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Brazil vs Ecuador Predictions & Tips - Brazil set to make it five straight wins in the World Cup qualifiers
- Brazil vs Ecuador predictions for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier
- The match is being played at 1.30am BST at Estádio Beira-Rio
- Brazil have won to nil in their last 7 World Cup qualifiers at home
- I am backing Brazil to win in Porto Alegre
- Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
Brazil have won their last 5 World Cup qualifiers at home against Ecuador (Getty Images)
Brazil vs Ecuador Predictions
Brazil should be far too good for Ecuador in the World Cup qualifiers. With Neymar back in the squad, expect a comfortable win for the Seleção in Porto Alegre.
- Brazil have won to nil in their last 7 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
- Brazil have won by 2+ goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
- Brazil have won their last 5 home matches against Ecuador (World Cup qualifiers).
- Ecuador have failed to score in their last 4 matches against Brazil (all competitions).
- Ecuador have lost 7 of their last 9 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
- Ecuador have lost to nil in 2 of their last 4 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
Head to Head
Brazil have a 24-2 advantage against Ecuador with 4 draws in 30 matches.
Ecuador haven’t scored in their last four games against Brazil.
Brazil have had a perfect start to the World Cup qualifiers, winning all four matches.
The Seleção beat Bolivia 5-0 before a 4-2 win in Peru with Neymar scoring a hat-trick. Neymar missed the next two matches but wasn’t required.
Tite’s side won 1-0 against Venezuela with Roberto Firmino scoring the winner. Brazil’s last match was a 2-0 win in Uruguay with Arthur and Richarlison on target.
Brazil Squad & Team News
|Goalkeeper||Ederson||11||0||England Manchester City|
|Defender||Thiago Silva (captain)||93||7||England Chelsea|
|Defender||Marquinhos||51||2||France Paris Saint-Germain|
|Defender||Alex Sandro||23||1||Italy Juventus|
|Defender||Renan Lodi||8||0||Spain Atlético Madrid|
|Defender||Éder Militão||8||0||Spain Real Madrid|
|Defender||Rodrigo Caio||5||0||Brazil Flamengo|
|Defender||Felipe||2||0||Spain Atlético Madrid|
|Midfielder||Casemiro||48||3||Spain Real Madrid|
|Midfielder||Lucas Paquetá||13||2||France Lyon|
|Midfielder||Fred||11||0||England Manchester United|
|Midfielder||Éverton Ribeiro||10||0||Brazil Flamengo|
|Midfielder||Douglas Luiz||5||0||England Aston Villa|
|Forward||Neymar||103||64||France Paris Saint-Germain|
|Forward||Roberto Firmino||48||16||England Liverpool|
|Forward||Gabriel Jesus||41||18||England Manchester City|
|Forward||Gabriel Barbosa||5||2||Brazil Flamengo|
|Forward||Vinícius Júnior||1||0||Spain Real Madrid|
Midfielder Arthur misses out.
Premier League duo Alisson and Ederson compete for the goalkeeper spot.
Neymar has scored 64 goals in 103 internationals.
Ecuador lost 1-0 in Argentina in their opening four World Cup qualifier before winning three straight.
La Tri beat Uruguay 4-2 after leading 4-0 and won 3-2 in Bolivia thanks to a late Carlos Gruezo penalty.
Gustavo Alfaro’s side saved the best for last, crushing Colombia 6-1 at home. Robert Arboleda, Ángel Mena, Michael Estrada, Xavier Arreaga, Gonzalo Plata and Pervis Estupiñán were all on target in Quito.
Ecuador won 2-1 in a friendly against Bolivia in March. Fidel Martínez and Michael Estrada scored in Sangolqui.
Ecuador Squad & Team News
|Goalkeeper||Alexander Domínguez||57||0||Argentina Vélez Sarsfield|
|Goalkeeper||Pedro Ortíz||2||0||Ecuador Emelec|
|Goalkeeper||Hernán Galíndez||0||0||Ecuador Universidad Católica|
|Goalkeeper||Moisés Ramírez||0||0||Ecuador Independiente del Valle|
|Defender||Robert Arboleda||20||2||Brazil São Paulo|
|Defender||Xavier Arreaga||10||1||United States Seattle Sounders|
|Defender||Luis Fernando León||0||0||Ecuador Barcelona|
|Defender||Pervis Estupiñán||5||1||Spain Villarreal|
|Defender||Diego Palacios||6||0||United States Los Angeles|
|Defender||Mario Pineida||9||0||Ecuador Barcelona|
|Defender||Félix Torres||4||0||Mexico Santos Laguna|
|Defender||Piero Hincapié||0||0||Argentina Talleres|
|Defender||Ángelo Preciado||6||0||Belgium Genk|
|Defender||Pedro Perlaza||1||0||Ecuador LDU Quito|
|Midfielder||Christian Noboa||77||4||Russia Sochi|
|Midfielder||Jhegson Méndez||16||0||United States Orlando City|
|Midfielder||Moisés Caicedo||4||1||England Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Midfielder||Dixon Arroyo||0||0||Ecuador Emelec|
|Midfielder||Alan Franco||8||1||Brazil Atlético Mineiro|
|Midfielder||Carlos Gruezo||29||1||Germany FC Augsburg|
|Midfielder||Ángel Mena||25||6||Mexico León|
|Midfielder||Fidel Martínez||31||8||Mexico Tijuana|
|Midfielder||Damián Díaz||0||0||Ecuador Barcelona|
|Midfielder||Juan Cazares||21||1||Brazil Fluminense|
|Midfielder||Gonzalo Plata||9||3||Portugal Sporting CP|
|Midfielder||Ayrton Preciado||16||1||Mexico Santos Laguna|
|Midfielder||José Carabalí||1||0||Ecuador Universidad Católica|
|Forward||Enner Valencia||56||31||Turkey Fenerbahçe|
|Forward||Michael Estrada||13||4||Mexico Toluca|
|Forward||Jordy Caicedo||0||0||Bulgaria CSKA Sofia|
|Forward||Leonardo Campana||6||0||Portugal Famalicão|
Midfielder Renato Ibarra misses out on his chance to earn his 50th cap.
Ecuador’s defence lacks international experience. 36-year-old Christian Noboa anchors the midfield.
Fenerbahce striker Enner Valencia has scored 31 goals in 56 internationals.
Brazil are the form team in the South American World Cup qualifiers and get Neymar back from injury. I am backing a comfortable home win against an Ecuador side with a suspect defence.
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