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Ecuador vs Venezuela – Match Preview

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Ecuador is gearing up to face Venezuela at the Levi’s Stadium in an exciting Copa America Grp. B opener. Although Ecuador is the home team, the match will take place on a neutral field on Friday, June 22nd. The game starts at 22:00 GMT. Both teams are starting with no points or goals, making the match crucial. Bookmakers give Ecuador odds of 1.80 for a win, showing they are slightly favored over Venezuela, who have odds of 5.00 for a victory. This first round is key for both teams, aiming to start their campaign on a positive note in this competitive tournament.

Ecuador – Form

Ecuador’s performance has been varied recently. Their last game was a 2:1 win against Honduras in the Friendlies on June 16, 2024. This victory was expected by bookmakers. Before this, they beat Bolivia 3:1 at home, displaying strong offensive skills. However, they faced a setback in an away game against Argentina, losing 1:0. This ended Argentina’s winning streak but was anticipated.

Venezuela – Form

Venezuela’s performance away from home has been underwhelming. Their most recent match was a draw against Guatemala in the Friendlies on March 24, 2024. This result matched bookmaker predictions. Before this, they were defeated by Italy on March 21. Their game against Colombia on December 10, 2023, also ended in a loss. These outcomes were in line with expectations, showing a consistent pattern in Venezuela’s results.

Ecuador – Venezuela – Head to Head

The last game between Ecuador and Venezuela was on November 16, 2023. It ended in a goalless draw in the World Cup Qualification CONMEBOL. In their past 10 games, Ecuador has won 4 times, and Venezuela has won once. The other 5 matches ended in draws. This shows Ecuador’s dominance in these matchups. In the last 5 games, both teams scored in 3 matches. Ecuador has not lost 9 out of the last 10 games against Venezuela. In 9 of their last 11 games, there were fewer than 3.5 goals, indicating tight matches. Ecuador has scored in 9 of their last 10 games against Venezuela.

Ecuador – Venezuela – Standings

As Copa America Grp. B begins at Levi’s Stadium, Ecuador and Venezuela are ready to compete. Both teams start with 0 points. Ecuador is temporarily in 1st place, and Venezuela is in 4th. This match could influence their campaigns, as both aim for early points and a positive goal difference. With no prior matches, it’s a fresh start for both. Ecuador is favored in this neutral venue match.

Ecuador vs Venezuela – Top scorers

Ecuador’s attack has been effective, with Felix Torres, John Yeboah, and Enner Valencia each scoring twice in this Copa America. Defenders Piero Hincapie and Willian Pacho have also scored, showing the team’s offensive diversity. Venezuela counters with Jose Salomon Rondon and Darwin Machis, each with two goals. Midfielders Eduard Bello and Yeferson Soteldo, along with Jefferson Savarino, have added to their tally. This variety of scorers sets the stage for a compelling match.

Ecuador vs Venezuela – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Ecuador in this Copa America Grp. B opener, with odds of 1.80 for a win. A draw is at 3.40, and Venezuela’s win is at 5.00. Ecuador’s strong record and recent win against Venezuela make them favorites. Their consistent scoring and H2H record, along with fewer losses, give them an advantage. For alternative bets, “halftime-fulltime” for Ecuador is at 2.50. The “draw-no-bet” option for Ecuador at 1.286 offers a safety net. The “double-chance” bet for Ecuador to win or draw at 1.167 is another conservative option.

Ecuador vs Venezuela – Over/Under Betting

The Over/Under odds for this match suggest a game with fewer goals. Historical data and recent performances support the “Under 2.5” option at odds of 1.57. This is based on both teams’ tendency for low-scoring games and their past encounters. It hints at a closely contested match with limited scoring opportunities.

Ecuador vs Venezuela – BTTS Betting

The odds for “BTTS: No” are set at 1.667, reflecting the low-scoring nature of their recent encounters. Ecuador’s solid defense in home games and Venezuela’s scoring struggles on the road support this outcome. Thus, betting on at least one team not to score might be the safer choice in this match.

Ecuador vs Venezuela – Prediction