Brazil have stormed through World Cup qualification and look to be in magnificent form. Ecuador will be pleased with their performances to this point, as they have a six-point advantage in the race for automatic spots. A huge win here could give them the confidence that they need to secure their World Cup place.
World Cup Qualifier Preview
Brazil aren’t for stopping at the top of the South American standings for World Cup qualification. Their place in Qatar is already assured, having won eleven of the 13 games that they have played. They will be expecting to round off the qualifying campaign in fine form, as they look to solidify their place as the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar.
The Brazilians have been excellent at both ends of the pitch to this point, as they have scored the most goals in qualifying and have also conceded the fewest. Brazil maintained their six-point advantage at the top of the standings in their latest qualifier, as they held Argentina to a 0-0 draw away from home. That result ended a two-game winning for Brazil.
Ecuador can also taste their spot in the World Cup later this year, as they are third in the South American standings coming into this fixture on Thursday. They have a healthy advantage over the other sides competing for an automatic spot, as they are six clear ahead of this home game. Furthermore, they have a superior goal difference compared to their rivals.
Ecuador have won two of their previous three qualifying matches, with their only dropped points coming last time out against El Salvador away from home. Michael Alexander Carelen Carabali scored the opening goal for Ecuador in that draw, but the hosts struck back just before the half time break.
Ecuador vs Brazil Head to Head
Brazil have lost just twice in 34 fixtures against Ecuador. The last win for Ecuador in this fixture came back in November 2004, as they claimed a 1-0 home win. Since then, Brazil have won eight of the last eleven. However, the last fixture between the sides in June 2021 ended in a 1-1 draw.
Ecuador vs Brazil Prediction
Ecuador should have high confidence coming into this fixture against Brazil despite their poor overall record in this fixture. They will see a point as a good result on Thursday, and we could see the sides playing out a 1-1 draw.
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