Brazil opened the 2019 Copa America with a comfortable victory over Bolivia and the fans expect to see more of the same against Venezuela. Three points here would definitely secure the hosts a place in the quarter-finals.
Brazil vs. Venezuela
• Copa America
• Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil
• Wednesday 19 June
• 02:30 CET
Brazil Team News and Latest Form
Brazil looked convincing in a 3-0 win over Bolivia in their Copa America opener – their third straight victory without conceding. Interestingly, the previous two of those wins have seen Brazil score three or more goals in the second 45 minutes.
The Seleção’s last game also prolonged their run of victories after scoring first to three, and also, they have now opened the scoring in ten of their 11 games since the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Their record from those ten matches is W9, D1, and they kept their net intact in each win.
Venezuela Team News and Latest Form
Massive underdogs for this South American tilt, Venezuela are expected to lose by at least two or three goals difference. This expectation is justified by their recent competitive record against CONMEBOL teams that are in the top 20 of FIFA’s rankings. Venezuela’s record in those situations is W1, D4, L4, going back to June 2016.
Furthermore, the previous three matches in that sequence against such rivals yielded draws and under 2.5 goals. Still, each loss saw Venezuela lose by a margin of multiple goals, lose the opening half to nil every time, and lose both halves on three occasions.
Brazil vs. Venezuela Head to Head
The foes have met 24 times so far and Brazil dominates H2H record with 21 victories while Venezuela managed to get only one win, back in a friendly tilt in 2008. Brazil have won the first half in six of their previous eight H2H encounters with Venezuela. Brazil’s H2H record vs Venezuela in this century is W6, D2, L0 while none of those duels have seen both teams score in the first 45 minutes.
Brazil vs. Venezuela Betting Tip
Brazil are massive favorites but backing them to win at low odds is not something we would ever suggest. We’re giving you a solid bet in order to double your stake and therefore suggesting to go with Brazil to win in both halves and Over 2.5 goals in total at 1.95 (-105). Even though they failed to have a halftime lead against Bolivia, Brazil shouldn’t have problems to be in the first half here, considering their H2H record with Venezuela.