Brazil vs Colombia: Predictions, odds & betting tips
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Tite's side have been in impressive form during World Cup qualification, but the goals haven't always been flowing
Brazil aim to continue their extraordinary form in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying when they host Colombia on Thursday.
Tite’s men have dominated the tournament from the start with the only points they have dropped in 11 matches coming in the goalless draw they played out in Colombia last month.
That result was one of the three successive 0-0 stalemates that Colombia have played out over their last three games although Los Cafeteros would surely be content if the scoreline were to be repeated in Sao Paolo.
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Brazil vs Colombia latest odds
Brazil have never lost a home World Cup qualifier, with the five-time world champions winning each of their last 11 qualifying games in front of their own fans.
The hosts are priced at 4/9 (1.44) with bet365 to record another win, while Colombia are offered at 13/2 (7.50) and the draw at 10/3 (4.33).
Brazil vs Colombia first goalscorer
Neymar leads the market to open the scoring with the PSG forward priced at 9/4 (3.25) to score first as he did in Brazil’s most recent win over Uruguay in October.
Gabriel Jesus comes next in the betting at 3/1 (4.00) while Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior who was called up to replace Roberto Firmino can be backed at 11/2 (6.50).
Colombia are without talismanic striker Radamel Falcao, with Duvan Zapata expected to lead the line once more. The Atalanta striker is offered at 9/1 (10.00) to break the deadlock.
Brazil vs Colombia preview
These two sides played out a close game four weeks ago and their meeting on Thursday is likely to be another tight encounter.
Brazil’s rampant form in the competition has been based on an extremely solid defence as the side have kept eight clean sheets in 11 matches and, while they are the top scorers in the tournament, they have only won two games by more than a two-goal margin.
La Canarinha have been solid and professional, and they look set to be made to work hard once more by a Colombian outfit which has tightened up defensively in recent matches.
This fixture has generally been a low-scoring affair over the last decade with under 2.5 goals paying out in nine of the last 13 meetings in competitive games and backing a repeat this week should appeal.
Brazil vs Colombia tips & predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 3/4 (1.75) while combining this selection with both teams to score ‘no’ sees the odds rise to 11/10 (2.10).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.