Ecuador is on a mission to make three wins in a row this week in the CONMEBOL FIFA WORLDCUP qualification. The side will take on Colombia at the Estadio Paz Delgado. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at midnight.
Colombia head into the match trying to recover from their 3-0 defeat to Uruguay on matchday three. The side is currently two points adrift of their Tuesday opponents at this early stage of the competition.
A Lionel Messi penalty was enough to overcome Ecuador in the qualification. Gustavo Alfredo’s men currently bagged seven goals in their next two matches to make it a tally in the top four of the CONMEBOL table.
Ecuador followed with triumphant wins, including a 4-2 win against Uruguay and 3-2 triumph over Bolivia. Beder Caicedo, Carlos Gruezo, and Angel Mena found the back of the net to elevate the side to their second win in a row.
It was a highly anticipated clash between Colombia and Uruguay on matchday three. However, Uruguay showed their impressive display, notching three goals against the Tricolor to a resounding win.
Luis Suarez netted his fourth goal through a penalty while Nunez and Cavani were converting a spot-kick. The attacking trio of James Rodriguez, Zapata, and Muriel will need to show a fighting spirit this Tuesday to elevate the side to overcome their disappointing loss last week.
Ecuador vs. Colombia Head to Head
Both sides have 14 matches against each other, with Ecuador picking three wins while Colombia with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bolivia 2-3 Ecuador
Ecuador 4-2 Uruguay
Argentina 1-0 Ecuador
Ecuador 0-1 Colombia
Ecuador 3-0 Trinidad and Tobago
Colombia 0-3 Uruguay
Chile 2-2 Colombia
Colombia 3-0 Venezuela
Ecuador 0-1 Colombia
Peru 0-1 Colombia
Ecuador Team News
Gruezo, who was the hero last week after converting a spot-kick that secured the three points for Ecuador, will be unavailable after picking a suspension. Alan Franco would have stepped in to replace the Augsburg man, but a positive coronavirus test rules him out.
Colombia Team News
After picking a red card against Uruguay, Mina’s absence causes contention in the backline. Davidson Sanchez is available for selection after missing out on the birth of his child. Alfredo Morales expects to lead the attacking line despite a low display in their last clash against Uruguay.
Prediction and Odds
Colombia embarked on a mission to rectify their past mistakes last week, and we expect a considerable performance.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5