Brazil vs Uruguay Predictions and Betting Tips
Brazil would be looking to return to winning ways when the host Uruguay at the Arena Amazonia in the South American World Cup Qualifiers this Friday.
A Selecao, with the aid of a comfortable 2-0 victory, emerged victorious for the seventh time in eight meetings with Uruguay. It is also to be noted that they visitors haven't beaten their opponents since 2001.
Highly-anticipated encounter on the cards
Brazil's 100% record came to an end in their most recent game against Colombia with both sides having to share the spoils. The Brazilian attackers failed to add to the 22 goals they netted in the nine games before last as the Colombian rearguard stood firm. However, they still lead the way at the summit of the standings with 28 points taken from a possible 30 and with nearest challengers Argentina being six points behind. Uruguay, just like Colombia, are also tricky opponents and could, on their day, pick up a point or three from any South American nation. Would we see Tite's troops get back to winning ways ?
Uruguay's run of four games unbeaten in qualifying was out to an end in their most recent game away at Argentina. The South American champions put three unanswered goals past their opponents' defence and with the chasing pack well on their way in the final seven games of qualification, the Uruguayans would need to start racking up three points. They're currently in 4th place with five points separating them from Peru who is in the seventh position. They would still be in one of the qualification spots regardless of Friday's result, however, a negative result here would certainly put some pressure on them heading into the next international break.
Brazil vs Uruguay Team News
Brazil possible starting XI:
Alisson; Danilo, Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Fred, Fabinho; Raphinha, Neymar, Paqueta; Barbosa
Uruguay possible starting XI:
Muslera; Nandez, Godin, Araujo, Vina; Bentancur, Vecino, Valverde; De la Cruz, Suarez, Rodriguez
Brazil vs Uruguay Prediction: 2-0
The Brazilians are currently on a 10-game winning streak on home soil in qualification and we see them getting back to winning ways and in the same vein, making it 11 straight wins this Friday.