Colombia v Venezuela Tips & Predictions
11th September 2019 – 02:00
Match Preview & Team News
Los Cafeteros produced a very strong performance in a 2-2 draw to Copa America winners Brazil on Friday evening. The achievement was even greater if we know they’ve done it without their main stars Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez. The pair will also miss out on Tuesday’s friendly with South American minnows Venezuela, also on the US soil.
In the absence of Rodriguez and Falcao, it was Atalanta’s Luis Muriel who stole the show. His first-half brace earned the Colombians the mentioned 2-2 draw. The former Sevilla and Fiorentina forward should even have more room to deliver past the Venezuelan defence on Tuesday.
La Vinotinto were one of rare South American teams who have not been in action last week. This will be their first match since the quarter-final elimination at the hands of Argentina this summer at Copa America. Venezuelans enjoyed a strong group-phase campaign when they avoided a defeat to the likes of Brazil and Peru, but Los Gauchos were just too strong in the knockout phase.
However, La Vinotinto go into this tie as heavy underdogs. The head coach Rafael Dudamel decided to test young players for this tie. Venezuela will thus be without Salomon Rondon, Jozef Martinez, Tomas Rincon (captain), Luis Manuel Seijas, Roberto Rosales, and Alexander Gonzalez. None of the players called up for this friendly with the Colombians has 30 or more appearances for the national team.
The two sides played each other in a friendly a year ago when the Colombians claimed a 1-2 victory. Interestingly, six consecutive head to head meetings between the two sides before the mentioned friendly saw fewer than three goals scored.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Colombia will have a great chance to back up the 2-2 draw against Brazil as they go up against the experimental squad of Venezuela’s here. Colombia to win is a banker at 8/15.
Goals Market Prediction
Colombia to keep a clean sheet is worth backing at 9/10 knowing their rivals will be without key players in the final third.
Colombia v Venezuela tips:
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