Colombia v Ecuador betting odds – back Rueda’s team for victory

Colombia can no longer reckon on home advantage at the 2021 Copa America, although Los Cafeteros still have the ability to go a long way in the tournament, with the squad packed with experience players who are used to playing in a certain style under Reinaldo Rueda.

Rueda has recently returned as national team manager, having originally presided over the Colombian senior side between 2004-6, with the 64-year-old blessed with plenty of experience in the dug-out and he was previously in charge of the Chilean national team for three years.

Colombia Look Skinny Betting Odds to Beat Ecuador

If you shop around, you can get Copa America betting odds of 3/4 about Colombia winning their Group B opener at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, with Los Cafeteros one of the outright tournament favourites and there could be many bets on them to enjoy a winning start.

The Colombians are expected to battle it out with Brazil for top honours in this section, with Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela the other three teams in the group and we have exciting prospect of Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel operating in tandem in attack.

The Atalanta pair have helped propel La Dea to the top of the Serie A table where they are now a Champions League side, with Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado still a big player for the team and there’s a chance that James Rodriguez could come into the team for the tournament.

Ecuador Look a Big Price for Copa America Opener

Ecuador recently faced tournament hosts Brazil and acquitted themselves pretty well to only lose 2-0 against the best team in South America, with La Tri having previously enjoyed a winning run of four games which included a 6-1 mauling of Colombia.

It should be borne in mind that this result was preceded by a 4-2 win over Uruguay and a 3-2 triumph against Bolivia, so it could be worth a bet on the Copa America outsiders stunning the Colombians who have recently changed manager, with Michael Estrada looking especially dangerous for the Ecuadorians.

What Are the Best Bets for Colombia v Ecuador?

We’re happy to take on Colombia, with five goals separating the two teams when they met at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado and that was as recently as November, with Ecuador capable of kicking on from that 5-1 win.

While Ecuador aren’t a household name in South American football, Estrada and Enner Valencia can chip in with the goals in attack, while Christian Noboa is the experienced midfield general who is joined by Carlos Gruezo, Fidel Martinez and Angel Mena.

We think that you can either bet on Ecuador to win this Copa America match or alternatively take them with the draw on the Double Chance market, with the Colombians certainly looking vulnerable to the counter-attack.

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