Colombia vs Brazil Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (CONMEBOL 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, November 17)
Brazil and Colombia meet in the SA World Cup 2026 qualifiers, and both teams are under pressure to pick up three points after failing to win in the last round. The Brazilians sit in the top three, but their arch-rivals Argentina are five points clear at the top. Colombia is one of the few teams without a loss so far, but they haven’t defeated Brazil since 2015 in the Copa America.
South America 2026 WC Qualifiers: Colombia vs Brazil Key Info
Colombia failed to take all three points against Ecuador after Luis Diaz missed a second-half spot-kick. A draw was enough to keep Colombia in the top five and maintain an unbeaten start to the WC qualifiers.
Brazil lost their first game of the qualifying campaign in a 2-0 defeat away to Uruguay, and they sit third in the standings. The Selecao haven’t won in two games, and they need to return to their best against Colombia.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||CONMEBOL 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Matchday 5|
|🏟️Venue:||Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, Barranquilla, Colombia|
|🗓️Date:||17 November 2023|
|⏰Time:||1:00 a.m. GMT on Friday|
Colombia vs Brazil Match Preview and Statistics
Colombia vs Brazil Odds
Colombia is slightly priced as the underdog to win at 3.40 (12/5), and their odds aren’t far from Brazil’s due to the home advantage. Brazil is playing away from home, and their odds to win are quite valuable, with the bookmakers offering 2.25 (5/4). Both teams shared the spoils last time Brazil visited Colombia, and the bookies have a value of 3.20 (11/5) on a draw.
Colombia National Football Team
Colombia is ranked 17th on the FIFA World Rankings, and they have had some good results recently. The Tricolour have not lost any of their last three games, but their only win in the qualifiers was at home against Venezuela. Colombia has gone more than one year without a defeat, and their last loss was a 1-0 defeat against Argentina in 2022.
Brazil National Football Team
Brazil had a brilliant start to their qualifying campaign with a 5-1 win over Bolivia, and they followed it up with another win against Peru. Fernando Diniz’s team is joint second in the group, but they have not won since their first two games. Brazil lost Neymar to injury, but they are still one of the favorites on WC 2026 odds to qualify.
2026 CONMEBOL World Cup Standings
|CONMEBOL Teams||Standings||Matches Played||Points|
After the two-legged games in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, the top six teams automatically qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The seventh-placed team enters the playoffs, facing teams from other continents for a potential qualification spot.
The Albiceleste led the standings with four wins in four matches, and they would be looking to defend their World Cup title in 2026. Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela are tied on seven points each, while Bolivia is without a point in four games.
COL vs BRA: Head-to-Head
Brazil and Colombia have met 11 times in all competitions, and the Brazilians have won six of those games. Colombia’s lone victory against Brazil was in the group stage of the 2015 Copa America courtesy of a winner from Jeison Murillo.
- Brazil 1-0 Colombia (12 November 2021)
- Colombia 0-0 Brazil (10 October 2021)
- Brazil 2-1 Colombia (24 June 2021)
- Brazil 2-2 Colombia (7 September 2019)
- Colombia 1-1 Brazil (5 September 2017)
Last Five Games:
Colombia vs Brazil Predictions
Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.50 (1/2)
Brazil has seen a drop in quality in their attack, and they haven’t scored more than one goal in each of their last three games. The Selecao have scored just two goals in their last three games, and with the absence of Neymar Jr., there should be fewer chances for Brazil.
Four out of Colombia’s last five games have ended with under 2.5 goals at full-time, and they are likely to sit back against Brazil. A bet on this game to end with less than three goals is the best available option.
Vinicius Jr. To Score Or Assist @ 3.00 (2/1)
Vinicius Jr. has scored three goals in his last two games, and he is one of the most in-form players in the Brazilian national team. The Real Madrid forward is the big man to fill in Neymar Jr’s boots, and he should get a goal contribution in this game. Backing Vinicius Jr to score or assist has excellent value on the football bookies in SA.
Total Corners – Under 10.5 @ 1.53 (8/15)
Brazil is averaging less than five corners per game in all competitions, and they had just two corners in their last game against Uruguay. Eight out of Brazil’s last nine games have ended with under 10.5 corners. Colombia is averaging 3.5 corner kicks per 90 minutes, and there have been less than 10.5 corners in their last six games. A bet on this game to finish with less than 11 corners is a safer option with good value.
Colombia vs Brazil Team News
James Rodriguez is out of the Colombia squad to face Brazil as he struggles with gastrointestinal discomfort. Richard Rios is expected to replace James Rodriguez in the starting lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Brazil has a wealth of attacking options in the absence of Neymar Jr., with Rodrygo and Vinicius having combined well for Real Madrid, and they can work the magic for Brazil.
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