Colombia and Ecuador are set to lock horns at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla this week in FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Showdown is scheduled for 15th October 2021 at 00.00 EAT.
Ecuador is currently in the 3rd place with 16 points after 11 games while their opponents Colombia are in the 5th place with 15 points also after 11 matches; we expect fierce duels between these two rivals considering their impressive performance recently.
Colombia will be looking to return to their winning ways coming off 0-0 tie with Brazil in their previous World Cup qualifiers fixture while Ecuador on the other side were defeated 2-1 by Venezuala and they will be hoping to do better here.
Things have not been smooth for Ecuador this season despite being among the top three they have won in only two of their previous five matches losing in two and drawing on the other. Colombia on their side is unbeaten in the last five games coming into this fixture, having won ne and drawn four.
We predict for Colombia to take the lead in this match, considering they haven’t lost in their last six games, they managed to contain the South American football giants Brazil and the home advantage; taking down Ecuador shouldn’t be a problem for Reinaldo Rueda’s men.
Colombia vs Ecuador head to head
Since 2004 these two nations have met 15 times. Colombia has had an upper hand wining in nine matches, Ecuador won in four matches and the remaining two ended in draws.
When playing at home, Colombia has not lost to Ecuador in their last four encounters.
- Colombia 1-0 Ecuador 14/06/21
- Ecuador 6-1 Colombia 18/11/20
- Ecuador 0-1 Colombia 20/11/19
- Ecuador 0-2 Colombia 29/03/17
- Colombia 3-1 Ecuador 29/03/16
- Colombia 0-0 Brazil
- Uruguay 0-0 Colombia
- Colombia 3-1 Chile
- Paraguay 1-1 Colombia
- Bolivia 1-1 Colombia
- Venezuela 2-1 Ecuador
- Ecuador 3-0 Bolivia
- Uruguay 1-0 Ecuador
- Ecuador 0-0 Chile
- Ecuador 2-0 Paraguay
Colombia team news
Reinaldo Rueda’s side has a fully fit squad at disposal.
Ecuador team news
On Gustavo Alfaro’s side Jefferson Lerma and Roger Martinez were withdrawn early in their previous match last weekend.
Prediction and odds
- Colombia Win
- Double Chance