The Copa America 2021 Matchday 1 finished with the victory of Colombia against Ecuador to put things exciting in Group B, with Brazil also with three points after winning over Venezuela. It was a tough match between these two national teams as the result shows.
Colombia beat Ecuador 1-0 to start their campaign in the Copa America with the right foot. Los Cafeteros scored in the first half thanks to Edwin Carmona in a fabulous play. Ecuador couldn’t equalize, despite having some chances to do so.
Colombia vs Ecuador: Match Preview
Colombia and Ecuador face each other today, June 13, 2021, at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá on the opening day of Copa America 2021. Both sides want to start the tournament with a solid victory. Find out here everything there's to know about the match such as information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Los Cafeteros want to lift the continental trophy a second time after their only win in 2001. With Reinaldo Rueda in charge, the team has been looking good and it could have a deep run in the tournament. On the previous edition, they fell in the quarterfinals after losing against Chile.
On the other hand, Ecuador has been one of the best teams in the South American World Cup Qualifiers. They are currently three at the standings with nine points. Now, La Tri wants to show the same consistency in Brazil.
Colombia vs Ecuador: Match Information
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Time: 8:00 PM (ET).
Location: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá.
Colombia vs Ecuador: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
Colombia vs Ecuador: Storylines
The last time these two teams met was in the World Cup Qualifiers last November. Ecuador trashed 6-1 Colombia when Los Cafeteros were still at the hands of coach Carlos Queiroz. Of course, the moment isn't the same and this match will surely be tight.
Actually, Colombia has a good record against La Tri in the Copa America. They have faced each other 12 times in total with 9 wins for Los Cafeteros, one draw and two victories for Ecuador.
Their last match in this tournament was some time ago, in 2001. Colombia won that match 1-0 in the group stage. And of course, they ended up coming out as champions later on. Most of the time, they have faced each other in the group stage. Only one time they fought for the third place (1993).
How to watch or live stream Colombia vs Ecuador in the US
The game to be played between Colombia and Ecuador at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá on Matchday 1 of Copa America 2021 will be broadcast in the US by TUDN App, Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App, UniMás, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 2, Univision NOW, and TUDN.com
Colombia vs Ecuador: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Colombia is the favorite with odds of -120, while Ecuador has +350. In case of a tie, it would result in a +210 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel