Ecuador vs Colombia live stream: World Cup qualifier tips, odds & team news
Ecuador and Colombia go head-to-head for a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday at 12.30am (UK time).
Ecuador vs Colombia odds
Odds correct as of 07:10 on October 16
Ecuador made it back-to-back wins in qualifying as they followed up their 2-1 victory over Uruguay last month with another 2-1 win, this time against Bolivia. It moves them onto three points in their quest to reach the World Cup finals, as they started qualifying on -3 points, docked at the start of the campaign for falsifying birth documents for Byron Castillo in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
It has been 16-year-old Kendry Paez that has stolen the show for La Tri so far however with some incredible displays in his opening two performances. After providing an assist on his international debut against Uruguay, the teenager, who will join Chelsea when he is 18, made history against Bolivia, as he became the youngest ever player to score in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier and the youngest player to score for Ecuador at 16 years and 161 days old.
It wasn’t the first time that the teenager has broken records in his already short career, being the youngest ever player to feature at a U20 World Cup and is the youngest ever appearance maker and goalscorer in Ecuador’s top flight, where he plays for Independiente. The soon to be Chelsea man also seems to have a calm head on his young shoulders, confirming his focus for his club and his national side when speaking to ESPN.
“I don’t feel pressure, I am focused on Independiente, on the Libertadores and on playing in the best way.”To get there, I have to keep working, be focused on studying. It will be something special to share things with players like Enzo [Fernandez], with other special ones.
“It’s wonderful, but now I’m focused on Independiente Del Valle. There are two years to go, I know it goes by quickly and I’ll keep doing my thing here. “I’m Kendry, I’m going to give the name to Ecuador. I’m going to continue being me, I don’t want to be compared to Messi. “He’s very special, he’s the best. I’m 16 years old, they cannot compare me with him, because I’m in a process. I have things to improve and gain a lot of experience. Later, with time, perhaps with what I win, maybe as Kendry Paez, the Ecuadorian. It’s me and no one else.”
Even better news for Chelsea fans was that his goal was assisted by soon to be teammate Moises Caicedo (who assisted both of Ecuador’s goals) as a preview for things to come at Stamford Bridge in future seasons.
Colombia, meanwhile, have made an unbeaten start to their qualifying campaign, beginning with a win over Venezuela before back-to-back draws against Chile and Uruguay, who needed secured a point thanks to a stoppage time equaliser from Drawin Nunez after goalkeeper Camilo Vargas had been sent off for a second bookable offence.
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Ecuador vs Colombia predictions
Ecuador vs Colombia: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||21/20 with Betfair|
|Correct Score||Ecuador 1-1 Colombia||27/5 with Bet UK|
|First Goalscorer||Kendry Paez||16/1 with Betway|
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The stats behind our Ecuador vs Colombia predictions:
- Ecuador have won just two of the last 11 meetings between the two sides
- Colombia are unbeaten so far in World Cup qualifying (W1, D2)
- Kendry Paez is the player to score in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier
- Colombia are unbeaten in each of their last 12 matches across all competitions
Ecuador vs Colombia match tip
As already mentioned, 16-year-old Kendry Paez made history last time out against Bolivia, as he became the youngest ever player to score in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier and the youngest player to score for Ecuador. The teenager has excelled so far on the international stage and will be hoping to make it back-to-back goals for his country.
Ecuador vs Colombia team news
Ecuador team news
Brighton full-back Pervis Estupinan has been ruled out for the foreseeable future with a hamstring injury, so Jhoanner Chavez is expected to fill in at left-back once more. Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo, Leverkusen’s Piero Hincapie and the immortal Enner Valencia, who is looking for his 41st international goal, are all certain to be named in the starting XI.
Colombia team news
|Alvaro Montero||Camilo Vargas||–|
Goalkeeper Camilo Vargas serves his suspension after being sent-off against Uruguay, so Alvaro Montero is expected to be given the nod between the sticks. James Rodriguez is looking to earn his 94th cap, while Liverpool’s Luis Diaz is looking to make it to double figures for international goals.
Ecuador vs Colombia head-to-head record
- 14 Oct 2021 – Colombia 0-0 Ecuador – World Cup Qualifying
- 13 Jun 2021 – Colombia 1-0 Ecuador – Copa America
- 17 Nov 2020 – Ecuador 6-1 Colombia – World Cup Qualifying
- 19 Nov 2019 – Ecuador 0-1 Colombia – Friendly
- 28 Mar 2017 – Ecuador 0-2 Colombia – World Cup Qualifying
Ecuador have won just two of the last 11 meetings between the sides, but their last victory was a 6-1 hammering in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
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