Confederations Cup 2017 – Semi-Finals Betting Guide

This midweek we enter the semi-finals stages of the 2017 Confederations Cup as the four remaining sides – Mexico, Germany, Portugal and Chile to battle for a place in Sunday’s final.

First-up we’ve the current European Champions, Portugal, playing Chile on Wednesday in a clash that will only be the second time the sides have met – all eyes will be on a certain Cristiano Ronaldo as he looks for his 15th goal in this last 10 games playing for his country, but with Chile actually ranked 4th in the current FIFA Standings, to Portugal’s 8th, the Ronaldo and co might not have it all their own way.

Then on Thursday the World Champions, Germany, meet Mexico for only the third time in their history. Both sides head into the game in rude health, with Germany unbeaten in their last 13. If the FIFA rankings are anything to go by then Germany (3) should be getting the better of Mexico (17) here – we’ll see!

So, to help you find a betting angle into each game, we’ve got all the key head-to-head stats for both matches, plus our best bets.

 

 

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Portugal v Chile 19:00

 

  • Only played once before, (March 2011) Portugal 1-1 Chile
  • FIFA WORLD RANKINGS: Portugal (8), Chile (4)
  • Portugal have won 4 of their last 5 games ‘to nil’
  • Portugal are unbeaten in their last 5 games
  • 9 of Portugal’s last 10 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in his last 9 games for Portugal
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of Portugal’s last 7 games
  • Chile have drawn their last 2 games 1-1
  • Chile have drawn 4 of their last 8 games 1-1
  • Chile have lost just 1 of their last 8 games
  • 4 of Chile’s last 5 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 4 of Chile’s last 5 games

Best Bet: CRISTIANO RONALDO TO SCORE @ 2.00

 

 

Thursday 29th June 2017
Germany v Mexico 19:00

  • Only played twice before, (June 2005) Germany 4-3 Mexico, (June 1998) Germany 2-1 Mexico
  • FIFA WORLD RANKINGS: Germany (3), Mexico (17)
  • Both previous head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in both previous head-to-heads
  • Both teams scored in 5 of Germany’s last 6 games
  • Germany have drawn 2 of their last 5 games 1-1
  • 4 of Germany’s last 6 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Germany are unbeaten in their last 13 games
  • Mexico have won their last 2 games 2-1
  • Mexico have lost just 1 of their last 8 games
  • Both teams scored in Mexico’s last 5 games
  • Mexico’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

Best Bet: OVER 2.5 GOALS @ 1.85