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Colombia vs Venezuela Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Colombia can start World Cup qualifiers with a win

  • Colombia host Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier
  • Match is being played in Barranquilla at 1:30am BST on Saturday
  • Colombia have won 6 of their last 8 home World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela
  • Venezuela have lost 7 of their last 10 World Cup qualifiers on the road
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Colombia host Venezuela at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla (Getty Images)

Colombia host Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier in Barranquilla. La Tricolor have a good record in this fixture, and are tipped to take advantage of a Venezuela side missing influential striker Salomón Rondón.

Colombia Form


Colombia won all three matches at the 2019 Copa America. They were eliminated in a penalty shootout against Chile after the match ended 0-0.

Carlos Queiroz’s side played six friendlies from September to November 2019. They drew the first three against Brazil, Venezuela and Chile before a 3-0 defeat against Algeria.

Colombia bounced back with 1-0 wins against Peru and Ecuador.

Colombia Team News


Experienced goalkeeper David Ospina was not called up. Premier League duo Davinson Sánchez and Yerry Mina should line up in central defence.

Flair comes from Juan Cuadrado and James Rodríguez with a number of quality strikers including Radamel Falcao, Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata and Alfredo Morelos.

Colombia Squad


Goalkeepers: Camilo Vargas, Álvaro Montero, Eder Chaux, Aldair Quintana

Defenders: Santiago Arias, Jeison Murillo, Davinson Sánchez, Yerry Mina, Frank Fabra, Stefan Medina, Johan Mojica, Jhon Lucumí, Gabriel Fuentes

Midfielders: Juan Cuadrado, James Rodríguez, Wílmar Barrios, Jefferson Lerma, Steven Alzate, Jorman Campuzano, Víctor Cantillo

Forwards: Radamel Falcao, Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata, Alfredo Morelos, Jhon Córdoba

Venezuela Form


Venezuela reached the 2019 Copa America quarter-finals. La Vinotinto lost 2-0 against Argentina after earning a 0-0 draw against Brazil in the group stage.

La Vinotinto played four friendlies from September to November 2019. A 0-0 draw against Colombia was followed by three straight wins.

Venezuela beat Bolivia 4-1, Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 and Japan 4-1 in Suita. Salomon Rondon scored a hat-trick with Yeferson Soteldo making it 4-0 before half-time.

Venezuela Team News


Influential striker Salomón Rondón is not in the squad. His experience with 80 caps and 30 goals will be missed.

Captain Tomás Rincón is a key player, the Torino central midfielder in line to earn his 101st cap. There is a noticeable absence of international goals in Venezuela’s attack.

Fernando Aristeguieta, Sergio Córdova, Andrés Ponce and Eric Rámirez have combined to score two goals in 34 international appearances.

Manager José Peseiro replaced Rafael Dudamel in February and this will be his first match in charge.

Venezuela Squad


Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez, Alain Baroja, Joel Graterol

Defenders: Roberto Rosales, Alexander González, Mikel Villanueva, Wilker Ángel, Rolf Feltscher, Jhon Chancellor, Ronald Hernández, Luis Mago, Miguel Navarro

Midfielders: Tomás Rincón, Rómulo Otero, Jhon Murillo, Arquímedes Figuera, Darwin Machís, Juan Pablo Añor, Yangel Herrera, Yeferson Soteldo, Jefferson Savarino, Bernaldo Manzano, Eduard Bello, José Andrés Martínez, Cristian Cásseres

Forwards: Fernando Aristeguieta, Sergio Córdova, Andrés Ponce, Eric Rámirez

Colombia vs Venezuela Head to Head


Colombia have a 17-6 advantage against Venezuela with 15 draws in 38 matches. 

The last encounter was a friendly in September 2019 that ended in a 0-0 draw in Tampa, Florida.

Colombia vs Venezuela Odds


Colombia are 1.44 favourites at Unibet with Venezuela priced at 8.50 at bet365. A draw is available at 4.30.

Colombia vs Venezuela Match Up


Colombia have a much stronger team on paper with Premier League trio Davinson Sánchez, Yerry Mina and James Rodríguez all set to start. 

They have a formidable attack with Radamel Falcao, Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata and Alfredo Morelos all able to score goals.

Venezuela’s squad looks weak without Salomón Rondón up front. The Dalian Professional striker is the record goalscorer for his nation with 30 goals.

Colombia vs Venezuela Stats


  • Colombia have won 9 of their last 15 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Colombia have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 15 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Colombia have won 6 of their last 8 home matches against Venezuela (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Venezuela have lost 7 of their last 10 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Venezuela have failed to score in 3 of their last 6 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

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Where is Colombia vs Venezuela being played?

Colombia vs Venezuela is being played at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia.

When is Colombia vs Venezuela being played?

Colombia vs Venezuela is being played at 1:30 BST on Saturday 10 October 2020.

What competition are Colombia vs Venezuela playing in?

Colombia vs Venezuela are playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Verdict

Colombia have a strong record in this fixture which can continue here. Venezuela could struggle to score without Salomón Rondón up front.

Best Bet: Colombia Win to Nil Win to Nil @+110 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Colombia -1 Handicap @+130 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Colombia Win 3-0 Correct Score @+800 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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