Date: September 10, 2014
Venue: Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, USA
Kick-off time: 2:00 hours BST
You can watch the live streaming of this Brazil v Ecuador match at bet365
Brazil continue their post-World Cup rebuilding under new coach, Carlos Dunga against a familiar foe in Ecuador. Ecuador on the other hand have their rebuilding in process under the interim manager, Sixto Vizuete.
Ecuador will have most of their World Cup stars in the side while Brazil have made many changes, especially in the frontline with new faces like Diego Tardelli in the side.
Brazil’s form: W-L-L-L-W
The previous encounter against Colombia in the Brazil Global tour saw a Neymar free kick hand them a win. Compared to the much static forward line in the World Cup, the new looking front three had Tardelli flanked by Willian and Neymar was much impressive.
A preferred role for Oscar as the no. 10 meant that there was much more balance to the side.
Ecuador’s form: D-L-W-D-W
Ecuador, who thumped a hapless Bolivia side in their previous international friendly, will be relishing their prospects against the Brazilian side. Under Vizuete, their attack has been good and a win against Brazil will elevate the coach’s attacking philosophy to a greater height.
Most of their World Cup stars are available for the clash and look high on confidence.
Brazil: Neymar Junior
The Brazilian winger missed World Cup semi-final against Germany due to a back injury. His recovery has been good and after playing a few matches for his club, Barcelona the flashy winger is ready to captain Brazil.
His trickery and pace will provide the Selecao fans some hope to watch some scintillating Brazilian football through him.
Ecuador: Enner Valencia
The prolific hitman was one of the finds of the World Cup and the English Premier League side, West Ham United moved in for his services this summer. His aerial ability and clinical finishing will come in handy against a decent Brazil midfield.
The game looks to be an open one, with Brazil and Ecuador attacking each other for the parts of the game. Brazil’s better midfield and wingers will have more advantage over the Ecuadorians, which makes them the favourites to win this encounter, with bet365 offering 1.44 for their victory.
Given the attacking line-ups of both sides, a high-scoring contest is a good bet at 1.85 for over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.