Ecuador vs Brazil
World Cup Qualification – South America
Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado.
Brazil are one of the favorites to lift the title in Qatar this year, and they have also been the most successful nation in the history of this competition.
They have been simply spectacular during these Qualifiers, and it’s no wonder that they have raced to the top of the table with much ease – even above reigning Copa America champions Argentina.
They had crashed out in the Quarter Final in the previous edition of the 2018 World Cup, and this has only added to their fire.
Moreover, it’s been two decades since they last climbed to the top of the football world, and for a nation with such pride associated to this game, it’s simply unacceptable.
Going on, they once again have a golden generation of players, led by the inspirational Neymar. All these guys will be at their prime for the quadrennial extravaganza in Qatar, and they will come out swinging.
It’s important for them to keep this current momentum going on even though they have already qualified. Ecuador might be in good form at the moment, but they really are no match for the Samba Magicians.
Expect a comfortable win for Bazil.
Ecuador vs Brazil Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Brazilians had won three of the past four clashes.
- It’s been 18 years since they have lost against this foe.
- They have scored two or more goals in three of the preceding four clashes.
- The last Ecuador kept a clean sheet at home was back in 2004.
Ecuador vs Brazil Prediction & Analysis
Brazil recorded a 0-0 draw on the road the last match-day against arch-rivals Argentina. They were also unbeaten in 20 of their past 21 fixtures, and in the process they had even gone on a ten-game winning streak.
In fact, since their defeat in the 2018 World Cup Quarter Final against Belgium, they have lost just thrice, And two of these losses had come against arch-rivals Argentina.
On the other hand, Ecuador were winless in 12 of their previous 17 games, and of their total five wins during this stretch – only one had come against a worthy opponent. The rest were struggling squads like Bolivia, Venezuela etc.
On top of that, they also have an inferior h2h record against this foe over the years.
For the reasons, expect Brazil to extend their unbeaten run in the Qualifiers this Thursday.
Key Stats for Betting
- The Brazilians have lifted the World Cup the most number of times (five).
- They are ranked second in the world at the moment.
- They had made it till the Quarter Final in the 2018 edition of the tournament, and they were the losing finalists in the recently conducted Copa America