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Argentina v Uruguay betting tips: Suarez blow for visitors

| 07.10.2021

Argentina v Uruguay betting tips and odds

Both teams played out goalless draws in the early hours of Friday night but are well placed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup ahead of their meeting in Buenos Aires.

Unbeaten Argentina remain in second place despite playing out a 0-0 draw with Paraguay and are 7/10 to beat Uruguay, who are occupying the fourth and final qualification spot, two points clear of Colombia ahead of their clash with Brazil.

The teams met less than four months ago but let’s see how they fare this time in our Argentina v Uruguay betting tips.

Match Odds

Uruguay drew 0-0 with Colombia to stay in the running for Qatar and are 5/2 to pick up another point in the early hours of Monday or 7/1 for another goalless encounter.

That said, Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 during the group stage of this summer’s Copa America thanks to Papu Gomez’s early goal and the hosts are 6/4 to win to nil again or 23/20 to win and under 3.5 match goals.

Argentina have won three of the last five meetings with their South American rivals by a 1-0 scoreline and that option can be backed at 9/2.

Lionel Messi, Argentina v Uruguay betting tips

Despite stretching their unbeaten run to 23 games in Asuncion, they failed to score for the first time since June 2019, so we go 10/3 on Uruguay keeping a clean sheet.

Coach Lionel Scaloni was missing Lautaro Martinez after the Inter Milan striker sustained a muscle injury in training and with Lionel Messi unusually quiet, Uruguay will smell an opportunity to beat their rivals for the first time in eight years.

Under 1.5 goals in the first half, two or fewer in the second half and either team to win is 6/5 as one of our Argentina v Uruguay betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Argentina enjoyed 70% possession against Paraguay and despite having eight shots on target, failed to break down the hosts’ five-man defence.

Inter Milan forward Joaquin Correa led the attack in a 4-2-3-1 formation, supported by Messi, Giovani Lo Celso and Angel di Maria, with Rodrigo de Paul and Leandro Paredes operating as holding midfielders.

Tottenham’s Cristian Romero accompanied former Manchester City player Nicolas Otamendi in the heart of defence.

Uruguay played a 4-3-3 against Colombia in which Luis Suarez spearheaded the attack, although he was replaced by Edinson Cavani at half-time because of an injury.

Goalscorer Odds

Messi is likely to be the favourite to break the deadlock, but Correa, Lo Celso and Di Maria are all capable of penetrating Uruguay’s defence.

With Suarez, unlikely to feature, Cavani will probably lead the line and is the likeliest of the Uruguay contingent to grab the opener.

However, Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Brian Rodriguez should not be discounted, nor should Mathias Vecino who has scored three goals in 52 appearances for Uruguay and scored in Inter Milan’s 6-1 win against Bologna last month.

Match Info

Where: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires

When: 00:30, Monday 11th October

How to watch: Premier Sports 1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner