Ecuador vs Venezuela
International Friendly Match
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick off at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: FAU Football Stadium.
South American rivals Ecuador and Venezuela will take on each other on the US territory in a friendly match set to be played on Thursday evening.
This will be the first of two friendlies for Tricolores who will play El Salvador five days after the meeting with Venezuela.
Gustavo Quinteros’ side is still in the contest for top five positions in South American WC Qualifications, but their ambitions faced a huge challenge after back-to-back losses to Paraguay and Colombia.
Felipe Caicedo is the star man as he notched seven goals so far in the qualifying campaign. However, he has been far from his best form in Espanyol’s shirt where he rarely got the opportunity to play in the last season of Primera Division.
La Vinotinto, on the other side, sit at the very foot of the standings in the qualifying campaign having won only six points from 14 matches.
Rafael Dudamel’s men showed quite a decent performance three days ago when they played a 1-1 draw with United States in a friendly.
Jose Velazquez pushed Venezuela in front, but Christian Pulisic made it all square saving United States from the defeat.
Ecuador vs Venezuela: Head to head
Ecuador lead the head to head tie by four wins, but the difference in quality has been even more expressed in the most recent period.
Tricolores took three wins in last four meetings with Venezuela who lost eight out on nine clashes with Ecuador outside their country.
Ecuador vs Venezuela: Prediction
Ecuador certainly have more quality in their squad, they have dominated the match-up lately, and we must see them as clear favourites to claim yet another victory over Venezuela.
Ecuador vs Venezuela: Bet Tips
The main bet is Ecuador to win at the odds of 2.05 by William Hill
The braver punters can try with HT/FT Ecuador/Ecuador for 3.30 odds at Ladbrokes.