Venezuela v Brazil betting tips: Tite troops look to stay perfect
Venezuela v Brazil preview and odds
Brazil resume their World Cup qualifying campaign against Venezuela in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Tite’s men have won all eight matches to sit six points clear of nearest rivals Argentina in the table and are understandably 3/10 to win in Caracas.
The five-time world champions are 6/1 co-favourites with France to win the competition for a sixth time but let’s look at the options for Thursday’s match in our Venezuela v Brazil betting tips.
Brazil have never lost to Venezuela in a competitive fixture and having conceded just twice in qualifying they are evens to win to nil as they have done in three of the last four meetings between the nations.
Venezuela are bottom of the group having lost seven of their nine games, scoring just five times, so it’s clear the hosts have a tough task on their hands.
That said, they have drawn 0-0 in three of the previous eight encounters with Brazil and can be backed at 4/1 for another share of the spoils or another goalless outcome is 12/1.
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Brazil beat Thursday’s opponents 3-0 in the group stage of the Copa America in June and were 1-0 winners in the home leg of World Cup qualifying when Roberto Firmino scored the only goal.
Our #GetAPrice specials have Brazil winning either half, the visitors scoring at least twice and keeping a clean sheet at 7/4.
Leeds winger Raphinha is one of eight Premier League-based players in the visitors’ squad despite Brazil and Great Britain being on each other’s coronavirus red lists.
Tite opted for a 4-4-2 in the 2-0 win against Peru in their last World Cup qualifier, but went with a 4-3-3 when they faced Venezuela at the Copa America, with Neymar, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus in attack.
Neymar and Richarlison are unavailable, so Jesus, Vinicius Junior and Gabriel Barbosa are fighting it out for starting spots up front.
Venezuela are likely to go with a 4-2-3-1 as they look to win just their second game of qualifying.
Barbosa is the 10/3 favourite to get the ball rolling and 23/20 to score, while Jesus is 4/1 and 7/5 in the same markets in our Venezuela v Brazil betting tips.
Venezuela have four players priced at 12/1 to draw first blood but their top scorer with two goals is centre-back Jhon Chancellor who is 16/1 to become only the third player to score against Brazil in qualifying.
Where: Estadio Olimpico de la UCV, Caracas
When: 00:30, Thursday 7th October
How to watch: Premier Sports 1
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication