Colombia vs Ecuador Predictions
Colombia hosts Ecuador in Barranquilla in a crucial match for both teams in the fight for the top four spots ensuring direct qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The match at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez will be played on October 14 at 10.00 p.m.
14th October 2021 – 10:00 p.m.
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Colombia vs Ecuador Predictions & Tips
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Match Preview & Team News
Colombia occupies the fifth position in the provisional standings with an asset of 15 points after 11 matches played. The team has an advance of three over sixth-place Paraguay, which has a match with penultimate-place Bolivia in the upcoming round. The Colombians’ deficit to fourth-placed Uruguay is just one point.
Ecuador has performed at a high level since the start of the campaign and can deservedly look with optimism towards a possible qualification to the 2022 World Cup. The team is third with 16 points collected, and the situation for Ecuador could have been even better if the team had not conceded the surprise loss to Venezuela in the last round.
Current Form And Home & Away Performances
Colombia’s last two matches in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil ended in goalless draws. Reinaldo Rueda Rivera’s squad can take the results as a positive, especially given that Colombia’s last two games of the campaign will be against Bolivia and Venezuela and any point from a top-four team before that can be considered a partial success.
Ecuador has not been in a good run in the last month and have recorded two losses in their last three games. On September 10, the team conceded defeat away to Uruguay and on October 10, in the visit of Venezuela. In between the two matches, the Ecuadorians managed to defeat Bolivia in Guayaquil 3-0.
Goals Markets Betting Preview
I expect both teams to approach the match carefully, and my prediction is for under 2.5 goals.
My main prediction for the upcoming match is a draw or Ecuador. Colombia recorded only one win in their last 5 matches, and against Ecuadorian Reinaldo Rueda Rivera’s squad might have a lot of problems.
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