Brazil vs Venezuela
World Cup Qualifiers South America
Date: Friday, 14 November 2020
Kick-Off at 00.30 UK
Venue: Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo, Sao Paulo.
Brazil have started the new World Cup qualifying campaign in best way possible with back to back victories against Bolivia and Peru.
Chances are high to see Cariocas secure third win in a row on late Thursday night at home venue against Venezuela.
Visitors are arguably one of the weakest teams in the region, so anything but a convincing loss for them would be marked as a success.
As expected, Brazil are massive favorites for the win at 1.16 odds.
Brazil vs Venezuela Head-to-head
These two teams have met 13 times in the past so far. Brazil were victorious in nine encounters, while losing only one. Interestingly, Venezuela held the Brazilians to a goalless draw in the most recent meeting in Copa America in 2019. Later on Cariocas won that competition easily.
Brazil won both of the games in the previous World Cup Qualifiers 2-0 and 3-1.
Total number of goals scored in their duels is 41, which averages slightly above 3.00 per match.
Brazil vs Venezuela Prediction
Absence of Neymar JR is one of the hottest topics going into this match. PSG’s star has scored three goals in the most recent 4-2 victory against Peru in Lima, and he won’t be there for the next two games.
In the most recent press conference Richarlison said Neymar will be missed, but reminded that team won Copa America without him.
Brazil have plenty of other big stars to rely on. Philippe Coutinho is standard member of Barca’s starting lineup, while Roberto Firmino is doing well in Liverpool as always. Marquinhos has been performing excellent wearing national jersey too, being one of key figures of 5-0 home win against Bolivia.
Venezuela have lost both encounters so far to Colombia and Paraguay without scoring one single goal. We are predicting them another disaster in Sao Paulo.
Brazil vs Venezuela Bet Tips
Brazil to win both halves @ 2.10
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.20.