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Venezuela vs. Ecuador 6/20/21 Copa America 2021 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Venezuela vs. Ecuador
June 20, 2021 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +137, Under 2.5 -175
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Venezuela and Ecuador are playing at Estadio Nilton Santos in round 3 of Group B in the Copa America 2021. Venezuela is winless in their last 4 games, but they were able to get a point from their last game in Copa America. Ecuador is not in good form, and they have now lost their last 3 games in a row.

Thanks to their good game against Colombia a few days ago, Venezuela is now in 3rd place in their group, which is a spot that will get them to the next stage. Venezuela has had only 35% of ball possession in that game, 0 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 73% of the correct passes. Offensively, Venezuela was non-existent, but on the defensive end, they were brilliant. Venezuela’s goalkeeper has had a perfect game, and this match has ended in a 0-0 draw. Venezuela still hasn’t scored a goal in this tournament, while they conceded 3 against Brazil. Venezuela is trying to get their attack going, but honestly, they just don’t have the quality to score more than 1 or 2 goals per game, and that is if they get lucky. Venezuela will need to rely on their defense here, and I don’t think it will get them far.

After being on a 4-game winning streak before this international break, Ecuador has come out without a desire and quality to continue that run. Ecuador is now on a 3-game losing streak, and they have scored only 1 goal during that streak. In their only Copa America game so far, Ecuador has had 59% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. This was a tough, tough game for both teams, but Colombia was the luckier team here, and they have won this match 1-0. As far as this tournament goes, Ecuador still hasn’t scored a goal, but their next two opponents are among the weakest in South America, and that is the chance for Ecuador to get back on the scoring sheet. There are a few talented players in this team, and they can create some good chances, but there is not enough quality in the attacking end, and there is no striker that will score a goal out of nothing. I think Ecuador will advance to the next stage, but I don’t think they will get far.

The trends are split in this matchup, and because these are not the top teams in South America, I don’t think we will see much defense here. I will take the over in this one.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:
Over 2.5 +137
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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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