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Ecuador have a new challenge on Thursday as they ready themselves for this approaching WC Qualifiers - South America fixture with Venezuela.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Venezuela v Ecuador are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Venezuela fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 3-0 WC Qualifiers - South America triumph against Chile.
For Venezuela, the goals were scored by Yeferson Soteldo (45'), Salomón Rondón (72') and Darwin Machís (79').
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the Venezuela rearguard. Venezuela have been miserly, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last 6 matches standing at 2. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this match, however.
In their previous fixture, Ecuador drew 0-0 in the WC Qualifiers - South America tie with Colombia.
A sequence of reliable showings from the Ecuador defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 8.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 15/11/2016 tells us that Venezuela have won 1 of these & Ecuador 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 from La Vinotinto and 9 for La Tri. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring the two was WC Qualifiers - South America match day 13 on 11/11/2021 when the final score was Ecuador 1-0 Venezuela.
On that day, Ecuador had 55% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Piero Hincapié (41').
At the other end, Venezuela got 8 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
Venezuela may find it difficult to see themselves scoring against this Ecuador side who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Ecuador after 90 minutes.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui (37,485)
Captain: Fernando Aristeguieta
Chairman: Laureano Gonzalez
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - South America (League Round)