Colombia will take on Venezuela in the Group A match of Copa America 2021 on 17th June/ 18th June (India), at Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico. Colombia will certainly qualify for the knockout rounds with a win, whilst Venezuela will have to fight hard to stay in the competition.
COL vs VEN Team Preview
Colombia got off to a great start in the competition, defeating Ecuador 1-0 in Cuiaba. On the stroke of halftime, Edwin Cardona scored the game’s sole goal, and Colombia held on to win despite their opponents being the stronger team for the majority of the match.
This win extended their undefeated streak to three games in all competitions, after victories against Peru and Argentina in World Cup Qualifying games in early June.
They have not reached the final since winning their maiden title in 2001, and they will now be looking for another victory to bolster their qualifying push as they try to go further into the competition.
In the opening game of the Copa America, Venezuela faced host Brazil, with their opponents winning comfortably. This defeat extended their winless streak to six games in all competitions and they would now be eyeing to put a stop to it
Venezuela will likely face competition from Ecuador and Peru for the final few spots if Brazil and Colombia continue to dominate, so this match is a massive chance for them to attain an advantage before facing those two teams in the penultimate two games.
COL VS VEN: Head to Head
Colombia and Venezuela have met on 16 occasions and the records are equally tied with both the teams winning six matches each. However, Colombia have been undefeated against them in the last five matches and were victorious by 3-0 in the most recent encounter in 2020.
Match Name: Colombia vs Venezuela
Date: 17th June/ 18th June (India)
Timings: 5:00 pm ET/ 2:30 am IST
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico
Squads to choose from
David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana, Stefan Medina, Óscar Murillo, Carlos Cuesta, William Tesillo, Yerry Mina, Daniel Muñoz, Davinson Sánchez, Jhon Lucumí, Wílmar Barrios, Gustavo Cuéllar, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado, Mateus Uribe, Yairo Moreno, Leandro Campaz, Sebastián Pérez, Baldomero Perlaza, Duván Zapata, Luis Muriel, Luis Díaz, Rafael Santos Borré, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos, Yimmi Chará
Joel Graterol, Rafael Romo, Wuilker Farinez, Roberto Rosales, Jhon Chancellor, Mikel Villanueva, Nahuel Ferraresi, Luis Mago, Yohan Cumana, Alexander Gonsalez, Ronald Hernandez, Adrian Martinez, Junior Moreno, Cristian Casseres Jr, Tomas Rincon, Romulo Otero, Jefferson Savarino, Jose Martinez, Edson Castillo, Bernaldo Manzano, Yangel Herrera, Richard Celis, Jhon Murrilo, Yeferson Soteldo, Jhonder Cadiz, Sergio Cordova, Josef Martinez, Fernando Aristeguieta
COL VS VEN: Probable Playing XI
David Ospina, William Tesillo, Oscar Murillo, Yerry Mina, Daniel Munoz, Edwin Cardona, Mateus Uribe, Wilmar Barrios, Juan Cuadrado, Rafael Borre, Duvan Zapata
Joel Graterol, Yohan Cumana, Luis Del Pino, Francisco La Mantia, Luis Martinez, Alexander Gonzalez, Christian Casseres Jr, Bernaldo Manzano, Junior Moreno, Jose Andres Martinez, Fernando Aristeguieta
Colombia: Yerry Mina, Daniel Munoz, Juan Cuadrado
Venezuela: Jose Martinez, Luis Martinez, Junior Moreno
David Ospina, Oscar Murillo, Yerry Mina (C), Daniel Munoz, Luis Martinez, Juan Cuadrado (VC), Alexander Gonzalez, Junior Moreno, Jose Andres Martinez, Fernando Aristeguieta, Duvan Zapata
Colombia start as clear favorites to win this match owing to their recent form performances. They are also undefeated against Venezuela in the last five encounters and would want to keep that record going.
The aforementioned COL vs VEN Copa America 2021 Dream 11 Prediction, COL vs VEN Copa America 2021 Final Prediction, COL vs VEN Copa America 2021 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.