Brazil vs Uruguay: Preview & Prediction

Super friendly we have at lunch between Brazil and Argentina, the two biggest rivals in South America and at the same time the first ranked in the FIFA hierarchy. The match is played on neutral ground at Melbourne in Australia and will start at 13.05. I find it hard to find a favorite and that’s why I will bet on goals, at an excellent odds. Below you have all my arguments.

He will align a formula quite different from the one he used in official matches.
Neymar, Roberto Firmino, Dani Alves, Marcelo and Marquinhos are not part of the batch. But we find some heavy names like Thiago Silva, Willian, Douglas Costa or Gabriel Jesus.
He is the leader in the South American World Cup qualifiers.
And the shape of the moment is extraordinary. He has won the last nine games played.
In the FIFA rankings we find it first.


Jorge Sampaoli debuts on the “Pumps” bench and certainly could not get a start of a more difficult term.
He has brought to Australia everything he has the best and seems to send the best 11 possible. Search to debut with the right and will not save anyone.
Only Javier Masquerano will miss, he is still injured after the Spanish Cup finals.
He has disappointed so far in the World Cup qualifiers and is only five, instead of a barrage.
He has had modest results lately and has only two wins in the previous seven games.
He is the second in the FIFA rankings.

Brazil vs Uruguay: Direct Matches

We have here a historic rivalry, with 114 matches played.
Brazil is leading the balance with 70 wins, while the “bombs” have won 48 times.
Lately Brazil has been better. He did not lose in the last three games, winning two of them.
In October 2016 it was the last confrontation (3-0 for Brazil).

Brazil vs Uruguay: Betting Tips

Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.90
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00