In opposite situations in the table, Venezuela and Brazil will face each other in the opening match of another FIFA Date on Thursday, 7 October. The clash is valid for the 11th round of World Cup Qualifiers. The Venezuelans know that a turnaround is almost impossible to take them to the World Cup. On the other hand, Brazilians are determined to maintain their 100 percent record and move a step closer to securing a place in Qatar 2022.
Stadium and city where Venezuela vs Brazil will be played
The clash between the teams will be played at the Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela. The venue is one of the homes of the Vinho Tinto team.
Last meeting between the teams
Brazil and Venezuela met for the last time in the opening match of the most recent edition of Copa América. In the duel, the Brazilians took the lead and won by 3-0. The goals of the match were scored by Marquinhos, Neymar, from the penalty spot, and Gabriel Barbosa. As four teams advanced per group (which had five participants each) in the tournament, only the Venezuelans were eliminated in the first round. Tite’s men reached the final but lost to Argentina.
The Brazilian national team arrives for the penultimate FIFA date of the year with two good wins. Brazil recovered from their defeat to Argentina in the final of the Copa America and beat Chile and Peru in the previous rounds of the World Cup Qualifiers. Thanks to those results, Tite’s men maintained their 100 percent start in qualifying and their six-point lead over second-placed Argentina.
It is not just Brazil’s results that have caught the eye in these World Cup qualifiers. Tite’s team statistics are also worthy of mention. The Brazilians have the best attack and the best defense in the qualifiers. The team’s offensive system has scored 19 goals in eight matches—three more than Ecuador and Colombia, with the second-best record. In defense, meanwhile, they have conceded just two goals. The last time the team conceded a goal was in the second round of the competition when they beat Peru.
Coach Tite will have a significant problem for this game against Venezuela. The key player of the team, striker Neymar, will not participate in the match, as he will serve a suspension after receiving the second yellow card. Another player in the sector missing is Matheus Cunha, from Atlético de Madrid, who was cut from the roster due to injury. Thus, for example, the Brazilian team may have an attack formed by Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Barbosa in the match.
In an opposite situation to Brazil, Venezuela receives the five-time World Cup champion team trying to end sequences. The Venezuelans have not won a game in nine matches. The most recent win was against Chile, in a World Cup qualifier, but still in 2020. Leonardo Gonzalez’s men also have the task of ending the Brazilians’ 100 percent record in qualifying, which has not been easy for anyone.
The Red Wine team is the worst qualified team in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers. The Venezuelans have collected just four points after nine games, and therefore have the tenth position in the table. Venezuela’s attack is also the least efficient in the competition, after all, scoring only five goals so far. The best news comes from the defense, which also does not have great numbers but is ‘only’ the fourth worst of the qualifiers, with 15 goals conceded.
Venezuela will have a crucial member of their squad back in action against Brazil with no suspended players. Torino midfielder Tomas Rincon is back in Leonardo Gonzalez’s plans after serving a suspension against Paraguay. Philadelphia Union’s Jose Martinez, who filled in for the midfielder, is expected to return to the bench on Thursday. Absentees include Atletico-MG’s Jefferson Savarino, who has yet to rediscover his rhythm following his international injury.
Venezuela vs Brazil betting tips
Goal betting tips
The Venezuelan and Brazilian duel pits the worst attack and the best defense in these World Cup qualifiers against each other. Moreover, Tite’s men have conceded goals in just one of their eight qualifiers so far. That being the case, there is a good chance that Brazil will not concede in this match. In other words, the ‘no’ market option of both teams scoring is a good one. The odds of the pick are at 1.70 at Bet365.
Betting tips for the result
Tite’s men are the favorites to win, even if they are playing away from home. A Seleção will be looking to maintain their 100 percent record in qualifying for the World Cup and move even closer to confirming their place at the finals. As Venezuela has been trailing in recent matches in the first half, another good betting opportunity lies in Brazil’s triumph since half-time. The rating of this team at Bet365 is 1.95.
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In opposite situations in the table, Venezuela and Brazil will face each other in the opening match of another FIFA Date on Thursday, 7 July.
The clash between the teams will be played at the Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Brazil and Venezuela met for the last time in the opening match of the most recent edition of Copa América. In the duel, the Brazilians took the lead and won by 3-0.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365!