Rússia vs Chile: Preview & Prediction
On Monday, June 5, Russia managed to make a good match against Hungary at the home of the rival, and won 3-0. An amazing performance for a team that had five times in the five previous friendly matches.
Signal also of the disposition of the athletes that dispute one of the vacancies in the final convocation for the competition of the Confederations Cup. The Russians are in Group A of the tournament and will debut on June 17 against New Zealand. The key also includes Portugal and Mexico.
This Friday’s game will present a more difficult opponent forcing athletes to display even better football if they want to stay in the tournament group. Thirty athletes were summoned for the friendly matches, seven of them to be dismissed. Are they:
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA), Marinato Guilherme (Lokomotiv), Andrei Lunev (Zenit), Aleksandr Belenov (Ufa).
Defender: Viktor Vasin (CSKA), Ruslan Kambolov (Rubin), Fedor Kudryashov (Rostov), Georgiy Dzhikia, Spartak Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustädter (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Andrey Semenov (Terek), Roman Shishkin .
Socks: Yury Zhirkov, Igor Smolnikov (both from Zenit), Yury Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov, Dmitry Kombarov, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Samedov (both from Spartak), Mario Fernandez, Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Golovin Aleksandr Erokhin (Rostov), Aleksey Miranchuk, Dmitry Tarasov (both from Lokomotiv).
Attackers: Aleksandr Bukharov (Rostov), Artem Dziuba (Zenit), Maxim Kanunnikov (Rubin), Dmitry Poloz (Rostov), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar).
Chileans are in a similar situation. They fight to secure a place in the team that will compete in the Confederations Cup for being Copa América champion. The final group will only be set after the friendly against Russia on Friday and against Romania on 13 June.
In the first preparatory game, Chile acted at home and bid farewell to their fans with a quiet 3-0 win over Burkina Faso. It was a test designed to adapt the team to an African opponent, as will occur in the Russian tournament. The Chileans will make their first participation in the Confederations Cup against Cameroon on June 18. They are in group B that still has Australia and Germany. After three matches, the top two finishers advance to the semi-finals.
Coach Juan Pizzi, who had a limited group in the first friendly, should be able to count on all his players this Friday. The athletes who work abroad are considered almost correct names for the Confederations Cup match. They are: Claudio Bravo – Manchester City (England), Mauricio Isla – Cagliari Calcio (Italy), Enzo Roco- Cruz Azul Fútbol Club (Mexico), Eugenio Mena – Sport Club do Recife (Brazil), Paulo Díaz-Athletic Club San Lorenzo (Argentina), Gary Medel-FC Internazionale (Italy), Francisco Silva-Cruz Azul Fútbol Club (Mexico), Charles Aranguiz- Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), Felipe Gutiérrez – Sport Club Internacional (Brazil), Arturo Vidal – Bayern Munich Germany), Pedro Pablo Hernández- Real Club Celta de Vigo SA D (Spain), Martín Rodríguez- Cruz Azul Fútbol Club (Mexico), Marcelo Díaz- Real Club Celta de Vigo SAD (Spain), Alexis Sánchez – Arsenal FC , Eduardo Vargas- Tigres UANL (Mexico), Nicolas Castillo- Pumas de la UNAM (Mexico) and Edson Puch-Necaxa (Mexico).
The fight for the remaining five spots must be filled by the athletes who play in the local football. They are: Johnny Herrera-Universidad de Chile, Cristopher Toselli-Catholic University, José Pedro Fuenzalida-Catholic University, Guillermo Maripán- Catholic University, Gonzalo Jara- University of Chile, Jean Beausejour- University of Chile, Felipe Mora- University of Chile, Yerko Leiva-Universidad de Chile, Leonardo Valencia-Palestino, César Pinares-Unión Española, Ángel Sagal-Huachipato and Gabriel Suazo-Colo Colo.
Rússia vs Chile: Direct Matches
This will be the first time that Chile has faced Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. While the Russians led the pack, the teams made six games, four of which ended with Russian victories. There was a draw and only a Chilean success, just at the 1962 World Cup when, as host country, scored 2 to 1.
Rússia vs Chile: Betting Tips
1X – Odds: 1.55
Over 2 goals – Odds: 1.65