Brazil 2-0-0, Venezuela 0-0-2
11/13/20 7:30 pm
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Brazil is welcoming Venezuela to Morumbi in round 3 in the South American World Cup qualifications.
Brazil is the best team in South America, and one of the best in the world. In their first two games of these qualifications, Brazil has scored 9 goals while conceding 2 goals, and they have won their last 3 games. Neymar has scored 3 goals for Brazil so far, while Firmino added 2 goals. Coutinho, Marquinhos, and Richarlison have each added 1 goal in these qualifications. Neymar will most likely be rested in this game, but it doesn’t matter because Brazil has plenty of offensive firepowers. In their latest match against Peru on the road, Brazil has had 66% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 7 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. Brazil was the better team here, and they deservedly won this match 2-4. Brazil is in 2nd place in the standings with 6 points, 1 point less than Argentina at the top, but they also have a game less. Brazil is the best offensive team in South America, by far, and their defense is pretty consistent as of late, and I believe Brazil will win these qualifications, and once again compete at the World Cup.
Venezuela is one of the weakest teams in South America, if not the weakest. Venezuela has conceded 4 goals in their first two games of these qualifications, while still without a scored goal. Venezuela is now in 9th place in the standings, and I just don’t see them getting to the World Cup. In their last match against Paraguay at home, Venezuela has had only 33% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. Venezuela has conceded a goal in the 85th minute, and they have had a chance to get a point from this match, but Herrera has missed a penalty kick in the 95th minute, and Venezuela has lost this match 0-1. Rondon, Machis, and Rincon are Venezuela’s best players, and even if they will be in the lineup for this game, Venezuela is still miles away from Brazil quality-wise. At the moment, nothing is working for Venezuela, and even though they were in good form last year, that form is nowhere to be found now. Venezuela lacks depth, quality, and character, and that makes them one of the weakest teams in South America.
Brazil has never lost to Venezuela at home, and they haven’t lost any of their last 22 home games. Brazil is in good form, they have plenty of depth, and they are in fantastic goalscoring form. I’m taking Brazil no matter what.