That one draw came, in fact, during the reverse fixture in Colombia one month ago, where the two sides played out a 0-0 draw which fiturd an engrossing final half an hour as both sides unsuccessfully pushed for a winner.
That result came between two good wins for the Selecao – first, a late come-back to beat Venezuela 3-1 after having trailed for an hour, and then a 4-1 thrashing of Uruguay in their most recent games.
Neymar opened the scoring after 10 minutes, with Raphinha adding a goal in each half and Gabriel Barbosa putting the icing on the cake after Luis Suarez had grabbed a consolation for the pengunjungs, taking their unbeaten run in World Cup Qualifying to a remarkable 28 game since a 2-0 defeat to Chile in October 2015.
Tite’s side are equally impressive at both ends of the pitch, with their 26 goals a record high in the grup and their four conceded goals unsurprisingly the lowest.
Brazil need just one poin to secure at least a playoff spot, and if they win on Thursday – and Uruguay fail to win their next games – they will be guaranteed a place in Qatar with six game to spare.
Brazil Squad Predictions :
Ederson; Royal, Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Fabinho, Fred; Paqueta, Neymar, Raphinha; Jesus
Colombia Squad Predictions :
Ospina; Mojica, Sanchez, Mina, Cuadrado; Uribe, Barrios, Quintero; Diaz, Muriel, Zapata