Venezuela vs Ecuador Match Info
Date: Saturday June 1 2019
Kick-off time: 01.00am BST Sunday
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Venezuela vs Ecuador Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
June 9 2017 (neutral venue): Ecuador 1-1 Venezuela
November 15 2016: Ecuador 3-0 Venezuela
November 17 2015: Venezuela 1-3 Ecuador
Total head-to-head matches played: 31
Venezuela wins: 11
Ecuador wins: 16
Venezuela vs Ecuador Stats
- Ecuador are unbeaten in their last five matches against Venezuela
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of their latest six meetings
- Two goals or fewer have also been scored in six of Ecuador’s last eight games
Venezuela vs Ecuador Match Preview
A fortnight before launching their Copa America campaigns, these South American rivals start getting in some match practice with a friendly encounter at the home of NFL team Miami Dolphins.
Venezuela and Ecuador have been drawn in different groups for the tournament in Brazil, hence why they have chosen to meet now, and frankly it would be something of a surprise if they went on to be paired together in the knockout stage.
Ecuador probably have the better prospects in the Copa America although, according to the bookmakers, both of these sides may be hoping to finish among the top two of the three third-placed teams in the groups if they are to reach the quarter-finals.
Having played no competitive football this season, Ecuador’s friendly results have mainly been fairly cagey affairs and they have failed to score in their two 2019 games. Manager Hernan Dario Gomez has included Antonio Valencia, just released by Manchester United after a decade at the club, in his Copa America squad.
Venezuela, meanwhile, have been showing good form this term, unbeaten in their last five games including three wins, one of which was against a Lionel Messi-led Argentina. Manager Rafael Dudamel will be hoping on-loan Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon continues to be his country’s talisman.
Given their improvement since last autumn, Venezuela could just represent a touch of value here to beat Ecuador before facing Mexico in Atlanta on Wednesday.
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Venezuela vs Ecuador Betting Tips
Venezuela to win @ 12/5 with William Hill
Venezuela to score the last goal @ 7/5 with bet365