Arturo Vidal-Alexis Sanchez
Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez will be key for Chile in the 2015 Copa AmericaGetty Images

Chile will take on Ecuador in the opening fixture of the 2015 Copa America clash at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Pradanos on 11 June.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 12.30am BST (12 June). Live coverage of the match will be available on Premier Sports.

Overview

Neither Chile nor Ecuador managed to make it to the top four of the last edition of the tournament, which was won by Uruguay. As a host nation, Chile will be looking to lift the trophy at the start of July.

The host nation's hope of winning the Copa America will rely heavily on Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal's performance. The former Barcelona star was instrumental in helping the Gunners retain the FA Cup, while Vidal was one of the key players in the Old Lady's double-winning campaign.

Ecuador
Ecuador players train before the opening 2015 Copa America clash against ChileGetty

It is the first clash of Group A and Ecuador will be looking to start the tournament on a brighter note with a victory over Chile. They are aware that the support of the home crowd will be in favour of Chile, but a victory against them will give them a huge morale boost.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Chile to win: 1/2
  • Draw: 13/4
  • Ecuador to win: 29/5

Team Form

Chile

  • Last Five (all competitions): W L L W L
  • Last Result: Chile 1-0 El Salvador

Ecuador

  • Last Five (all competitions): W L L D W
  • Last Result: Ecuador 4-0 Panama

Team News

Chile

Possible XI: Bravo; Silva, Medel, Jara; Isla, Beausejour, Aranguiz, Mena, Vidal; Vargas, Sanchez

Ecuador

Possible XI: Dominguez; Paredes, Ayovi, Mina, Achilier; Martinez, Noboa, Lastra, Bolanos, Montero; Valencia