Brazil vs Venezuela Match Info
Date: June 19th 2019
Kick-off time: 01.30am BST
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Brazil vs Venezuela Stats
- Brazil opened the Copa America with a 3-0 win over Bolivia
- Venezuela meanwhile played out a goalless draw with Peru
- The Selecao have won 21 of their 25 meetings with Vinotinto
Brazil vs Venezuela Head to Head
Last three meetings:
21 Jun 2015 – Brazil 2-1 Venezuela – Copa America
13 Oct 2015 – Brazil 3-1 Venezuela – FIFA World Cup
11 Oct 2016 – Venezuela 0-2 Brazil – FIFA World Cup
Full head-to-head record:
Matches played: 25
Brazil wins: 21
Venezuela wins: 2
Brazil vs Venezuela Predictions
Brazil are expected to win the Copa America this summer. In front of their own supporters, the Selecao are looking for redemption after the humiliation of their World Cup exit on home soil back in 2014, with the semi-final hammering from Germany still fresh in the minds of the football-obsessed public in the South American country and they failed to make it further than the Quarter Finals in last year’s World Cup too.
Kicking off the tournament in the opening game with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bolivia, thanks in no small part to a brace from Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, the Samba Boys are in the driving seat to finish top of their group and they will expect to do exactly that. They remain the favourites for the tournament by some distance – can they display their credentials with another win here at 1/6 with Unibet.
Venezuela are arguably the least successful team in the football-obsessed continent of South America. Vinotinto have never managed to reach the finals of a World Cup before, and in 17 previous appearances at the Copa America they have only managed to make it as far as the semi-finals on one occasion, although they have shown signs of improvement and have earned impressive friendly wins over the USA and Argentina so far this year.
It was a fairly strong start to the Copa America finals for Rafael Dudamel’s side as they managed to hold a decent Peru outfit to a goalless draw in their opening game. With the tournament structure seeing two teams that finish in third place having a chance to progress to the Quarter Finals, they’ll feel they can still qualify even if they don’t manage a famous third ever win over Brazil here at odds of 22/1 with Ladbrokes.
We’re anticipating another uncomplicated win for the hosts here though. This Venezuela side might be improving, but the gulf in class between the two squads is clear and we saw the quality of this Brazilian outfit in their opening game as they eased past Bolivia. With the attacking depth they possess, the Samba Boys should be able to score at least another three here and win with a two goal handicap at 6/4 with PaddyPower.
Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho may have endured another difficult season in Catalonia, but he has suffered no such problems when representing his national side. With Neymar out injured, the former Liverpool man has taken the attacking responsibility on his shoulders and open the tournament with a brace against Bolivia last week. We’re backing him to score at any time in this one at odds of 21/20 with William Hill.
Brazil vs Venezuela Betting Tips
Brazil -2 @ 6/4 with PaddyPower
Philippe Coutinho to score at any time @ 21/20 with William Hill
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