class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>A one-sided affair is in prospect in Caracas where Brazil will be confident of extending their 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifying

Runaway leaders Brazil visit bottom team Venezuela for what is expected to be a one-sided contest in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

Tite’s men have a perfect record in the tournament, winning all eight of their matches, in stark contrast to the north-west neighbours who sit bottom of the table with four points from a possible 27. 

Venezuela vs Brazil latest odds

The most recent meeting between the sides came at the Copa America where the five-time world champions ran out 3-0 winners.

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Another Brazil victory is priced at 3/10 (1.30)  with bet 365 while the draw is available at 17/4 (5.25) . Venezuela have never beaten Brazil in an official match with their only success coming in a 2008 friendly.

It would be a major shock if La Vinotinto could pull off a win, with a home triumph offered at 8/1 (9.00) .

Venezuela vs Brazil team news

The hosts are without some of their most important attacking players, with forwards Salomon Rondon and Josezf Martinez both missing from the squad, along with midfielder Yangel Herrera.

Brazil are without Neymar for this game through suspension, while Roberto Firmino and Richarlison are out injured.

Last month Brazil were without nine Premier League players because of travel restrictions but players based in England have now been allowed to travel. 

Venezuela vs Brazil preview

Brazil have been in stunning defensive form during this qualifying campaign, having conceded just twice in eight games and that superb record is likely to continue.

Indeed those two goals came in the same game during a 4-2 win in Peru, meaning La Canarinha have kept seven clean sheets in eight matches, recording shut-outs in each of their last six World Cup qualifiers.

Against the weakest side in the tournament, who are missing some of their most dangerous attacking players, there should be plenty of interest in backing Brazil to claim another clean sheet in Caracas.

Venezuela vs Brazil tips & predictions

The visitors are offered at 4/5 (1.80) to keep a clean sheet and if we combine this selection with an away win the odds rise to a healthy looking evens (2.00) . 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.