Colombia vs Ecuador: Colombia hope to enter the top 4 spots when they face Ecuador in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers on Friday at home.
Teams: Colombia vs Ecuador
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia
Date: Friday 15th October, 2021
Time: 02:30 AM IST
Live Link: https://t.co/VefBEietvQ?amp=1
Colombia and Ecuador eye a return to winning ways when they face each other on Friday in the World Cup Qualifiers.
The hosts head into this after successive goalless draws against Uruguay, Brazil; having won only 1 of their last 5 matches.
This kept them just outside the top 4 automatic qualification spots with 15 points from 11 matches.
The defensive solidity needs to work in synergy with the attack as Colombia has lacked goals of late.
On the other hand, Ecuador was beaten 2-1 away by Venezuela in their last match.
Valencia gave the visitors a first half lead but Machis and Bello’s strikes ensured a comeback win for Venezuela which inflicted a 5th loss in the qualifiers on Ecuador.
2 losses in their last 3 matches calls for improvement as Ecuador can’t afford more dropped points.
However, Ecuador is in 3rd spot in the table with 16 points from 11 matches.
Both sides last met in the Copa America group stage where Colombia won 1-0.
11 – 11 different players have scored at least one goal for Colombia in the current WCQ; the most by any team. Miguel Borja (3), Luis Muriel (3) and Luis Díaz (2) were the only Colombians that have scored more than one goal. Variety. pic.twitter.com/L94Sjnwr4V
— OptaJoao (@OptaJoao) October 7, 2021
Last Matches of both teams:
Colombia 0-0 Brazil
Venezuela 2-1 Ecuador
Where to watch the live stream and broadcast of Colombia vs Ecuador in India?
The match is live streamed on the CONMEBOL website or on either team’s official social media handles.
Neither side has any injury concerns ahead of this clash.
Colombia possible 11:
Ospina, Medina, Sanchez, Mina, Tesillo, Cuadrado, Lerma, Uribe, Diaz, Borre and Falcao
Ecuador possible 11:
Ramirez, Arboleda, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Gruezo, Caicedo, Preciado, Mena, Valencia and Plata
Prediction: Colombia 2-1 Ecuador
Colombia is itching to get back to winning ways following successive draws. They have the home support and a formidable line up to do the same.
Ecuador have stuttered their way in recent weeks following a couple losses in three matches. But are an equally resilient side.
We expect Colombia to pick up the vital win and enter the top 4.