Ecuador – Venezuela Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 11.11.2021

⚽ Ecuador – Venezuela Predictions

Ecuador – Venezuela Tips and Odds. November 11, 13:00 SOUTH AMERICA: World Cup – Qualification.

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  • Used to playing at altitude (Quito’s Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado stands 2,734 metres above sea level), Ecuador occupy the rarefied air of a top-three place in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) standings after a strong campaign (W5, D2, L5). Another win here would keep them in with a solid chance of making their first FIFA World Cup since 2014.
  • Although they unexpectedly lost the reverse fixture last month, the hosts are bidding to go three games unbeaten after responding to that by going two games undefeated since (W1, D1). They should be confident too as they’ve only ever lost one home H2H (W10), putting an average of three goals per game past Venezuela since a 2007 defeat. They’re also three games unbeaten at home (W2, D1), but a win here is essential as their final two WCQ home fixtures are against Argentina and Brazil.
  • The visitors sit at the bottom of the standings four points adrift of the ninth-placed side (W2, D1, L9) so their chances of qualification even via finishing fifth are slim. It seems likely they’ll remain as one of two sides inside FIFA’s top 55 yet to play at a World Cup as that H2H win in October was their only victory in 12 matches (D3, L8)!
  • Adding to their woes, they’ve lost each of their last six WCQ away games, scoring just twice during that run, and have netted just once on their last three visits to Ecuador (L3). Unsurprisingly clear outsiders here, it won’t get any easier for ‘La Vinotinto’, who still have to visit Argentina and Uruguay.
  • Players to watch: Ecuador’s Jordy Caicedo has netted four club goals in six matches, three of them between the 20th minute and half-time. Eduard Bello netted Venezuela’s winner in the last H2H and four of his last six club goals came in the first half.
  • Hot stat: The first goal in each of the last three H2Hs arrived between the 35th and 40th minute (Venezuela: W1, D2).
SOUTH AMERICA: World Cup – Qualification – Round 13
Ecuador – Venezuela
Kick-off: November 11, 22:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.34@Bwin

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