Stadium: Arena Corinthians (Sao Paulo)
Brazil have a couple of steps to take to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. To do this, they must first defeat their direct rivals Colombia, which remains the only team to take points from the Pentacampiones. Find out if the Brazilians can do it in our prediction.Receive Your Sign-Up Bonus
The Brazilian national team has not suffered a single defeat during the World Cup qualifying. In 11 rounds, the Pentacampeons have won 10 games, with only one draw, which was played against Colombia. The other ten games were won by a combined score of 26-4. Impressive, isn’t it? Thus, the Brazilians are solely at the top of the standings with 31 points. The Argentines are just behind with 25 points. The teams with less than 20 points are the next to go. The Brazilians, therefore, have an excellent chance of qualifying for the World Cup ahead of schedule.
The Colombian team is in fourth place in the qualifying with 16 points. They are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run. The last three of them ended in a 0-0 draw with Brazil, Uruguay, and Ecuador - direct World Cup contenders. Very strange results, especially considering that Duvan Zapata and Radamel Falcao are still in the national team. Nevertheless, they are in the qualifying zone for the Mundial. However, the gap from their pursuers is not great - three points.
History of head-to-head encounters
Brazil and Colombia have met 22 times. The Pentacampeons are leading 13-2 on aggregate. The first-round match a month ago ended in a nil draw. And the match in the Copa America ended in a 2-1 win for the Brazilians.
Expert Betting Tips
We believe that Colombia will once again close in their penalty area, which will affect the performance. The Brazilians will crack the opponent’s defence, but a couple of times at best. That’s why we recommend betting on Handicap 1 (-1) for 2.20 and Total Under 2.5 goals for 1.66.
And finally, we recommend betting that the first goal will be scored after 29 minutes and not at the very beginning of the match. The Colombians can defend as well as the Brazilians who have conceded just four goals in 11 games. 1xbet gives 1.85 for this betting option.