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World Cup favourites Brazil to edge past England conquerors

| 18.11.2013

2014 World Cup hosts and 10/3 favourites Brazil continue their form-sharpening football tour in Toronto, Canada with a match against fellow South Americans and England’s latest conquerors Chile.

The Selecao are 4/7 favourites to win for the sixth time in a row at the Rodgers Centre against Jorge Sampaoli’s side, who are 9/2 to follow up their Wembley triumph with another victory.

However, a smart way to make money on this match could lie in backing Brazil to win and both teams to score at 19/10.   

Chile have got on the scoresheet at least once in their last 10 games, with the 1-0 loss against Peru in March the only time Sampaoli’s charges have drawn a blank since August 2012.

La Roja have faced some very strong opponents recently including Colombia, Spain and Brazil and have managed to breach their lauded defences on each occasion.

Coral are taking no chances with two-goal England assassin Alexis Sanchez, who is 8/1 to break the deadlock in Canada after landing odds of 10/1 when opening the scoring in north-west London.

The Barcelona forward has now scored nine goals in 14 games for club and country since the start of this season and is worth a nibble to bag at some stage against Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men at 11/4 odds.

Brazil’s last seven goals – scored in their previous two matches – have all been claimed by different players, which creates something of a quandary when tipping the first scorer in this clash.

Of that septet, defender Dante – who nodded home his country’s second goal in the recent 5-0 win against Honduras – is the biggest price to bag the opener against Chile at 33/1 and the Bayern Munich man is the tentative pick to rise highest and head home the first goal in this fixture.