Colombia vs Venezuela Prediction (World Cup Qualification South America 2020 Qatar) – Oct. 10, 2020, 20:30 (GMT +8)
Colombia face visiting Venezuela in the World Cup Qualification South America 2020 Qatar. Predictions and odds for this Colombia versus Venezuela match to be held at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla, Colombia are available. Read on for Colombia vs Venezuela Prediction Prediction and betting tips.
Colombia vs Venezuela Match Preview
The South American competition will act as qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar, for national teams which are members of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).
A total of 4.5 slots (4 direct slots and 1 inter-confederation play-off slot) in the final tournament are available for CONMEBOL teams.
The 10th-ranked team in the world managed by Carlos Queiroz, Colombia won their last two friendly games, 1-0 over Peruat Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, and then also 1-0 over Ecuador at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
Striker Alfredo Morelos and midfielder Andres Mateus Uribe scored for Colombia, respectively, in those victories.
Colombia participated in six World Cups (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014 and 2018. During Brazil 2014, Los Cafeteros achieved their best World Cup performance, reaching the quarter-finals of that event and placing fifth in the final standings.
Los Cafeteros will boast of star players like James Rodriguez (76 caps, 22 goals), Radamel Falcao 89 caps, 34 goals), Juan Cuadrado (90 caps, eight goals), Yerry Mina (24 caps, six goals) and goalkeeper David Ospina (104 caps).
Colombia vs Venezuela Prediction
Venezuela, ranked 25th, won their last three friendlies before this match. They beat Bolivia 41, Trinidad 2-0 and Japan 4-1.
Against hosts Japan, striker Salomon Rondon scored a hat-trick, whilst winger/midfielder Yeferson Soteldo added another goal at Suita City Football Stadium.
As of 2018, Venezuela are the only CONMEBOL side to have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.
A scoreless draw resulted in the last head-to-head meeting between Colombia and Venezuela.
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