The Copa America 2021 started with a victory from Brazil 3-0 over Venezuela at Estadio Mané Garrincha. Marquinhos scored the first goal after a corner at 22 minutes of the first half, then Neymar put the second from the penalty point and Gabigol completed the score in the second half.
The favorites, as expected, had a strong start against La Vinotinto, which had to play with a new eleven after a Covid-19 outbreak. Venezuela managed to withstand Brazil’s constant attacks in the first half but the hosts were effective in capitalizing their chances.
Brazil vs Venezuela: Match Preview
The Copa America 2021 kick off today, June 13, 2021 with the match between hosts Brazil and Venezuela at Estadio Mané Garrincha. Find out here everything there's to know about the match: information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
La Verde-Amarela is the favorite, not only for this game, but to win the tournament. Tite’s team has proved in the South American World Cup Qualifiers that they are the most reliable team of the continent with six victories in six games.
Obviously, Brazil wants to start the tournament in the best way possible, and they shouldn't have troubles against Venezuela. La Vinotinto is having some troubles before the start of the tournament, with multiple cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the squad.
Brazil vs Venezuela: Match Information
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Time: 5:00 PM (ET).
Location: Estadio Mané Garrincha, Brasilia.
Brazil vs Venezuela: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 4:00 PM
PT: 3:00 PM
Brazil vs Venezuela: Storylines
Brazil and Venezuela have clashed eight times in the Copa America, with the record being favorable to Brazil. The Canarinha has won six times against La Vinotinto, and they have drawn two times.
The last time they faced each other in the tournament was in 2019, when they drew without goals in the group stage. But their last encounter was played last November, and Brazil beat them 1-0.
This time, however, it seems really difficult for La Vinotinto to grab some points against the hosts. Not only because they lack some important players, but because historically Brazil has imposed its superiority with a wide margin of goals.
How to watch or live stream Brazil vs Venezuela in the US
The game between Brazil and Venezuela, to be played today June 13, 2021, will be broadcasted in the US by FOX Network, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, FOX Sports App, TUDN USA, Univision, Foxsports.com, TUDN App.
Brazil vs Venezuela: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Brazil is the strong favorite with odds of -1600, while Venezuela has +2800. A tie would end up in a +950 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel