Brazil is set to host Colombia in a pivotal FIFA World Cup Qualifier on Thursday evening. Both teams enter Thursday's clash full of confidence. The Colombians are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures across all competitions, which includes a 0-0 draw against Brazil on Oct. 10. Brazil, meanwhile, sits atop the South American FIFA World Cup Qualifying table with 31 points after winning 10 of its first 11 games.
Kickoff from Corinthians Arena in Brazil is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Brazil as the -275 favorite (risk $275 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Brazil vs. Colombia odds, with Colombia the +800 underdog. A draw is priced at +320 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Colombia vs. Brazil picks or FIFA World Cup Qualifier predictions, be sure to check out what SportsLine's soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 8-4 and returning over $450 for $100 bettors who have followed his soccer picks.
Now, Sutton has analyzed Brazil vs. Colombia from every possible angle and locked in his coveted picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his Colombia vs. Brazil picks. Here are several odds and betting lines for Colombia vs. Brazil:
- Brazil vs. Colombia spread: Brazil -1.5 (+120)
- Brazil vs. Colombia over-under: 2.5 goals
- Brazil vs. Colombia money line: Brazil -275, Colombia +800, Draw +320
- BRA: Brazil has scored two or more goals in three of its last four games
- COL: Colombia has recorded three consecutive shutouts
Why you should back Brazil
Neymar leads an explosive Brazilian attack that has scored 26 goals in their first 11 World Cup Qualifiers. Brazil secured an emphatic 4-1 victory over Uruguay in its last outing, with Neymar, Raphinha and Gabriel Barbosa all finding the back of the net. Neymar enters Thursday's tilt having recorded seven goals and seven assists in nine FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Brazil is often heralded for its flair and flash on the pitch, but the defense has been in top form during qualification. In fact, Brazil has conceded just four goals in 11 matches. Brazil's back line features experienced players like Marquinhos and Thiago Silva, both of whom know how to shut down passing lanes for opponents. Plus, Colombia enters Thursday's match having failed to score a goal in each of its last three games.
Why you should back Colombia
Colombia has won just three of its 12 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, but the Colombians will be confident they can secure at least a point on the road on Thursday. That's because Colombia has held Brazil to a draw in three of its last four meetings between these two teams.
The Colombians enter Thursday's clash having recorded a clean sheet in each of its last three games, which includes a 0-0 draw against Brazil. Colombia outshot Brazil in that Oct. 10 matchup, 12-4, despite holding just 36 percent of possession. Plus, Colombia is unbeaten since suffering a shootout loss to Argentina in the Copa America semifinals on July 6.
How to make Colombia vs. Brazil picks
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