Brazil looks to make three out of three to keep their winning run going in the latest edition of the Copa America. Colombia are their next opponent, desperate to overturn their inconsistent run of results so far in the competition.
The South American giants demolished Peru in the last game with Brazilian star Neymar scoring the goal that takes him closer to break the legendary Pele's record of 77 goals for his nation. Neymar is only ten goals behind from matching the record. It was also the PSG man's seventh strike in his last 5 games for Brazil.
Things have not been so sweet for Colombia. They started the Copa America venture with a win over Ecuador however a stalemate against Venezuela and then a frustrating defeat against Peru halt their progress. An Yerri Mira own proved to be the difference in the game even though Los Cafeteros restored priority in the game after trailing in the first half. Brazil possesses the biggest hurdle for Colombia so far in the competition.
Brazil vs Colombia Match Details :
When: Wednesday 23rd June/ Thursday 24th June
Timing: 05:30 (IST), 21:00 (local)
Where: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos, Rio De Janeiro
Recent Form (Copa America)
BRA vs COL Dream11 Team News :
Injuries & Suspension
Both sides have no major issues to deal with and have a full-fledged squad to select from. Like most other nations in the tournament, Brazil and Colombia have rotated the squad to get the most of their players and to remove fatigue or injury problems developing with continuous games in space of days. So, there will be changes for this clash as well.
Brazil vs Colombia Predicted Lineups :
Brazil: Allison Becker; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro Richarlison, Fred, Casemiro, Everton Ribeiro, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus
Colombia: David Ospina; John Medina, Davinson Sanchez, Yerri Mina, William Tesillo, Juan Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios, Gustavo Cuellar, Edwin Cardona, Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel
Brazil vs Colombia Head to Head :
Brazil have managed to win three games in six meetings with Colombia. However, the last two have resulted in scoring draws. Colombia haven't won against the Selecao since the 2015 Copa America held in Chile.
BRA vs COL Dream11 Fantasy Team :
GK: Allison Becker (Bra)
DEF: Danilo (Bra), Yerri Mina (Col), Thiago Silva (Bra), Alex Sandro (Bra)
MID: Juan Cuadrado (Col), Wilmar Barrios (Col), Fred (Bra), Richarlison (Bra)
FW: Neymar (Bra), Duvan Zapata (Col)
The Brazil backline is rock solid so three of its members makes it without a hitch. In spite of scoring an own goal in the last fixture, Yerri Mina is still an important figure for Colombia's defense. Fred's incredible campaign for club and country continues supported by the reliable Barrios. Juan Cuadrado on the right and Richarlison on the left will storm their respective flanks. Duvan Zapata and Neymar are hungry for goals as usual although the former is yet to find the back of the net in this competition.
Match Prediction: Brazil 2-0 Colombia
Colombia's distressing run of form won't improve right away and certainly not against this elegant goals-scoring Brazil side. Neymar and co are hopeful to notch away another win to keep their winning momentum going thereby confirming their qualification into the quarter-finals of 2021 Copa America with a game in hand.