South America: World Cup qualification – Matchday 14
Match start: 23:00 (GMT+1)
Ecuador and Colombia are the direct rivals and they are fighting for the possibility to play at the World Cup 2018 and as for now both teams are at the qualification zone for this tournament. But still, the loss of the points my lead to loss of the opportunity to participate in this championship as the opponents, such as Chile, Paraguay, Argentina are always on the alert. The national team of Peru has the theoretical chances to win.
The national team of this high mountain country is known by its ability to shine at home arena and to disappoint during the away matches. So the point is the special climate of Ecuador in which not every opponent is able to cope with the mountain air. Yes, someone may think that it is not fair but there is nothing we can do about this. And the Colombians will have to deal with it. We must say that the climate didn’t manage to stop the national team of Brazil (win with the score 3:0). Don’t ignore very interesting squad of Ecuador. You can see here some strong football players: Arturo Mina, Antonio Valencia, Carlos Paredes, Christian Noboa, Miller Bolaños and Enner Valencia. Now Ecuador takes the 5th line in the tournament bracket and has 20 scored points.
A lot of people criticize this football team from the South America because of its too simple game and all blame José Pékerman, who is the head coach of this team. May be they are right as they have such football players as Bacca, Cuadrado, James Rodríguez and Muriel and can play a little bit more aggressively. Despite all criticism, Colombia takes the 4th line in the tournament bracket and has the perfect chances to pass into the 2018 World Cup.
The advantage of home arena for the national team of Ecuador will persist and the team will become the favorite of this match. Colombia currently doesn’t show any brilliant results and also has poor statistics in the matches with Ecuador.
Our tip: Ecuador win – odds 2.1 5Dimes
What about the goalscoring results the matches between Ecuador and Colombia very rarely are funny for the audience and even more rarely the matches are full of many scored goals. In this case it would be wise to choose ‘total under”.
Total Under (2,5) goals – odds 1,81 Pinnacle