Our football match prediction:
After failing to impress in a goalless draw with Venezuela, Colombia will be aiming to return to winning ways in their World Cup qualifying group when they host star-studded Brazil at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez. Los Cafeteros obviously struggle in front of goal, but you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet of the process. Brazil, on the other hand, have already secured automatic qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, but it is more than obvious that they do not want to stop now. Coach Tite fielded the best possible side against Ecuador on Friday and, as a result, the South American giants extend their winning run in their qualifying group to nine games. PSG ace Neymar is likely to keep his place in the starting line-up and seeing that Colombia do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from Tuesday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Murillo):
Jeison Murillo is a 24-year-old Colombian defender who plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The centre back started in the youth teams of Deportivo Cali but made his senior professional bow with Udinese and Granada, as part of the partnership agreement between the clubs. He moved on a permanent basis to Granada in 2011 but spent most of his time on loans at fellow Spanish league clubs Cadiz and Las Palmas. His talent was there for everyone to see and soon he would end up moving to Inter Milan in 2015. Murillo made his international debut for Colombia in 2014. He was also a member of the 2015 Copa America squad and scored his solitary goal in national colors against Brazil. He would go on to win the “Best Young Player” of the tournament. Murillo is a hard-tackling no-nonsense centre back and is regarded as a ball-playing defender, which is almost a rarity in world football.
Highlighted Team (Brazil):
One of the most decorated teams in world football, Selecao have also been regarded as one of the most attractive and exciting teams with glowing reputation preceding them. Members of the CONMEBOL confederation, Brazil have played their first international in 1914 losing to bitter rivals Argentina with a comfortable 3-0 margin. Brazil is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with five championship title to their name. However, Selecao failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the last two tournaments last winning their World Cup in 2002. Their last title was the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the star-studded team will be looking to get back to winning ways at this year’s historic Copa America Centenario in the United States. Legendary Pele is Brazil’s top scorer with 77 goals to his name, while the team’s biggest star of the modern era Barcelona forward Neymar is sitting in fifth place having so far netted 46.