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Colombia vs Ecuador Predictions & Tips - Value on Colombia at Copa America
- Colombia vs Ecuador predictions for Monday’s Copa America match
- The Group B clash is being played at 1am BST at Arena Pantanal
- Colombia have won 4 of their last 5 matches at Copa America
- I am backing Colombia to win in Cuiaba
- Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
Colombia have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Ecuador (Getty Images)
Colombia vs Ecuador Predictions
Colombia have a superior squad and can make it count against Ecuador at Copa America. I am backing La Tricolor to win to nil.
- Colombia have won 4 of their last 5 matches (Copa America).
- Colombia have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 7 matches (Copa America).
- Colombia have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Ecuador (all competitions).
- Ecuador have failed to score in 18 of their last 23 matches against Colombia (all competitions).
- Ecuador have lost their last 2 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
- Ecuador have lost 18 of their last 25 matches (Copa America).
Head to Head
Colombia have a 19-7 advantage against Ecuador with 7 draws in 33 matches.
Colombia had a poor end to 2020, losing two World Cup qualifiers in heavy fashion. They lost 3-0 at home against Uruguay and 6-1 in Ecuador which saw Carlos Queiroz sacked.
Reinaldo Rueda became the new manager in January. He guided La Tricolor to a 3-0 win in Peru in his first match in charge with Yerry Mina, Mateus Uribe and Luis Díaz on target.
Colombia’s last match was a 2-2 draw against Argentina. They were 2-0 down after 8 minutes but fought back through a Luis Muriel penalty and Miguel Borja header deep into added time.
Colombia Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana
Defenders: Davinson Sánchez, Yerry Mina, Stefan Medina, Óscar Murillo, William Tesillo, Jhon Lucumí, Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta
Midfielders: Juan Cuadrado, Edwin Cardona, Wílmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, , Gustavo Cuéllar, Sebastián Pérez, Yairo Moreno, Baldomero Perlaza
Forwards: Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata, Luis Díaz, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos, Yimmi Chará, Rafael Santos Borré, Juan Ferney Otero, Jaminton Campaz
Jefferson Lerma, James Rodríguez and Radamel Falcao are all injured and left out of the squad.
Atalanta strikers Luis Muriel and Duván Zapata are both in squad alongside Rangers front man Alfredo Morelos.
Ecuador won their final three World Cup qualifiers in 2020. They won 4-2 against Uruguay and 3-2 in Bolivia before a dominant 6-1 home win against Colombia.
La Tri beat Bolivia 2-1 in a friendly in March with Fidel Martínez and Michael Estrada on target.
Gustavo Alfaro’s side lost both World Cup qualifiers last week. Ecuador lost 2-0 in Brazil after having 34% possession and 2-1 against Peru, Gonzalo Plata’s goal in added time too little too late.
Ecuador Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Hernán Galíndez, Pedro Ortíz, Alexander Domínguez
Defenders: Félix Torres, Piero Hincapié, Robert Arboleda, Pervis Estupiñán, Xavier Arreaga, Ángelo Preciado, Pedro Perlaza
Midfielders: Ayrton Preciado, Christian Noboa, Damián Díaz, Fidel Martínez, Ángel Mena, José Carabalí, Gonzalo Plata, Sebastián Méndez, Alan Franco, Moisés Caicedo
Forwards: Enner Valencia, Leonardo Campana, Michael Estrada, Jordy Caicedo
Midfielders Carlos Gruezo, Renato Ibarra and Juan Cazares miss out.
Enner Valencia has scored 31 goals in 57 internationals and needs one more to overtake Agustín Delgado for the most goals for Ecuador.
Colombia should continue to improve under Reinaldo Rueda. With such a talented attack at his disposal, I am backing Colombia to get off to a winning start at Copa America.
Best Bet: Colombia Win Full Time Result @-107.53 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Colombia Win To Nil @188.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit