Colombia vs Brazil Prediction: Shock defeat for Neymar-less Brazil?

 | November 16 | 

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The difficult South American qualifying group for the 2026 World Cup returns this week and we are focusing on Brazil’s trip to Colombia. The Seleção currently sit third, while Colombia are 5th as two of the giants of the continent collide. We have analysed the game and come up with a couple of selections for you to consider.

Colombia vs Brazil Tips:

  • Colombia to win @ 11/5
  • BTTS @ EVS

 Team News

All eyes are on Endrick as the 17-year-old is in line to make his Brazil debut. He’s getting a lot of the attention as Neymar is out injured, and there are hopes that he will become the next big teenage star in South America. Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is not in the squad after his recent issues, while Man City goalkeeper Ederson has withdrawn with an injury to his foot. 

For Colombia, they have named exactly the same squad as they named last month, and have no new injury issues to report. 

Match Odds 

Colombia are 11/5 to win this match, while Brazil are the favourites at 23/20. A draw can be backed at 2/1, BTTS is EVS and over 2.5 goals is 11/8

Colombia to win @ 11/5

Brazil, with their injury to Neymar, haven’t actually been in great form in recent times. Since losing in the World Cup quarter-final, they have lost to Morocco, Senegal and Uruguay. Things don’t seem quite right for one of the world’s most popular teams. 

That defeat to Uruguay saw Neymar pick up a serious injury, while they conceded a late equaliser to Venezuela. They were second best in that defeat to Uruguay as Marcelo Bielsa gave them a footballing lesson. Now, under interim boss Fernando Diniz, the pressure is on to perform, with rivals Argentina to come after they face Colombia. 

Talking of their upcoming opponents, Colombia have made a solid start to qualifying. They are currently undefeated after four games, having drawn their last three against Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay. Only an injury-time Darwin Nunez goal denied Colombia two wins from two at home, and they should be able to beat Brazil at a long price. 


Colombia may have had two 0-0 draws so far, but their team is full of attacking quality. Luis Diaz is fit and available to play after his father was released and Luis Sinisterra is a promising talent. I believe with Brazil’s recent struggles they will concede, while with the likes of Vinicius Jr, Gabriel Jesus and Rodrygo, I believe they will get on the scoresheet. 

This should be an open and exciting encounter and as a result I am slightly surprised that the price on offer for BTTS is EVS. It’s certainly one I’m happy to support. 

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