Reasons for betting on Colombia vs Brazil tip
South American football is probably the most attractive in the whole world. Every match in the qualifications for the World Cup provides some fantastic spectacle. The main event of the 16th round will take place in Barranquilla, Columbia.
The host nation is going to clash with Brazil, who already secured the spot in Russia. Meanwhile, Columbia is second, but only 4 points above the zone which doesn’t lead to the World Cup.
Los Cafeteros are in a solid shape at the moment. In the previous 5 games, when counting the friendly international, they didn’t suffer a defeat. 4 of those games ended with both teams not to score, and each time Colombia kept their not intact. It is something not so characteristic for this team, but for the first time in the recent decades, they have a pretty strong defense. Only Argentina allowed fewer goals in these qualifiers. But on the other hand, the Colombian attackers are not so shiny. The team is fourth from behind when looking goals scored in this competition.
The encouraging thing is that they have a pretty good record at home and in 5 games, they recorded 11 points and kept clean sheets on 3 occasions. The most recent match they played was in Venezuela. Colombia succeeded to come back with one point, after a goalless draw, which could be regarded as a success.
We are sure that Jose Nestor Pekerman would be satisfied with the same outcome in this encounter.
The Brazilians are simply fantastic in these qualifications. They have 10 straight victories and with 14 matches in a row without a defeat. In each game during that victorious span, Cariocas scored at least 2 goals, and on 5 occasions 3 or more. Throughout the same period, they managed to prevent the opponent from scoring in 7 events. Simply, in our opinion, Brazil is currently the best national team in the world, with all due respect toward other teams. Ecuador was routinely defeated in the last game 2-0, and the final result is not displaying the real balance of power on the field. The Brazilians were dominating the pitch, and they could have scored at least two goals more.
In the last 5 matches away from home, Brazil recorded one draw and 4 straight wins. Each time they scored 2 goals, and in 3 games they didn’t allow one.
So their domination is not depending on the venue of the match.
Head to head matches
In January this year, Brazil and Colombia played a friendly contest in which the Brazilians won with a minimal result 1-0. The first match of the qualifications ended with Brazil defeating Colombia with 2-1 in Manaus.
They are dominating in the recent years, and in the past 10 events, Columbia has only one win.
Prediction for Colombia vs Brazil tip
To rely on your defense against Brazil would be ridiculous. The Colombians have to play strong and avoid defending, or they are going to end up with 2 or 3 goals in their net.
We believe that they are aware of this and this is why we propose over 2.5 goals for this encounter.
The second suggestion would be both teams to score. The Brazil has one of the best attacks in the world, and on the other side, the hosts will try to score at least one goal at any cost.