Chile opened the competition in fine fashion, running out 2-0 winners over Ecuador. Can they do the same against Mexico in their second match? We certainly think so.
Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal goals in the second half were sufficient for the home nation, although two yellow cards for Matias Fernandez means he will now be on suspension for the match against Mexico.
Following g a goal-less first half, the hosts broke the deadlock from the penalty spot on 67 minutes, Vidal converting from the spot following a foul by Miller Bolanos.
Chile’s win was secured on the 84th minute with Vargas collecting a ball from Alexis Sanchez and firing home past keeper Alexander Dominguez.
Mexico experienced a different experience in their opening match, failing to find a way past Bolivian keeper Romel Javier and having to contend themselves with a single point. This result is far from a disaster for the Mexicans and should they win against the hosts they will be favourites to qualify in pole position.
The last encounter between these sides was a dour goalless draw last September. We’ll be hoping for something a little tastier this time around.
Our betting tips
Chile to win, both teams to score – Bet365 3/1
Over 2.5 goals – Betfair 5/4