Uruguay v Brazil Betting Tips: No easy time for visitors
Football writer Thomas Giles previews the upcoming World Cup Qualification match between Uruguay and Brazil.
Uruguay did lose their last match against Chile but overall have had a brilliant qualifying campaign so far and had won three of their four matches prior to that trip to Chile. The hosts should be confident ahead of this one.
Perhaps what has been most impressive in Uruguay’s qualification campaign has been their home form which is currently the best on the continent with six wins from six games, scoring 16 goals and conceding just once in the process.
People will perhaps point to the fact that they will be without talismanic striker Luis Suarez – arguably the best centre forward in the role right now. However, they have got used to playing without him in recent years due to various suspensions, injuries and withdrawals from squads. They also have a decent alternative in Paris Saint-Germain striker who is in red-hot form for his club right now.
Latest Brazilian coach Tite has come in and transformed the fortunes of the national side and they now top the South American World Cup Qualification table with a four-point cushion. After coming in with the team down in 6th, Tite has pretty much guaranteed Brazil’s place in Russia next year.
However, like Uruguay, they have striking problems of their own with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus injured. Brazil have had a lot of trouble in finding a striker in recent years and so, unlike Uruguay, lack depth in that department.
As previously mentioned, qualification is almost a certainty for Brazil and so it will be interesting to see if they take their foot off the gas a bit here in Uruguay.
The home side are the underdogs but I think, given their home form and bigger motivation to win, as well as Brazil’s injury problems, they’ve got an excellent chance of coming out on top. Considering the prices, the hosts are definitely the team to side with.
Additionally, Uruguay have scored the first goal in each of their last four home matches, and, at 13/10, look a good bet to do so for the fifth game running.
More World Cup Qualifying tips can be found here.
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