Brazil vs Venezuela Soccer Betting Prediction – World Cup qualification 2022
The clear number for the Seleção?
Betting Prediction: Brazil
First against penultimate is the name of the game on the third matchday of the CONMEBOL WM Quali 2022. In the qualification mode traditionally held as a league system in South America, the Seleção got off to a perfect start. The five-time world champion achieved two wins over Bolivia and Peru with a 9-2 goal. Venezuela, on the other hand, suffered two defeats at the beginning and is still waiting for the very first goal.
Accordingly, the odds comparison of the betting base does not come as a surprise. In the run-up to the clash between Brazil and Venezuela, the bookmakers’ odds are clearly pointing towards the Seleção.
The direct comparison also confirms that there is a class difference between the two nations. The Brazilians won 21 of their 25 meetings with the Venezuelan national soccer team and, besides three draws, only recorded one defeat at all.
Against this background, the price question in the run-up to their 26th duel is actually only how the low odds for the Seleção’s home win can be boosted accordingly. Our choice is Brazil vs. Venezuela to tip on another zero victories of the sugar loaf kicker. An Asian handicap of -1.5 or perhaps even -2.5 is also conceivable.
Brazil – Statistics & current form
With five world championships won, the Brazilian national soccer team is still the most successful nation in the world in this sport. The last time the Seleção won the distinctive trophy was in South Korea and Japan in 2002.
In three of the last four World Cup finals, the quarter-finals ended and the sugar loaf kickers would have preferred to save themselves the only advance into the semi-finals. In 2014 there was a striking 1: 7 in their own country against the eventual overall winner Germany.
Take the momentum from the Copa America to the 2022 World Cup
The success of the Seleção last year was all the more welcome when they won the 2019 Copa América in their own country. It was the Brazilians’ first tournament victory since 2007, before three times in a row they didn’t even reach the semi-finals.
Now the men from Tite would love to transport the momentum from their ninth overall victory in the Copa America to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar so that they can again attack the overpowering European nations. Before that, however, you have to pass the World Cup qualification, which is usually only a formality for the Brazilian national soccer team.
Last won three international matches in a row
With a 5-0 home win, the Seleção found themselves brilliantly on October 10, 2020, and only four days later defended the championship lead with a 4-2 away win in Peru. After there were five winless international matches in a row following the Copa America 2019, the last three games all went to the Tite squad, which is going into the third matchday with a lot of tailwinds.
Everything in Brazil against Venezuela speaks for tip 1. After all, all the stars from Neymar to Roberto Firmino to Thiago Silva are against a guest who won 21 of the 25 international matches.
The probable lineup of Brazil:
Alisson – Lodi – Silva – Marquinhos – Danilo – Arthur – Paquetá – Allan – Jesus – Firmino – Neymar
Last matches from Brazil:
World Cup – Qualification CONMEBOL – 1st round
10/14 2020 Peru 2 – 4 Brazil
10/10 2020 Brazil 5 – 0 Bolivia
11/19 2019 Brazil 3 – 0 South Korea
11/15 2019 Brazil 0 – 1 Argentina
10/13 2019 Brazil 1 – 1 Nigeria
Venezuela – Statistics & current form
As one of only two South American nations, the Venezuelan national soccer team has never won the Copa America. Only in 2011 was it even possible to make it into the semi-finals, when at the end of the day they had to settle for fourth place.
At world championships, on the other hand, the footballers are known as “Vinotinto” (in German: the red wine coloured) never appeared at all. As the only nation in all of South America, Venezuela has never successfully qualified for a final tournament.
Two games, two defeats, 0-4 goals
Of course, that gnaws at the 28th in the FIFA world rankings, which has a lot to do with the 2022 World Cup. After the first two matchdays, however, the sheer disillusionment returned to José Peseiro’s team. Against Colombia and Paraguay, there was a defeat, in which the Vinotinto were still without a goal to make matters worse.
Ironically, against two nations, whose participation in the World Cup finals is anything but regular and which must therefore be beaten in order to land in the top 5 in South America, zero points were scored.
Without points, the World Cup dream will burst again soon
In Brazil, the Vinotinto now have their backs to the wall early on, before the next strong opponent against Chile next Tuesday. If it stays at zero points, there are likely to be increasing signs that the 2022 World Cup will also take place without the Venezuelan national soccer team.
The probable lineup of Venezuela:
Farinez – Rosales – González – Ángel – Feitscher – Rincón – Otero – Murillo – Anor – Rondón – Machís
Last matches from Venezuela:
World Cup – Qualification CONMEBOL – 1st round
10/14 2020 Venezuela 0 – 1 Paraguay
10/10 2020 Colombia 3 – 0 Venezuela
11/19 2019 Japan 1 – 4 Venezuela
10/15 2019 Venezuela 2 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago
10/11 2019 Venezuela 4 – 1 Bolivia
Brazil vs Venezuela – Direct comparison / H2H balance
Head to head: 21-3-1
The two nations have faced each other 25 times so far and with 21 wins the Seleção leads the direct comparison in no uncertain terms. Only once was Venezuela, which scored just eight goals in all 25 games, won. In the group stage of the Copa América 2019, the Vinotinto were able to wrest a 0-0 draw from the Brazilians.
Brazil vs Venezuela Soccer Betting Prediction
In the case of Brazil against Venezuela, the prediction is shaped by the poor condition of the guests, who started the World Cup qualifying 2022 very badly with two defeats and 4-0 goals. Historically, there has always been little to gain for the Vinotinto against Brazil.
So everything speaks for the home win of the Seleção, who started brilliantly in the South American league system with two wins and 9-2 goals.
Key facts – Brazil vs Venezuela tips
Brazil have won 21 of their 25 international matches against Venezuela
Venezuela lost their first two group games with 4-0 goals
Brazil are leaders in the third matchday with two wins and 9-2 goals
Because the prices for the home win of the Sugar Loaf kicker are very low, an alternative bet is needed. We see the most value in the tip on the to-zero victory for the Seleção, who defensively against weak Venezuelans has what it takes to leave nothing behind.