Uruguay vs Brazil by PatrickBateman
Uruguay are 2nd on the table, with four points less than Brazil. They have been putting up some solid performances, especially at home, where they are six for six, with a 16:1 goal difference. In the last qualification game they lost in Chile 3:1. They got the lead in 17th minute when Cavani scored, but Vargas made sure that teams go on a break levelled, with his goal in stoppage time of the first half. In the second half, Chile stepped up their game and by the 76th minute they were 3:1 up, with both goals coming from Sanchez. In 89th minute Suarez had an opportunity to keep Uruguay`s hopes alive from the penalty, but he missed it, making 3:1 final result. Suarez is suspended for this game, but Cavani is in good scoring form, so Uruguay shouldn`t worry too much. Especially if Cavani is going to play in a more central position, which suits him better.
Brazil are leadinf the pack, with 27 points from 12 games. They are on a run of seven straight wins, during which they conceded only once. They also have only one defeat in this qualification term - against Chile on the road. In their last qualifiers match they beat Peru away from home 2:0. It was a game in which Brazil completely contolled the game, and it looked like it was only matter of time when they will score. Peru had hit the post in 8th minute, but that was all that we saw from them. However, they were holding on and went on a break with 0:0. In 58th minute Gabriel Jesus finally broke the deadlock and gave visitors the lead. Brazil didn`t stop there and continued to dominate the game. It paid off for them in 79th minute when Renato Augusto found a net, making it final 2:0. For this game Brazil will be without Gabriel Jesus, who has been an integral part of Tite`s line-up. Firmino could replace him tonight, and while he is not the same type of player, he should be able to make good connection with his Liverpool team-mate Coutinho.
Brazil has been a little bit more convincing than Uruguay lately, but Uruguay is still one of the best teams in the world. Besides that, Uruguay is playing at home, where they have been flawless this term. While both teams have been defensively pretty solid, this should be a different match. Uruguay has conceded only one goal at home, but here they are coming against mighty Brazil, and will have a hard time keeping another clean sheet. Same can be said about Brazil, since they will be facing mighty offensive line, spearheaded by in-form Cavani. Therefore, I think we will see goals from both sides, in what should be a match with a lot of motivation from both sides.
|Both Teams To Score||Bet365||1.80||8||1-4 WON (+6.4 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.