World Cup 2014: Live Stream, Predictions and Preview for Day 7 Fixtures

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World Cup 2014: Live Stream, Predictions and Preview for Day 7 Fixtures
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Spain will look to get their World Cup 2014 campaign back on track when they take on Chile on Day 7 after their 5-1 humbling by the Netherlands in Group B's opening encounter.

Vicente del Bosque's side will likely have to win against Jorge Sampaoli's vibrant team if they are to make it into the knockout rounds as they attempt to retain their world title.

Croatia will also be looking to get their first win against Cameroon on Wednesday while Australia are unlikely to pick up any points against a rampant Netherlands side.

Read on for live streaming information for each of Wednesday's games as well as a preview and predictions.

World Cup 2014: Day 7 Fixtures
Time Fixture Live Stream Predicition
5 p.m. BST, noon ET Netherlands vs. Australia ITV Player/ESPN Player 3-0
8 p.m. BST, 3 p.m. ET Spain vs. Chile BBC iPlayer, ESPN Player 1-1
11 p.m. BST, 6 p.m. ET Cameroon vs. Croatia ITV Player/ESPN Player 0-2

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Spain vs. Chile 

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Spain were completely outplayed in their opener against Louis van Gaal's side and will need to up their game considerably when they come up against a talented Chile side who beat Australia 3-1 in their opener.

Del Bosque is looking to make changes, per Sky Sports, and Spain need a quick fix, as a loss on Wednesday would see them crash out of the competition:

There is a decision to be made about captain Iker Casillas who made several errors against the Netherlands and could be dropped for their second group encounter.

Meanwhile, Chile will be high on confidence after a good opening win over Australia which included a star performance from Alexis Sanchez, and they could well grab a point off the reigning world champions.

Prediction: 1-1

 

Netherlands vs. Australia

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Even with Germany's 4-0 win over Portugal on Monday, the Oranje have been the standout team from the opening set of encounters in this year's World Cup.

Their mauling of Spain was an absolute masterclass and their two most high-profile players, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie—who both scored twice against La Roja—look to be in fine form.

There is no looking past a convincing win for Van Gaal's men over Australia in Porto Alegre, despite the presence of the evergreen Tim Cahill in the Socceroos side, per Squawka:

Netherlands should see themselves safely through to the last 16 while Australia will be looking at an early return home, which is unsurprising considering the difficult nature of Group B.

Prediction: 3-0

 

Cameroon vs. Croatia

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Cameroon looked poor in their opening Group A encounter against Mexico, and despite going down only 1-0, they were assisted greatly as Giovani Dos Santos had two goals incorrectly disallowed.

On the contrary, Croatia were robbed of a point against Brazil as the hosts were given some favourable refereeing decisions—to say the least—in beating Niko Kovac's side 3-1, per Eurosport's Desmond Kane: 

Croatia will be boosted by the return of Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic, who was suspended for the Brazil encounter and will add a great threat in attack.

The European side should get their first win of the tournament under their belts and set up a crunch final game with Mexico to decide who makes it to the last 16. 

Prediction: 0-2

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