Venezuela defeated Ecuador 2-1 at the Estadio Olímpico for Matchday 5 of the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers 2022. First, Enner Valencia put Ecuador ahead from the penalty spot in the first half, but Venezuela was able to come from behind with goals by Darwin Machis and Eduard Bello.
The first half was tight, without many opportunities for both sides. However, Ecuador opened the scoring after the referee saw a foul in the area from Jose Martinez. Valencia didn’t hesitate in front of Wuilker Fariñez, who couldn’t stop the shot.
But the home side didn’t give up and in the aggregate time of the first half, Darwin Machis found a crossing pass in the area and sent the ball to the net to equalize the scoring. Then, Venezuela found the second thanks to a free-kick that Ramírez couldn’t save. Here, check out the highlights and goals from this match.
Venezuela vs Ecuador: Match Preview
Venezuela will host Ecuador for Matchday 5 of the Conmebol 2022 World Cup Qualifiers at the Estadio Olímpico. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this match such as the preview, predictions and odds. You can watch this match in the US on FuboTV.
Despite a good start against Brazil with an early goal by Eric Ramírez (11’), Venezuela were defeated by La Canarinha 3-1 thanks to goals from Marquinhos, Gabriel Barbosa and Antony. La Vinotinto are at the bottom of the standings with only one victory so far.
Meanwhile, Ecuador are coming to this match after getting an impressive 3-0 win over Bolivia in their last match. With that confidence, Gustavo Alfaro’s men will try to get a second win in a row. La Tri are in the third position of the table, only three points behind Argentina.
Venezuela vs Ecuador: Match Information
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Time: 4:30 PM (ET).
Location: Estadio Olímpico de la UCV, Caracas, Venezuela.
Venezuela vs Ecuador: Time by State in the US
ET: 4:30 PM
CT: 3:30 PM
MT: 2:30 PM
PT: 1:30 PM
Venezuela vs Ecuador: Storylines
La Vinotinto and La Tricolor have faced each other on 29 occasions. Ecuador have the advantage in the all-time series with 14 victories, while Venezuela have won 10 times so far. They have drawn in 5 matches.
Their last encounter took place in the Copa America 2021 and ended up in a 2-2 draw. In the World Cup Qualifiers, they have met 14 times, with eight wins for Ecuador, two draws and four victories for Venezuela.
How to watch or live stream Venezuela vs Ecuador in the US
The match between Venezuela and Ecuador for the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers 2022 to be played at Estadio Olímpico de la UCV in Caracas today, October 10, will be broadcast in the US by FuboTV.
Venezuela vs Ecuador: Predictions and odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Ecuador are the favorites with odds of +100, while Venezuela have odds of +300. A tie would end up in a +210 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel