg will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final. Both teams are after their first ever Confederations Cup title and, no doubt, there will be fireworks in Sunday’s showdown.
Chile failed to impress against Cameroon in the opening match of their 2017 Confederations Cup campaign, but thanks to two late goals La Roja picked up all three points from the game. The Copa America title holders then shared the spoils with Germany and Australia in the last two group games and, as a result, they booked their place in the semi-finals of the tournament. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was on top of his game in the penalty shoot-out against Portugal and the former Barcelona shoot-stopper helped the Chileans set up a meeting with Germany in the title game. Alexis Sanchez has been playing below expectations at the tournament in Russia, but, no doubt, he is capable of making life difficult for the opposition back-line. Chile have never won the Confederations Cup title before, but seeing that Germany are without their stars at the 2017 tournament, Arturo Vidal and Co. could have a reason for celebration on Sunday night. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s team are eyeing their first victory over Germany, but the South American team will have to be at their sharpest in the Confederations Cup final if they are to lift the prestigious trophy.
Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has no fresh injury worries and he is likely to field the same starting line-up that faced Portugal in the semis. The former Barcelona attacker should stick to the 4-3-3 formation.
No star players, no problem!
Joachim Low was criticized by German media when he decided to mix the squad for the 2017 Confederations Cup. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Jerome Boateng, Mats Humels, Tony Kroos, Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller were all left out from the Germany Confederations Cup squad, but die Mannschaft have been producing scintillating displays at the tournament in Russia. Germany are determined to win their first ever Confederations Cup trophy and they are high on confidence following a stunning 4-1 victory over Mexico in the semis. Leon Goretzka impressed against La Roja and it is more than obvious that there is a bright future ahead of the Schalke 04 starlet. The Germans are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the title game, but they should be very cautious at the back. Yet another youngster Timo Werner, who scored in the 4-1 win over Mexico, is widely expected to lead the line for Joachim Low’s troops.
Joachim Low is unlikely to make changes to the team that outclassed Mexico, but Ajax winger Amin Younes, who came as a substitute and scored in the 4-1 win over El Tri, is pushing for a start.
- Germany are undefeated in previous 14 games in all competitions
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in each of Chile’s last four games
- Germany goalkeeper Ter Stegen made 9 saves in the semis
- Chile had 15 goal attempts in the win over Portugal
- Sanchez scored for Chile, while Stindl scored for Germany in the group stages
Chile vs Germany betting pick
Chile proved their worth in the win over Portugal and La Roja are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s clash against Germany. Joachim Low’s charges rolled over Mexico in the semis, but a close encounter appears on the cards this time out. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the group stages of the 2017 Confederations Cup and, taking everything into account, under 2.5 goals bet should be considered.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals