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Brazil vs Colombia: Neymar closing in on Pele

Kick-off: 0100, 24/06/2021

Stadium: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos

TV: BBC Digital

Brazil look in a ruthless mood at Copa America whereas Colombia may just be saving themselves for the knockout stages.

Los Cafeteros should safely progress after picking up four points from their opening two games but were lacklustre in a loss to Peru last time out.

We’re taking 23/20 for the Selecao to secure a seventh straight clean-sheet victory for our first Brazil vs Colombia prediction.

A Look At Brazil’s Betting Odds

As defending champions and now hosts, Brazil were expected to take this troubled tournament more seriously than most.

The Selecao started out with a 3-0 triumph over Venezuela and then pummelled Peru 4-0.

Neymar netted in both of those matches, plus two World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, taking his international tally to 68, just nine short of Pele.

The 29-year-old PSG superstar said: “My dream was to play for Brazil, wear this shirt – I never imagined I would get to these numbers.

“It is very emotional to me because I went through a lot of things over these last two years, difficult and complicated things.

“These numbers are nothing compared to the happiness I have playing for Brazil.”

Head coach Tite has always emphasised a team ethos but admitted he has adapted his tactics in order to get Neymar into more dangerous positions.

Looking at the Brazil vs Colombia odds, there is obvious appeal in 6/4 for Neymar to score again in another win.

A Look At Colombia’s Betting Odds

Colombia are without their two biggest names in Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez but began with a 1-0 triumph over Ecuador.

However, they were then held to a goalless stalemate by Venezuela before going down 2-1 to Peru.

Miguel Borja was on target from the penalty spot in that last match but Sergio Pena had already netted for Peru and then a Yerry Mina own goal proved decisive.

Los Cafeteros still have some classy attacking threats available, including Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, Atalanta strike duo Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel, plus Alfredo Morelos of Rangers.

Their bye round comes in the final set of group games, though, which means this will be a sixth competitive outing in three weeks.

Reinaldo Rueda may feel the need to protect some players from possible fatigue and start planning for the quarter-finals.

Let’s finish off our Brazil vs Colombia betting tips by taking 23/4 for the Selecao to prevail 2-0.

Additional stats

Last result:

BRAZIL 4-0 Peru – Alex Sandro, Neymar, Ribeiro, Richarlison

COLOMBIA 1-2 Peru – Borja (pen)

Head-to-head: Brazil 2-2 Colombia, Colombia 1-1 Brazil, Brazil 1-0 Colombia, Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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