Uruguay – Argentina: Preview & Prediction
Uruguay and Argentina will face for the date number 15 of the South American Qualifiers in Centenario Stadium. With four rounds of qualifying for Russia 2018, both teams will be looking for points to get the ticket to the next World Cup.
The Argentine team will have the official debut of Jorge Sampaoli as coach while the Uruguayans will have the sensitive loss of Luis Suarez, injured, and Abel Hernandez, aimed as a replacement of the first.
Uruguay is third in the Qualifiers, having reaped 23 points in the 14 dates that have elapsed. The team led by Oscar Tabárez is only one unit from Colombia, who escorts Brazil in the standings. With Suarez down, they are preparing to play the most important match left by the competition, since in the next three dates they will play against Paraguay, Venezuela and Bolivia. In the Centenario the Celeste obtained 18 of the 23 points that has, being the second selection that more units did at home in the classification to the World-wide one. In that condition they scored 17 goals and conceded only five. They also have the stellar presence of Edinson Cavani, who scores nine goals in 11 appearances. Uruguay recorded five downs in their last five games: three for Eliminatorias (Chile, Brazil and Peru) and two friendlies (Ireland and Italy).
Argentina will have the debut of Sampaoli in an official party to the control of the equipment like great novelty. The Brazilian led the friendly against Brazil and Singapore, both with victory, and now have their first game for Qualifying. In that competition the Albiceleste is fifth, with 22 points, in the position that gives a quota to dispute the World-wide Repechaje. However the possibility that Chile, fourth with 23 units, lose units due to the undue inclusion of a player from Bolivia is latent and that would benefit Argentina. In the horizon of the cast that has as captain and referring to Lionel Messi appear two parties like local, before Venezuela and Peru, and a last one outside of house, against Ecuador. After the game of Edgardo Bauza, this will be the first game of Argentina in the qualifying phase for the 2018 World Cup.
The Rio de la Plata classic was 185 times officially, with a balance of 59 victories from Uruguay, 84 wins from Argentina and 42 draws.
Uruguay, the second most scorer of the qualifiers, will face Argentina, the second team less thrashing of the competition. The encounter will be exciting because it is a classic, although it will not be definitive when it comes to classification. Given the fixture of both selected in the Qualifiers, the draw would be a result that would suit both the locals and the visit.
Uruguay – Argentina: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.95