Brazil vs Ecuador- Preview and Prediction
The third match of Copa America will see the tussle between Brazil vs Ecuador. The Brazil and Ecuador are in Group B along with Haiti and Peru.
Both Brazil and Ecuador are expected to reach the knockout stages of Copa America 2016 as other two teams Haiti and Peru are 46 ranked and 71 ranked.
Brazil is the 8 time winner of this tournament and the last time when this champion team had hold the Copa America cup was back in the year 2007 . But this time, Brazil will miss their key players and will miss the services of “Richardo Kaka” who has sidelined with the hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, Ecuador has been a sensation in the recent times and also ranked 12 in the Fifa Ranking in May . Although this team has never tasted the glory of Copa America Cup .
But this year Ecuador will play their skin out to win this year’s cup.
Meanwhile, Brazil is not in good form in recent times and had lost 2 of their 6 encounters in world cup qualifier.
On the other side , Ecuador has been in sensational form and only lost a single match out of their 6 competitive games. Thus, this team is in good touch and will keen to perform good in this year tournament.
Group B Brazil vs Ecuador Predicted Line Up
BRAZIL PREDICTED LINEUP( 4-2-3-1)
Alves-Alves, Gil , Miranda, Luis; Gustavo, Clasmeiro: Countinho, Willian, Lucas: Hulk.
ECUADOR PREDICTED LINEUP(4-4-2)
Dominguez: Ramirez, Erazo, Ayovi,
Paredes: Valencia, Montero, Noboa,
Gruezo: Enner, Bolanos.
These two teams have been Head to Head for 2 times. In 2011 Copa America , Brazil had registered a win over Ecuador by 4-2.
Brazil had also thrashed Ecuador by one goal in their last meeting.
As per the rankings are considered for both these teams in June , Brazil ranked 7th and Ecuador ranked 13th in FIFA rankings.
Brazil will begin this tournament without the services of Neymar, Luiz, Oscar, and Silva.
On the other hand ,Ecuador will surely miss the man who is in the form of his life Felipe Calcedo. The Ecuador will be led by Gustavo Quintero , with the huge responsibility on his shoulder to improve the performance of this team as compared to the previous editions of Copa America.
This match will be an interesting one as both the teams have the equal chances of winning. Allegations were also made that there will be no surprise if this match will result in “Tie”.
But Brazil have experienced , they had won Copa America 8 times and being a Brazil Fan , I will Cheer for Brazil .Stay tuned for further updates.