Date and Time: 28th January 2022 @2:30 AM
Venue: Estadio de Liga Deportiva Universitaria
Ecuador vs Brazil where to watch?
India: Sony Sports Network
Ecuador vs Brazil Team News:
Ecuador manager Alfaro is anticipated to make changes to the starting squad that played to a 1-1 draw against El Salvador in a friendly earlier this month. Alexander Dominguez is expected to replace Hernan Galindez in goal, while Angelo Preciado, Felix Torres, and Piero Hincapie are all expected to start in place of Bryan Castillo, Fernando Leon, and Gustavo Vallecilla, who have all been ruled out due to injuries, and Angelo Preciado is expected to start in place of Felix Torres.
In attack, veteran striker Enner Valencia is expected to compete for a starting position, while Jhegson Mendez and Moises Caicedo are likely to get the nod in the middle of the field.
The Brazilians will be missing star winger Neymar owing to an ankle injury, while Roberto Firmino and Richarlison have not been included in Tite’s 26-man roster for the tournament. Vincent Junior and Raphinha are the most probable possibilities to work on the sides, and either Gabriel Barbosa or Gabriel Jesus might join them in an assault on the wings of the formation.
As a result of his suspension, Casemiro is anticipated to return to the starting lineup in midfield, while Dani Alves (38), who has not played for the national team for more than a year, might make his return to the starting lineup with Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Alex Sandro in the back four.
Ecuador vs Brazil Probable Playing XI:
Ecuador possible starting lineup:
Dominguez; An. Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Franco, Mendez, Caicedo, Ay. Preciado; Estrada, Valencia
Brazil possible starting lineup:
Alisson; D Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Sandro; Pacueta, Casemiro, Fred; Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Vinicius Jr
Ecuador vs Brazil Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Ecuador win (3.40)
Brazil win (2.25)
The One-Liner Explainer:
The Selecao will be heavy favourites to take all three points away from the Copa America on Thursday. Ecuador vs Brazil will favour the multi-time World Cup winners but Ecuador should not be overlooked after impressing as the “best of the rest” behind the Selecao and Argentina. When Neymar is out, Tite will have plenty of offensive alternatives to fill the vacuum created by the Brazilian’s absence, and their ability to create chances in the final third should be enough to get them through against the hosts in Quito.