Mexico and Chile meet at Qualcomm Stadium, in a friendly match, the first of the year for both teams. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 17-10-2018, ended with the Chile victory by (0-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team plays its first friendly of the year, after having played 12 in the last year, with the following markers in the last 5: Argentina (2-0) Mexico, Argentina (2-0) Mexico, Mexico (0 -1) Chile, Mexico (3-2) Costa Rica and the United States (1-0) Mexico. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team comes to this match after a loss to Argentina with (2-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Mexico won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 24 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Mexico leaves for this game with a defeat, 2-0, against Argentina, in a match of a particular nature. The selection of the house presents a template with high quality in all sectors. Thus, similar to the rival of this friendly match, we believe that the Mexicans will choose to act in a 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play, of constant offensive transitions. The spearhead of Wolverhampton, Raúl Jiménez, will be the most offensive reference, offering his team the possibility of creating a lot of danger through the passing game. For this game the coach does not have Corona, due to injury.
The visiting team disputes its first friendly of the year, after having played 10 in the last year, with the following markers in the last 5: Chile (4-1) Honduras, Chile (2-3) Costa Rica, Mexico (0- 1) Chile, Peru (3-0) Chile and Republic of Korea (0-0) Chile. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 20 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they won at home in Honduras by (4-1). In the last 10 away matches Chile has 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 16 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 10 out of 16 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Chile reached this friendly with a triumph, 4-1, against the Honduran team, adding in this way the second victory in the last three games played: the goals of the team were marked by Vidal (2), Sánchez and Castillo . Similar to the previous game, we believe that Chile will enter the field using a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the objective of taking advantage of the spaces in the opposing defense to apply the counterattack. We believe that the most creative midfielder is Vidal and that the most offensive reference will be the spearhead of Nicolas Castillo. Alexis Sánchez will be out of this game due to an injury.