2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Chile vs Sweden Prediction & Preview

THE FACTS

When is Chile vs Sweden taking place? Tuesday 11th June 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Chile vs Sweden taking place? Roazhon Park, Rennes

What television channel is Chile vs Sweden on? BBC Red Button

Where can I stream Chile vs Sweden? UK users can stream this match via BBC iPlayer

Where can I get tickets for Chile vs Sweden? https://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/organisation/ticketing/

THE TEAM NEWS

CHILE

  • Chile are huge underdogs at this 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and face a tough task to get out of the group as they attempt to put months of poor form behind them after some awful preparation for this tournament.
  • The Chileans are ranked 39th in the world and despite facing a tough draw, they will be looking ahead to their game with Thailand to try and progress from the group but have gone nine games without a win with their last victory coming in November 2018.
  • If Chile are to progress to the knockout stages, a lot will rest on goalkeeper Christiane Endler who recently won the award for the best goalkeeper in the French league for her displays with PSG and she will need to be at the top of her game to give her country a chance.

SWEDEN

  • Sweden are one of a clutch of teams that will believe they can go far in the tournament but have plenty to prove to overcome the genuinely elite nations in the competition after struggling since a positive qualifying campaign.
  • The Swedes are ranked ninth in the world and whilst getting out of the group should not be an issue, beyond that is where the real test will lie for Sweden who have only won two of their last five matches although those two wins were in their most recent matches.
  • Sweden have good options in attack but somebody who maybe does not receive all of the credit they deserve is Sofia Jakobsson and her creativity can be very important for her side throughout the tournament.

THE PREDICTION

Chile are likely to be focused on their game with Thailand in their bid to get out of the group but must face Sweden first with them effectively seeing this as a free shot at earning an unlikely positive result. Sweden have quality across the pitch, especially in attack. The Swedes have plenty of options high up the pitch and with the likes of Kosovare Asllani amongst their ranks, they have genuine star quality who can guide them to what should be a comfortable win in their first game of the tournament.