Last Updated on Oct 07, 2021 10:10 PM
Venue: Estadio Olímpico De La UCV
Venezuela welcomes Brazil at the Estadio Olimpico de la UCV on Thursday in a CONMEBOL World Cup 2022 Qualifying match. The hosts are at the bottom of the table, with only four points from their first nine games, while Brazil is in first place with eight victories from eight games. Brazil is 6 points clear at the top and will be seeking to maintain its unblemished record. Theyve been dominating on both sides of the field, scoring 19 goals while only conceding two. They defeated Peru 2-0 in their last match, while Venezuelas previous encounter ended in a 2-1 defeat to Paraguay, with Jhon Chancellors 90th-minute score serving as a consolation for the bottom team.
Jan Hurtado will be leading the attack for Venezuela and can surely test the Brazilian defense. Hurtado averages 1.5 shots per game to go with 0.5 key passes per game in these Qualifiers.
Yeferson Soteldo can be a good midfield pick as he has 1 goal and 2 assists to his name in the competition. He also averages 1 tackle, 2.0 key passes, and 0.8 shots per game.
For the defense, Jhon Chancellor is a great option as he is also an aerial threat. He is the top scorer for Venezuela in these Qualifiers with 2 goals and averages 1 interception per game.
Gabriel Jesus is the best pick from the Brazilian attack, with Neymar unlikely to start here. Jesus has assisted twice in the competition, and he also averages 2 shots to go with 1.8 key passes per game. He has also created 3 big chances.
Everton Ribeiro is the best midfield option from Brazil as he has 2 goals in the competition. He also averages 0.8 key passes to go with 0.7 shots per game on offenseand defensively, he puts in 1.3 tackles per game.
Marquinhos is the best defensive option from Brazil. The center back has scored 1 goal so far in the Qualifiers and averages 1 shot to go with 1 interception per game as well.
Everton Ribeiro: Ribeiro has played really well for Brazil in recent times, with 2 goals in his last two games for the Selecao. He also has a goal and 2 assists in his last 2 games for Flamengo, making him our top pick for captaincy.Gabriel Jesus: Jesus can be a great captaincy option here. He has 2 assists in the competition as mentioned earlier and he also has a goal to go with an assist in his last 3 games for Manchester City.Yeferson Soteldo: Soteldo is a good captaincy pick from Venezuela. He has 1 goal and 1 assist in the last 3 games for them and also has a goal to go with 2 assists in his last 2 games for Toronto FC.