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Argentina vs Uruguay: Go low on Buenos Aires goals

Kick-off: 0030, 11/10/2021

Stadium: River Plate Stadium

Argentina and Uruguay both have an array of attacking weapons but these great footballing nations do tend to cancel each other out when going head-to-head.

La Albiceleste have won three of their last four competitive meetings 1-0, with the other contest ending goalless.

That record makes 19/10 for under 1.5 goals in this match a solid bet for our first Argentina vs Uruguay prediction.

A Look At Argentina’s Betting Odds

Argentina are nicely placed in second spot behind Brazil in South America’s World Cup qualifying group, posting five wins and four draws from nine fixtures.

La Albiceleste are unbeaten in 23 outings under coach Lionel Scaloni, although Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Paraguay in Asuncion was a pretty tame affair.

Lionel Messi, who hit a hat-trick in last month’s 3-0 drubbing of Bolivia at this venue, was quiet and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez was missing.

Substitute Alejandro Gomez went close to breaking the deadlock late on, but Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez was probably the busier of the two keepers.

Getting back on home turf should help, though, and Argentina did prevail 1-0 when facing Uruguay in Copa America this summer.

Looking at the Argentina vs Uruguay odds, there is plenty of appeal in 21/4 for a repeat of that scoreline.

A Look At Uruguay’s Betting Odds

Uruguay currently occupy the fourth and final automatic qualification spot, lying three points behind their next opponents, having played a game more.

La Celeste are unbeaten in eight matches since that Copa America group-stage opener, only going out to Colombia in the quarter-finals of that tournament on penalties.

That clash finished 0-0 at the end of normal time and it was the same outcome in Thursday’s Montevideo World Cup rematch.

Oscar Tabarez’s side started strongly, with Luis Suarez wasting a good opportunity early on and then having a goal ruled out for offside.

The Atletico Madrid forward failed to return for the second half due to injury, though, and Brian Rodriguez also picked up a knock.

Replacements Edinson Cavani and Darwin Nunez were less threatening and Colombia comfortably held firm for a share of the spoils.

Uruguay are still heavily reliant on their golden oldies and the next generation needs to step up, especially in tough contests like this.

Let’s finish off our Argentina vs Uruguay betting tips by taking 17/5 for Draw HT/Argentina FT.

Additional stats

Last result:

Paraguay 0-0 ARGENTINA

URUGUAY 0-0 Colombia

Head-to-head: Argentina 1-0 Uruguay, Argentina 2-2 Uruguay, Uruguay 0-0 Argentina, Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

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