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Chile vs Panama preview

Kick off: Wednesday, 15 June @1:00 GMT

Venue: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Chile vs Panama 2-1 (2010 Friendly International)
Chile vs Panama 0-0 (2008 Friendly International)

Chile vs Panama Team News

Eugenio Mena remains on the sidelines after suffering a serious injury against Argentina. The good news is that Marcelo Diaz has overcome his injury. Diaz is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up. Pablo Hernandez and Gary Medel have overcome their minor injuries and the duo is likely to play against Panama. A man to watch in the home team will be Arturo Vidal, who scored a brace against Bolivia.

Injured: Eugenio Mena (46/3)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Blas Perez, Felipe Baloy, Armando Cooper and Anibal Godoy are all sidelined through suspension, while Valentin Pimentel suffered an injury and he is yet another absentee in Hernan Gomez’s team. The likes of Miguel Camargo, Luis Tejada and Abdiel Arroyo are all likely to be recalled to the starting XI.

Injured: Valentin Pimentel (17/1)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Blas Perez (107/41), Felipe Baloy (92/3), Armando Cooper (74/5), Anibal Godoy (65/1)

Quick Facts

  • Chile failed to keep a clean sheet in previous nine games in all competitions
  • La Roja scoreed 2+ goals in five of their last eight matches at Copa America
  • Panama are after their first ever win over Chile
  • Los Chilenos had 19 goal attempts against Bolivia
  • Chile defeated Argentina on penalties in the 2015 Copa America final

Chile vs Panama Prediction

Chile are with one foot in the Copa America quarter-finals, but they can’t afford any complacency in Wednesday’s match against Panama. La Roja are eager to make amends for the poor performance against Bolivia and given that Hernan Gomez’s men head into the game with a severely-weakened squad, I am tempted to put my money on Pizzi’s troops this time out. In their last meeting on the international stage Chile recorded a 2-1 win over Panama.

Betting Pick: Chile/Chile

Odds: 2.00 (1/1) @bet365

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