Brazil vs Venezuela
Copa America (Group A)
Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Kick-off at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
This match-up is between the team who topped the CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers emphatically, and the squad who got placed at the bottom-most. Brazil began their Copa campaign on the right note and recorded a win to nil over Bolivia. While some questions were raised regarding their playing style, and though they found it difficult to break the deadlock, it did happen late in the game.
And once the hosts opened their account, the opponents lost any chance to bring the tie under their control. Philippe Coutinho played the destructor-in-chief in absence of the injured Neymar Jr, and the former seems to be on a quest to redeem himself after a lackluster season with Barcelona.
Venezuela needs something from this match if they are to see a minute of the knockouts. A defeat in this game will probably seal their fate, and as such the team will treat this tie as a virtual final.
The team had high hopes coming into their opener after delivering a 3-0 loss to the United States, but the first round of the Group Stage was against Peru, and they could only produce a goalless draw. Kudos to them though for fighting till the end with a fewer man on the field.
Brazil vs Venezuela Head-to-head (h2h)
- Selecao won the last three matches in a row.
- Brazil registered 21 of the last 22 wins.
- In a rivalry spanning almost five decades, all Venezuela has to boast is of a single win and that too in a friendly.
- Brazil kept 11 clean sheets in the 15 games they played the hosts.
Brazil vs Venezuela Prediction
It seems the path for Brazil to take the title has been laid with a red carpet. They have got an easy group stage to deal with, and they began their campaign with a win as well. Next, they take on a minnow who finished last of the ten teams in the contention for WC Qualifiers from this federation.
Importantly, Brazil has recorded 21 wins against this team, in return for a single loss. The magnitude of Brazil’s dominance becomes even scarier when taking into consideration the fact that they have lost just once in 50 years against Venezuela and that too in a friendly.
Going on, the Selecao won 12 of the last 15 h2h ties where they had the backing of the home crowd and kept 11 clean sheets from these match-ups.
Finally, Brazil recorded a 12-0 combined scoreline from their last three home ties, and count on them to keep on with their form in this fixture too.
Brazil vs Venezuela Betting Tips
Brazil to Win to Nil @ 1.67 (2/3)
Brazil -1.75 Asian Handicap @ 1.70 (7/10).