On October 17, Venezuela will face off against Chile in the CONMEBOL, Preliminary of World Cup, with the game set to commence at 21:00 UTC.
Two years have passed since the Venezuelan and Chilean national football teams last clashed in a CONMEBOL Preliminary match, a game that ended in a 3-0 victory for Chile. Coming into this match, Venezuela has just secured a draw against Brazil in their previous CONMEBOL Preliminary game.
On the other hand, Chile is entering the match on a high note, having recently triumphed 2-0 over Peru in the same tournament.
In their most recent game, Venezuela tied with Brazil, whereas Chile beat Peru. In the last 20 games, Venezuela has recorded 10 wins, 7 losses, and 3 draws, while Chile has notched up 6 wins, suffered 10 losses, and ended 4 games in a draw.
In their latest six matches, Venezuela has clinched 3 wins: 1-0 against Paraguay on September 13, 1-0 against Guatemala on June 19, and 0-1 against Honduras on June 16. They have experienced a single loss to Colombia with a 1-0 scoreline on September 8 and secured draws against Brazil (1-1 on October 13) and Uzbekistan (1-1 on March 29).
Similarly, Chile has tallied three victories in their past six matches: a 2-0 win against Peru on October 13, a 5-0 win over the Dominican Republic on June 17, and a 3-0 win against Cuba on June 12. Their lone defeat was a 3-1 loss to Uruguay on September 9, and they drew 0-0 against both Colombia on September 13 and Bolivia on June 21.
Since November 2014, Venezuela and Chile have squared off 5 times, with Chile emerging victorious on 4 occasions and Venezuela winning once. Their most recent encounter was on October 15, 2021, in the CONMEBOL, Preliminary of World Cup, where Chile secured a 3-0 win. Across these 5 direct confrontations, Venezuela has netted 4 goals in total, while Chile has amassed a total of 16 goals.