Brazil v Colombia: Samba Boys to extend run over Los Cafeteros

Brazil had to wait for a last-minute winner to get past Peru in their opening round but the Samba Boys will be confident of inflicting more misery on Colombia.

Los Cafeteros suffered a shock defeat to Venezuela last time out and that is hardly apt preparation for a match against a Selacao side they have beaten just once in 16 attempts.

Dunga’s Brazil have bounced back from their World Cup embarrassment with aplomb, winning all 11 games since the former midfield battler took the helm, despite tricky encounters with the likes of Chile, France and Argentina.

As such the 11/10 on a Brazil win looks a justified price and with talisman Neymar now scoring eight goals in his last eight internationals the 5/4 on an anytime goal from the Barcelona man should also tempt.

Colombia will have all the motivation they need as defeat would leave them on the brink of a devastating group exit, but unfortunately for Falcao and co. motivation is unlikely to be enough to get past Brazil.

All the stats point to a win for the Samba Boys, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s The Professor with all the relevant information:



Brazil have won to nil in eight of their last 11 matches

Five of Brazil’s last six competitive matches had Over 2.5 goals

Brazil have only led at half-time in two of their last 10 competitive games

At least one team has failed to score in eight of Colombia’s last 11 competitive matches


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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.