Copa America Centenario: Quarterfinals MEX vs. CHILE
Mexico vs. Chile June 18, 2016- 10:00 PM ET (TV UNIVISION) Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Exciting knockout round action will highlight the night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara as Mexico will take to the pitch against defending Copa America champion Chile when both teams get together on Saturday night with the following betting lines in play;
Best Mexico Lines: BetOnline ML (+149) Spread PK
Best Chile Lines: BetOnline ML (+181) Spread PK
Draw: +210 Over/Under: BetOnline 2.0
Plenty on the line in Saturday’s knockout match as Chile will seek to keep their hopes of defending their title in tact when they square off against a Mexico squad who enter this fixture unbeaten in almost a year with 22 consecutive games won.
El Tri has been on an impressive run since losing 2-1 to Ecuador in the last Copa America and though they took down the Chileans 1-0 in a friendly earlier this month, the stakes and sense of urgency will be a lot greater this time around.
The winner of this match will advance to compete against the winner of Peru versus Colombia in the semifinals.
And though Chile is the team out to defend their title, they have looked anything but like champions since January winning just three of their last seven matches. Chile finished second in Group D to Argentina and remain confident that they have what it takes to take down the hottest team in the world.
Mexico won Group C and no doubt are one of the favorites to take home the hardware. El Tri won the CONCACAF Gold Cup last summer.
In head to head competitions, Mexico is 3-1 in their last seven matches versus the South Americans from Chile but know there is little room for error on their part with their aggressive style of play.
Chile will return to Levi’s Stadium after dropping a 2-1 contest in their Copa opener to Argentina, which was a rematch of last year’s title game.
Mexico with their attack will aim to put the Chileans on their heels but know a wrong move can cost them. With a semifinal appearance up for grabs, let’s take a look at the betting lines as BetOnline is favoring MEX (+149) over CHILE with an over/under of 2.0 total game goals scored with the draw +210.
Riding the feet of the Mexicans, I will favor Mexico for the moneyline win but also like the over of 2.0 total game goals scored as my pick for what should be an exciting match.