Uruguay vs Brazil Predictions, Betting tips and Match preview

Uruguay vs Brazil Predictions, Betting tips and Match preview

Uruguay vs Brazil | Free Betting Preview | World Cup Qualifier betting tips

The clash of the South America titans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo where Uruguay welcome their rivals Brazil in a clash for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Brazil can take a big step towards topping their World Cup 2018 qualifying group on Thursday night.

Uruguay have won every home World Cup qualifier they’ve played since March 2013 so they are very strong on own soil and haven’t lost a competitive home match since 2009. 

Early Copa America elimination threatened to be a morale blow to Uruguay, who still managed to get back to winning ways and preserve their spot in the race for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Uruguay are currently on the 2nd place in the South American qualifying group trailing Brazil by 4 points in first and the forthcoming clash will be a great chance to close the gap behind the group leaders. 

Uruguay will have to improve their form showed in their latest matches, which saw them succumb to a 3-1 defeat at Chile last time away from home. 

Uruguay are facing a huge challenge to their World Cup 2018 bid as another failure will place them in serious trouble. Hopes of beating Brazil would have been much higher if Uruguay didn’t have selection problems which will see them lock horns with Brazil without 2 of their key men.

Uruguay key man Luis Suarez is suspended, together with goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Gaston Ramirez is returning to the team after some fine performances, whereas the experienced full-back Alvaro Pereira is ruled out through injury.

Brazil appear to have made all the right moves after sacking Dunga, who led Brazil to disappointing lows during his time in charge. Brazil is once again running in full charge and in recognizable Brazilian style. 

Tite (Adenor Leonardo Bacchi) has been able to transform the team and Brazil got back to winning ways with 7 straight victories in all competitions ever since the Copa America elimination in the group stage. 

5 consecutive clean sheets come as a huge confirmation of a much-improved defensive exploit for the Brazilian national team, whereas the high-scoring results are there to offer delight to the anticipating fans, who are expecting their team to grab the WC 2018 visa without many problems.

27 points from 12 matches offers great reassurance as Brazil head to Montevideo high on confidence. Lead by in-form key players Neymar and Coutinho, Brazil are expected to put in a great display.

Gabriel Jesus is the only unavailable player for the forthcoming clash as the Brazilian is struggling with injury.

Douglas Costa has been replaced by Palmeiras’ Dudu, who is expected to start from the bench.

Uruguay vs Brazil stats

Uruguay have won 8 of their last 10 home matches in all competitions
Uruguay last defeated Brazil at home in 2001
Brazil lost only 1 of their last 15 matches on the road
Brazil managed to keep a clean sheet in last 5 matches across competitions
There were over 2.5 goals scored in last 5 matches between Uruguay and Brazil

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Uruguay did manage to improve their form, but they are struggling with consistency and have a poor record against Brazil. 
Brazil are in excellent form and are in a good position to notch their 7th successive victory.

Prediction: Brazil to win / Over 2.5 Goals

Best Odds: 13/10 with Bet365

Head-to-head

Date Competition Match  
26.03.2016 WC Qual. South America Brazil 2 – 2 Uruguay  
26.06.2013 Confederations Cup Brazil 2 – 1 Uruguay  
06.06.2009 WC Qual. South America Uruguay 0 – 4 Brazil  
21.11.2007 WC Qual. South America Brazil 2 – 1 Uruguay  
11.07.2007 Copa America Uruguay 2 – 2 P Brazil  
30.03.2005 WC Qual. South America Uruguay 1 – 1 Brazil  

 

Uruguay’s Last 6 Home Matches  
10.11.2016 WC Qual. South America Uruguay 2 – 1 Ecuador  
07.10.2016 WC Qual. South America Uruguay 3 – 0 Venezuela  
07.09.2016 WC Qual. South America Uruguay 4 – 0 Paraguay  
14.06.2016 Copa America Uruguay 3 – 0 Jamaica  
10.06.2016 Copa America Uruguay 0 – 1 Venezuela  
28.05.2016 Friendlies Uruguay 3 – 1 Trinidad and Tobago  

 

Brazil’s Last 10 Away Matches  
16.11.2016 WC Qual. South America Peru 0 – 2 Brazil  
12.10.2016 WC Qual. South America Venezuela 0 – 2 Brazil  
01.09.2016 WC Qual. South America Ecuador 0 – 3 Brazil  
30.05.2016 Friendlies Panama 0 – 2 Brazil  
30.03.2016 WC Qual. South America Paraguay 2 – 2 Brazil  
14.11.2015 WC Qual. South America Argentina 1 – 1 Brazil  

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