Brazil - Colombia Betting Preview: Back a low-scoring encounter in Florida

Phil Kitromilides explains why he believes a new-look and potentially negative Brazil side and Colombia will play out a friendly with less than three goals in Miami
Brazil and Colombia meet in Miami for a friendly almost exactly two months after their controversial World Cup quarter-final which the Brazilians won 2-1.

Controversial that is to say in Colombia, where the phrase "eso era gol de Yepes" (that was a goal from Yepes) became a national mantra after the centre back had what Los Cafeteros felt was a perfectly good goal ruled out.

Colombia went on to receive a hero's welcome on their return while Brazil went on to receive a crushing semi final humiliation at the hands of Germany.

Reasons aplenty then for both sides to want to put in a good showing at the SunLife stadium with bet365 making Brazil the 11/10 (2.10) favourites.

Those keen to watch and bet the action can do so easily, with bet365 streaming the match live to customers via their website on Saturday morning.

It will however, be more like a home game for the Colombians given the abundance of their fellow countrymen in Miami, and they are offered at a healthy looking 23/10 (3.30) for the win while the draw can be backed at 5/2 (3.50).

Brazil's catastophic end to the tournament upon which so many dreams had been based, has caused a seismic shift within their ranks. Luis Felipe Scolari has been replaced by Dunga as manager, an appointment which has caused much unrest amongst Brazilians for the coach's less than aethestically pleasing approach to the game.

Dunga though has realised the need for wholesale changes and the 23 man squad he has named includes only 10 players from the World Cup.

The Colombia squad meanwhile includes two of the most high profile signings of the summer transfer window, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao although this is not necessarily a prolific team.

At the World Cup they notched up a few goals but in South American qualifying five of their last seven matches saw three goals or less. Brazil for their part were frustrated and held to low scoring matches by Mexico and Chile at the World Cup and with Dunga's men possibly set up in an even more negative fashion a low scoring game could well be in prospect.

Under 2.5 goals is offered at 17/20 (1.85) and is a selection which has paid out in four of the last five meetings between these two sides.

Under 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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