Sports Innovation previews the World Cup Qualifier match between Ecuador and Brazil and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Brazil will visit Ecuador tonight in Quito in the gist of extending their unbeaten run in World Cup Qualifier CONMEBOL. The Selecao have had two goalless draws when they met Argentina and Colombia on away turf. On the other hand, La Tri have had victories in their last three home games. The visiting side will be without their superstar Neymar who is out due to an ankle injury.
With both sides chasing a place inside the top 4, important points are at stake, when Ecuador take on Brazil this coming Thursday. While Ecuador enter the Euro 2020 as number 46 in the FIFA world ranking, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent. Brazil go into the competition ranked number 2. Ecuador find themselves as number 3 in the World Cup with 23 points from their initial 14 matches. As number 1, 12 points behind them, we find Brazil following their first 14 rounds of the season.
Stats and facts for Ecuador and Brazil in World Cup.
Current form — Ecuador v. Brazil
Ecuador in nice flow
Ecuador look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. They have grabbed maximum points in their previous three matches. Beginning with a 3-2 win against Mexico, they went on to beat Venezuela by 1-0 and Chile by 2-0.
Brazil on a roll
Brazil will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Brazil look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They ran out 4-1 and 1-0 winners against Uruguay and Colombia, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Argentina, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw.
Ecuador vs Brazil – Fixture History
Ecuador and Brazil had to settle for a point each in their most recent World Cup match, which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spike up your next accumulator. Ecuador enter the match against Brazil with a 0-3-7 record in their previous 10 encounters in the World Cup. This amounts to a 0% winning ratio for Ecuador, with Brazil victorious in 70% of the last 10 encounters. In the last 10 meetings of these teams, an advantage was formed on the side of Brazil, and these matches were also remembered for a low number of goals.
Current table in the World Cup
Looking at the World Cup standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 12 points. Ecuador cannot squeeze past Brazil in the standings anytime soon but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Brazil, number 1 on 35 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Thursday.
Enner Valencia is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. Ecuador will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again when clashing with Brazil. The visitors are hoping Neymar adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite a good shape with 2 goals lately.