Neymar
Eight time winners Brazil will be without Neymar for the rest of the tournament after he was sent off in a post-match clash after their loss to ColombiaGetty

Brazil takes on Venezuela in the 2015 Copa America Group C clash at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago de Chile on 21 June.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 10.30pm BST on Sunday. Live coverage of the match will be available on Premier Sports.

Overview

Brazil come into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Colombia in their previous group game. The match between the two rivals was mired in controversy after the final whistle after Neymar had an altercation with a Colombian footballer, which resulted in a red card for the Brazilian and subsequent four-match ban, that rules him out of the entire tournament.

This has angered the entire Brazil team, ahead of their crucial encounter against Venezuela, which is a must win, as all the teams in the group have a chance to progress to the knockout phase of the competition.

Meanwhile, Venezuela, who started the tournament in brilliant fashion with a victory over Colombia failed to beat Peru in their next outing and now come into the game against the eight-time winners, level on points and with an equal chance to qualify for the quarter finals.

Brazil have won six of the last eight games between the two sides.

Prediction

Brazil to win

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Brazil to win: 6/11
  • Draw: 27/10
  • Venezuela to win: 13/2

Team news

Brazil

Possible XI: Jefferson, Alves, Miranda, Silva, Luis, Fernandinho, Elias, Willian, Costa, Coutinho, Firmino.

Venezuela

Possible XI: Baroja, Cichero, Vizcarrondo, Rosales, Tunez, Arango, Guerra, Rincon, Seijas, Vargas, Rondon.