At the Estadio Olimpico de la UCV, Venezuela hosts Brazil on Match Day 11 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 South American qualifiers. The hosts are at the bottom of the table with just four points from nine games, while the visitors are on top of the table with eight wins in as many games.
In recent months, Venezuela has struggled to win matches. They have lost four straight games, the most recent of which was a 2-1 loss to Paraguay. Giovanni Savarese's team has struggled defensively, which has resulted in losing streaks. Venezuela hasn't maintained a clean sheet in their past five games and hasn't won in their last nine games in any tournament.
Brazil, on the other hand, has had an entirely different run of games. They've only lost one of their last sixteen games, and they've gone undefeated in their last seventeen away games. Tite's team has been good defensively in recent games, keeping four clean sheets in their last five matches across all competitions. The Copa America final against Argentina was the only game in which they conceded a goal. Brazil has a commanding 2-0 lead against Peru going into this match.
When it comes to head-to-head matches, the visitors enjoy a huge advantage over the hosts. With three draws and six wins in their last nine meetings against Venezuela, Brazil is undefeated. The last time these two sides played, the visitors won 3-0.
Brazil is on track to qualify for the World Cup, thanks to a strong showing in the qualifications thus far. They'll be heavy favourites against Venezuela, especially given they've had a consistent record on the road in recent years. Venezuela has failed to win games and is unlikely to pose a serious threat to Brazil. Brazil will easily win this match, in my opinion.
Kickoff Time: The match will be played tomorrow at 12:30 AM Nigerian time.
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