So far, Ecuador has been the most surprising team from the World Cup qualifiers. At the moment, it is situated just 1 point behind the leader, Argentina.
With 13 points gathered after the first 7 games, Ecuador is currently on the 3rd position, after Colombia. However, Ecuador can also boast with a positive average of the goals (8-7)-better than Colombia’s.
On the other hand, Chile is ranked on the 5th position. Guests gathered 12 points in 7 games and are the only team from the first 5th with a negative goal average (they have scored 12 times and received 13 goals).
Ecuador managed a 1-1 draw in the match against Uruguay, while Chile was defeated by Columbia on Saturday morning (1-3).
I couldn’t say that Chile is playing their best football in this period. However, they have 3 victories, 1 lost match and 1 draw out of 5 games, while Ecuador has 3 victories and 2 defeats.
The two teams met previously at Copa America in 2007, when Chile achieved a 3-2 victory, at WC Qualifiers – Conmebol in 2008, when Ecuador won the match by scoring one goal, also at WC Qualifiers – Conmebol in 2009, when Chile came back with a 1-0 revenge, and at International Friendlies in 2012. This time, Ecuador achieved an absolute 3-0 victory.
All in all, I’m going to place a bet on the victory of the most surprising team from the WC Qualifiers, Ecuador. I bet 4 units at 1.90. The odds I used are from bet365.