Colombia vs Venezuela
Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium (Miami).
This game will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Columbia’s team form and performance cannot be deemed to be awful. However, much has to be done since they have not been able to win in their last 2 consecutive friendly matches which ended in a draw.
Notably, Colombia were a contestant in this year’s World Cup in Russia where they recorded two wins in the group stage to book a date with favored England in the round of 16. However, they lost on penalties in the end.
In the run-up to the World Cup, Colombia beat France 3:2 in a friendly but played with varied form. Moreover, they also had beaten china in a thrilling friendly that ended with 4 goals to nil.
This will definitely be another opportunity for the Colombians to clinch a win to prove their might against their South American Counterparts.
Evidently, Venezuela haven’t played a match since November 2017 so it’s impossible to know their form. However, paying attention to their team form prior to November last year, they have really been putting up fights, even against world’s known strong sides.
In terms of their international fixtures, they remain undefeated in 6 of their last 8 games. In addition, they won against Paraguay in October last year, an evidence that they don’t back down to challenges.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Head-to-Head
- The two South American nations Colombia and Venezuela have met on the football field a whopping 45 times so far.
- Colombia has a much better record, winning 23 times, and Venezuela only seven which means that a third of their head to head contests finished without a winner.
- Venezuela remains the most dominant side in the last 5 h2h meetings, having won twice.
- Columbia has only won one encounter while 2 draws have been recorded in the last 5 meetings.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Prediction
Regardless of this matchup being a friendly fixture, it will not be an easy for both teams. The two teams have really grown in terms of form and performance.
In reference to their last 5 encounters, most of the matches have not seen more than 2.5 goals being netted. It may not be any different for this matchup.
Colombia are the favorites for this matchup having shown an improved mode of play in Russia. However, Venezuela will not give up easily and will have to pull off their own stunts.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70)
Colombia to win at 2/3 (1.66).