After losing their 100% record in the World Cup Qualifiers, Brazil will host Uruguay on Thursday 14-10-2021. The clash is valid for the 12th round of CONMEBOL qualifying for the World Cup. Despite no longer having the perfect campaign, Tite’s team still has the lead in hand and a clear advantage over the second-placed team. The Uruguayans, for their part, need a point to avoid the risk of slipping out of the top four.
Stadium and city where Brazil vs Uruguay will play
The clash between Brazil and Uruguay will be played in the Arena da Amazonia, in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, Brazil. The venue has a capacity of over 40 thousand people.
Last meeting between the teams
The two teams last dueled in November 2020 in the first round of the current World Cup Qualifiers. On that occasion, even playing in Montevideo, Brazil beat Uruguay 2-0. Arthur and Richarlison scored the goals of the match. Highlight also to the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, who was sent off in the second half. It is also worth mentioning that La Celeste has not beaten Brazil since 2001. Since then, they have played 11 games.
Last Sunday, after ten games, Brazil lost its 100% record in the World Cup Qualifiers. The five-time World Cup champion team was only able to draw 0-0 against Colombia, away from home. Tite’s men, however, remain securely at the top of the table with 28 points. The Brazilians now have a six-point lead over second-placed Argentina, while the gap to the first team outside the qualification zone, Colombia, remains at 13 points.
It was not just the lead Brazil maintained after losing their 100 percent qualifying campaign. Tite’s men remain the best-attacking force in the competition. The five-time world champions have scored 22 goals, although they failed to find the net for the first time in the previous round. Their defense, meanwhile, is also the best in the qualifiers, with only three goals conceded.
Coach Tite is likely to make a few changes to his side for the game against Uruguay. The most obvious of them is the entry of Thiago Silva in place of Éder Militão in defense. The starter left with back pain in the clash against Colombia and should be spared in this round. In attack, there could also be changes. Antony and Raphinha could be given a chance in the starting line-up, with Gabriel Barbosa possibly out.
Uruguay relied on luck to stay in the direct qualification zone for the World Cup in the last round. Argentina, 3-0 defeated la Celeste. However, it kept the fourth position in the table, thanks to Colombia’s draw with Brazil. The Uruguayans have 16 points, just one more than Colombia, the first out of the G4. The Uruguayans will need to get the point against Brazil to avoid relying on their rivals to falter, even if they are away from home.
Uruguay’s strengths in this qualifying campaign have been their defense. Oscar Tabarez’s charges have conceded 13 goals in 11 games. It is the third-best defensive record in the competition, along with Ecuador and Paraguay. The attack, curiously, has also found the net 13 times. Yet, with those statistics, the Uruguayans are only the holders of the fifth-best tally, still, level on points with fragile Bolivia.
Absentees and starters
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is still missing two key players from his starting line-up. Injured central defender Jose Maria Gimenez and midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta remain out of action against Brazil. As expected, Ronald Araujo and Nicolas de la Cruz were the replacements in the last game. However, neither of them had a good performance, as well as almost the entire Uruguayan team. That being said, there could be further changes in store for this upcoming clash.
Brazil vs Uruguay top betting tips
Goal Betting Tips
It has been typical for Brazilians and Uruguayans to appear in low-scoring games recently. For example, in the case of the Brazilians, seven of their last eight matches have seen a maximum of two goals scored. In La Celeste’s ten most recent encounters, this has been the case on eight occasions. The under 2.5 goal line is a good betting option for Thursday’s encounter. The pick has odds of 1.73 at Bet365.
Suggested bets for the result
The Brazilians hadn’t had two straight stumbles in an official competition since September/October 2017, when they drew with Colombia and Bolivia in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. In other words, Tite’s men should be more than motivated to get back to winning ways. Therefore, it can be advantageous to bet on a triumph of Brazil against Uruguay. The team is rated at Bet365 at 1.50.
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After losing the 100% lead in the World Cup Qualifiers, Brazil will host Uruguay next Thursday, 14.
The clash between Brazil and Uruguay will be played at Arena da Amazônia, in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, Brazil.
On that occasion, even playing in Montevideo, Brazil beat Uruguay 2-0. Arthur and Richarlison scored the goals.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365!