Live on ESPN: Thu 01.45: Brazil have had plenty of time to settle in and should beat Ecuador without conceding at evens with Ladbrokes.
Brazil, through various mathematical permutations, only need to draw with Ecuador to progress through the Copa America groups, something rate as a 9/2 chance while the win, 3/10 with Blue Square, puts them on course for top or second place.
Ecuador come into this game having failed to find the net at all this tournament and at 12/1 (bet365) are pretty unlikely to take all 3 points. Paddy Power go evens that Ecuador will find the net at least once in any result.
The big teams respond to pressure and while it’s hardly red-hot, there is an atmosphere of tension around the Brazil team. Menezes should get a response from his stars in this match, Brazil running out winners without conceding (evens, Ladbrokes), while a 3-0 win, matching that of Argentina’s on Monday night, is 7/1 with Betfred. Neymar is 10/11 to net anytime (Stan James).