Odds: Uruguay 11/5, Draw 23/10, Argentina 6/5
Kick Off: 0000, 01/09/2017
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Uruguay and Argentina are both under pressure in the South American World Cup qualifying section after some adverse results in recent fixtures.
With four teams automatically advancing to Russia 2018, Brazil are runaway leaders in this group, with these teams placed third and fifth respectively, separated by a single point.
Splitting them isn’t easy but home advantage could be crucial and makes 11/5 for La Celeste a value pick in our Uruguay vs Argentina betting predictions.
A Look At Uruguay’s Betting Odds
Uruguay have been rocked by three straight defeats in this competition, going down in Chile and Peru either side of a 4-1 home loss to Brazil.
However, prior to that poor run, their form in Montevideo had been superb, taking maximum points from six consecutive games at Estadio Centenario, with 16 goals scored and just one conceded.
This is an ageing squad, with star men Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin and Maxi Pereira all past 30, but that experience will stand them in good stead for such a crucial contest.
Suarez’s knee injury is frustrating for Oscar Tabarez but we’re still on the hosts to prevail 2-1 at 10/1 in our Uruguay vs Argentina betting tips.
A Look At Argentina’s Betting Odds
Argentina axed Edgardo Bauza following a 2-0 loss to Bolivia in March and are hoping former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli can help get them back on track.
Sampaoli enjoyed a nice introduction to his new post when beating Brazil 1-0 in a June friendly but this will be a different ball game in his first competitive clash.
Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero obviously have the nous to handle a white-hot atmosphere in Montevideo but this will be a big challenge for rising stars such as Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi.
In defence, Nicolas Otamendi, Gabriel Mercado and Javier Mascherano lack mobility and may struggle in a high-tempo affair.
Looking at the Uruguay vs Argentina odds, 21/4 for a home win and both teams to score is tempting.
Peru 2-1 URUGUAY – Carlos Sanchez
Bolivia 2-0 ARGENTINA
Head-to-head: Argentina 1-0 Uruguay, Argentina 1-0 Uruguay, Uruguay 3-2 Argentina, Argentina 3-0 Uruguay, Argentina 1-1 Uruguay, Uruguay 0-1 Argentina
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