Ecuador vs Colombia: Preview & Prediction

Ecuador – Colombia – The most interesting match of this round of South American qualifying for placement on the World Cup, since the rival neighbors on the table and on the fifth and fourth place. Ecuador is the fifth and the leading positions in the additional round robin for placement in Russia, while Colombia has one point more and the fourth, and this is the last place that directly leads to the SP. Also runner-up selection has only two points clear of Colombia, and threaten and Chile, and Paraguay with sixth and seventh places, so every point is very important. Colombia is in the last round won worth three on home soil with a lot of problems, while Ecuador defeated away. In the first mutual duel of these qualifications is Colombia at home beat Ecuador 3: 1, but on the ground of Ecuador in qualifying without a win since 1996.


Ecuador is an excellent started this qualification and achieved four introductory victory, of which the most valuable was the one away to Argentina. And in the fifth match against Paraguay remained undefeated, true at home, but were followed by a decline and therefore are now running in fifth place in the table, although they were even leaders. The problem of this team and is that qualifications are very long and still experience a crisis that it costs dearly. In addition to the aforementioned draw with Paraguay next three games were lost, of which one at home against Brazil, after which they managed to consolidate, but only when they are in front of their fans.

It’s nothing new for Ecuadorians who play at a high altitude and therefore has the home field is always a big advantage. Chile and Venezuela are of Quito accompanied with 3: 0 and now they are domestic credits and place in life, and the guests usually lose. After Uruguay, beat them on Friday and Paraguay same score 2: 1. Head coach Quinteros expected after secure victory over Venezuela did not want to change much in the initial composition and jumped only A.VALENCIA instead Ibarra. Now we do not expect any change, but due to injury certainly will not play F.Martinez.

Probable lineups Ecuador: Dreer – Paredes, Mina, L.Caicedo, W.AYOVI – Noboa, Orejuela – A.VALENCIA. Bolanos, E.VALENCIA – F.CAICEDO


And Colombians only occasionally play well in qualifying and with all these fluctuations and could not expect a better result, so that the fight to go to the World Cup is yet to come. She is Colombia a bad start, with only one win in the first four rounds, and then three times in a row won but it looked much better. Then another bad period and three games without a win to all managed discontinued in the last round home win over Bolivia. They had a great imperative in that match, given that they were absolute favorites and it was obvious to them on the ground hampers to make more.

Seven minutes before the end they won a penalty, which J.RODRIGUEZ not into the goal on the first try, but the ball hit and the second try was scored in the final 1: 0 and a valuable three points. After a tough loss at Argentina 3: 0, selector Pekerman has changed most in the last line and there were little different set up with offensive Cuadrado on the right side. It was modified and in midfield and in the attack has injured Falcao and protruded was Bacca, while in the early stages of the match hurt Muriel, which is why he left the field.

Probable lineups Colombia: Ospina – Arias, Yerry Mina, C.ZAPATA, Armero – C.SANCHEZ, Torres – Cuadrado, J.RODRIGUEZ, D.ZAPATA – Bacca

Ecuador vs Colombia: Direct Matches

Points from this visit are very important for both the selection and therefore should match could be very hard and cautious on both sides. Ecuador is at home is always very dangerous and it would be Colombians certainly meet the point to which they will try to get something more closed game.

Ecuador vs Colombia: Betting Tips

X2 – Odds: 1.80
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.10