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Venezuela vs Ecuador Predictions & Tips - Valencia to score against Venezuela at Copa America

  • Venezuela vs Ecuador predictions for Sunday’s Copa America match
  • The Group B clash is being played at 10pm BST in Rio de Janeiro
  • Enner Valencia has scored 2 goals in his their last 3 matches against Venezuela
  • I am backing Ecuador to win and Valencia to score
  • Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
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Enner Valencia has scored 2 goals in his last 3 matches against Venezuela (Getty)
Eddy Tora 20 Jun 2021
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Venezuela vs Ecuador Predictions


Venezuela have been struggling to create chances and score goals. Ecuador striker Enner Valencia is expected to score and lead his nation to a win at Copa America.

  • Venezuela have lost 2 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Venezuela have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Ecuador have won by 2+ goals in 2 of their last 4 matches against Venezuela (all competitions).
  • Ecuador’s Enner Valencia has scored 2 goals in his last 3 matches against Venezuela (all competitions).
  • Ecuador have won 4 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Ecuador have a 13-10 advantage against Venezuela with 4 draws in 27 matches.

Venezuela Form


Venezuela have won one of their last eight matches in all competitions. They lost four of their opening six World Cup qualifiers with one win and a draw.

José Peseiro’s side started their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 defeat against Brazil. They had 38% possession and had only one shot on target.

Venezuela’s last match was a 0-0 draw against Colombia. They had 35% possession and couldn’t manage a shot on target from two attempts.

Venezuela Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez, Joel Graterol, Luis Romero, Giancarlo Schiavone, Yhonathan Yustiz
Defenders: Nahuel Ferraresi, Mikel Villanueva, Jhon Chancellor, Francisco La Mantía, Luis Mago, Roberto Rosales, Ronald Hernández, Alexander González, Yohán Cumana, Adrián Martínez, José Manuel Velázquez, Eduardo Fereira, Diego Osio
Midfielders: Júnior Moreno, Yangel Herrera, Jefferson Savarino, Yeferson Soteldo, José Martínez, Jhon Murillo, Rómulo Otero, Cristian Cásseres, Bernaldo Manzano, Richard Celis, Edson Castillo, Abraham Bahachille, Richard Figueroa, Leonardo Flores, Christian Larotonda, Cristhian Rivas
Forwards: Fernando Aristeguieta, Sergio Córdova, Josef Martínez, Jhonder Cádiz, Jan Carlos Hurtado, Eric Ramírez, Robinson Flores, Daniel Pérez

Venezuela were hit by a COVID-19 outbreak a day before their match against Brazil. 

Eight players and four coaches tested positive with 15 new players joining the squad.

Salomón Rondón’s loss to injury is a big blow with the Dalian Professional striker scoring 31 goals in 82 internationals.

Ecuador Form


Ecuador won four straight but have lost their last three matches. La Tri lost their final two World Cup qualifiers, 2-0 in Brazil and 2-1 against Peru with Gonzalo Plata’s added time goal too little too late.

Gustavo Alfaro’s side lost 1-0 against Colombia in their opening match at Copa America. They kept it tight and will be disappointed with the result.

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

Ecuador have some talented youngsters in their team including centre-back Piero Hincapiém, midfielder Moisés Caicedo and winger Gonzalo Plata.

Enner Valencia has scored 31 goals in 58 internationals and needs one more to overtake Agustín Delgado for the most goals for Ecuador.

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Verdict

Venezuela have been struggling to score and the covid-19 outbreak has been a further blow. 

Ecuador have a superior squad and with Enner Valencia up front, they can win their first match at Copa America 2021.

Best Bet: Ecuador Win Full Time Result @-133.33 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Ecuador Win To Nil @160.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Enner Valencia Anytime Goalscorer @150.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Enner Valencia First Goalscorer @400.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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