Colombia and Venezuela will face each other in the 1st round of the World Cup Qualification. Colombia is, without a doubt, one of the most popular South American teams, they play attractive football, and it is a pleasure to watch this national team. Venezuela is a great national team, and they know how to surprise. This is going to be an exciting match.
October 10th, 2020 – 01:30
Colombia vs Venezuela Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Colombia vs Venezuela Predictions
Colombia barely ended in the top four in the previous World Cup South American Qualifiers. Efficiency was a significant issue, bagging only 21 goals in 18 matches and winning only 7 out of 18 duels. Colombians have won the last two international appearances against Ecuador and Peru with a 1-0 score. James Rodriguez was the best goal scorer with six goals, and he is expected to lead the offense on Friday night as well. This player is in great form, helping Everton to win every single Premier League match this season and sit at the top of the table. They made a lot of mistakes at Real for not giving a chance to this master of football, and at Everton, he is already showing class. Mateus Uribe is a tremendous defensive midfielder who knows what he is doing at all times, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Juan Cuadrado creates a lot of problems for the opponents on the right-wing. It’s hard to keep this guy in the one-on-one game, as he has fantastic dribbles. Carlos Queiroz is doing a great job, he has the energy that drives the national team, and he demands that the players do their best in every match. Colombia manager doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash, and all players are ready for this duel.
Venezuela is the only side of CONMEBOL that has never participated in any World Cup tournament, and we will see if they will be in Qatar in 2022. The visitors played two friendly matches in October 2019, beating Bolivia 4:1 and Trinidad & Tobago 2:0. In November, they played one game and beat the Japanese national team 1:4. Former Juventus player Thomas Rincon is a Venezuelan football legend. He has over 100 appearances for the national team, and he is the captain whose experience means a lot to the team. 22-year-old youngster Yangel Herrera, who is on loan from Manchester City to Granada, is one of La Liga’s most exciting midfield talents. Thanks to the utterly healthy team that is available for selection, the head of Venezuela, Rafael Dudamel, had no problems with his condition before this match.
Colombia is the favorite in this game, and they are expected to get all three points from this clash. Venezuela will have a hard time scoring a goal in this match.
Their matches are not efficient 2019 last duel ended 0:0. It wouldn’t be surprising that this game stays under 2.5 margin.