Matchday 2 of Copa America 2021 Group B has begun with a goalless affair between Colombia and Venezuela at Estadio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira in Goianía today. Los Cafeteros tried hard to take the lead, but Wuilker Faríñez has done an oustanding job in keeping things level. Check out the highlights of this match.
Throughout the game, the game didn't lack emotions. La Vinotinto's goalkeeper, Wuilker Faríñez, has had a great performance by saving every effort from Colombia. Luis Fernando Díaz saw the red card in the final minutes of the game. José Peseiro's boys earned their first point in the cup, while Reinaldo Rueda's side now has four after beating Ecuador last Sunday.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Match Preview
Colombia and Venezuela face each other at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico in Goiania today, June 17 for Matchday 2 of the Copa America 2021. A win for Los Cafeteros could take them to the top of the table of Group B, while La Vinotinto will be looking for revenge after losing to defending champions Brazil in the opening round. Find out here everything there’s to know about this match: the preview, information, storylines, odds, predictions and how to watch it in the US.
Reinaldo Rueda's side beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening game. A goal from Edwin Cardona was enough to secure the three points. They are now second on the table, just behind Brazil due to goal difference.
Venezuela was beaten 3-0 by Brazil in their first fixture in the tournament, and are currently bottom of the table. Despite the loss, La Vinotinto inspired good comments for their performance against the hosts because they suffered from a Covid-19 outbreak, which forced majors chances in the team.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Match Information
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021.
Time: 05:00 PM (ET).
Location: Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, Goiânia.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:00 PM
CT: 4:00 PM
MT: 3:00 PM
PT: 2:00 PM
Colombia vs Venezuela: Storylines
Colombia and Venezuela have met each other on 39 occasions, with a favorable balance to Los Cafeteros of 18 victories and 14 draws. Venezuelas has seven wins over their neighbors. Their most recent match was for the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers in October, 2020. Los Cafeteros won with a convincing 3-0, goals from Duvan Zapata and a brace from Luis Muriel.
In Copa America, these two teams have met six times. Colombian won four of them, Venezuela took one and the other ended up in a draw. Precisely, the only win for La Vinotinto was in their most recent game in the tournament, in 2015.
How to watch or live stream Colombia vs Venezuela in the US
The game between Colombia and Venezuela, to be played this Thursday June 17, will be broadcasted in the US by Foxsports.com, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App, UniMás, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, Univision NOW.
Colombia vs Venezuela: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Colombia is the strong favorite with odds of -390, while Venezuela has +950. A tie would end up in a +420 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel