Perhaps the most interesting matchup in the upcoming round of WC Qualifiers in South America is the Ecuador vs Brazil duel and we have prepared a detailed preview of this game just for you.
Our free betting predictions and tips for Ecuador vs Brazil
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Ecuador and Brazil to Draw
Ecuador has been great in these Qualifiers so far and they are only behind Argentina and Brazil in the standings at the moment. So, they have their chances against the mighty Brazil.
However, we don't see them winning this game against the most dominant team in South America, but we do see this game ending in a draw. After all, their last head-to-head duel also ended in a draw.
Under 2.5 Total Goals
Four of the last five h2h meetings between Brazil and Ecuador have gone under 2.5 total goals and we can see that happening once again in their upcoming match.
On top of that, Brazil averaged 2.38 goals per game in these Qualifiers, while Ecuador averaged 2.57 goals per game in the group until now.
The latest odds and key stats for Ecuador vs Brazil
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Team news, form, and potential lineups for Ecuador vs Brazil
While the quests already secured a spot at 2022 World Cup, the home team has one foot set in Qatar as well. So, let's take a closer look at both teams:
Not many people expected Ecuador to be dominant as they were so far in these Qualifiers, which is why they are currently third in the standings, only behind Argentina and Brazil in the standings. While they are not yet in Qatar for sure, they are very close and only need a few points to confirm their appearance at 2022 World Cup.
The team's national coach will have to find a way to do well without Bryan Castillo, Gustavo Vallecilla, and Fernando Leon, who are all out with injuries ahead of this game.
Ecuador predicted lineup:
Dominguez – An. Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan – Franco, Mendez, Caicedo, Ay. Preciado – Estrada, Valencia
The Selecao has already secured their place at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. However, they haven't secured the top spot at the end of the WC Qualifiers. In any case, Brazil hasn't lost a game in these qualifications. In fact, they've won 11 of their 13 games, only drawing twice in the process. So , it's n hard to expect them to be at their best for the rest of the Qualifiers now that they've secured a spot at World Cup.
As for Brazil's team news, they will have to manage without their star forward Neymar due to an ankle injury. Also, Roberto Firmino and Richarlison are also out with injuries.
Brazil predicted lineup:
Alisso – Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Sandro – Pacueta, Casemiro, Fred – Raphinha, Jesus, Vinicius Jr
Frequently asked questions for Ecuador vs Brazil
- When is the game starting? The game is starting at 9 pm BST on Thursday, January 27th.
- Who is the host? Ecuador is the host at Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado in Quito.
- What are the odds on this game? The odds on Ecuador are 43/20 (3.15), on Brazil 5/4 (2.25), and on a draw 43/20 (3.15).