Reasons for betting on Uruguay vs Argentina tip
In the derby of the 15th round of South American World Cup qualifications, Uruguay is hosting Argentina. This match is extremely important for both sides. The Argentinians are currently holding the 5th place which leads to the playoffs. Uruguay is third with only one point more than the guests in this match. This game will probably attract the most attention in this competition, and without a doubt, it will be the most interesting one. After all, Uruguay and Argentina won 4 World Cups combined.
The biggest problem for the home team is the injury of Luis Suarez. One of the most lethal strikers in the previous decade picked up an while playing for Barcelona. Another striker Abel Hernandez who plays for Hull City is too, unavailable because of the injury. It will be a huge problem for the hosts. Edinson Cavani will have to double his effort in order to score now. He is the leading striker when it comes to goals in these qualifications with 9 of them in 11 games. Uruguay is in an awful shape, as they have 5 straight defeats. That hasn’t happened to them in a long time. What used to be a strong defense is fragile now, and in the previous 7 games in a row, they conceded at least one goal. Over 2.5 goals were seen in the previous 9 meetings, and both teams have scored in 6 of the last 7.
Jorge Sampaoli immediately tightened up all lines in the Argentinian team, and in the previous 2 games, they haven’t conceded. The Argentinian game will change a lot, and we can’t expect any high scoring affairs when this team participates. Sampaoli prefers tactical and defensive minded approach. Ball possession is the key factor in his game, and through that, he controls the match. He also made some changes regarding the lineup, and we are not going to see Gonzalo Higuain among the Argentinian players. Mauro Icardi will join Paulo Dybala and Lionel Messi up front. It is one more proof that Sampaoli wants players who can keep the ball in their legs. Manuel Lanzini has withdrawn from the squad because of an injury.
Head to head matches
Argentina was better in the opposite leg, and a won minimally during the September of 2016. The only scorer in that game was Lionel Messi. In the most recent 5 clashes, Argentina has 3 victories while on the other hand, Uruguay has only one. One game concluded without a winner.
Prediction for Uruguay vs Argentina tip
Under 2.5 goals is something that we believe will definitely take place here.
As we previously told, Jorge Sampaoli does not allow for the game to open and this is the main reason for our decision. The second suggestion would be a draw.
Simply, this outcome looks like the most logical decision under these circumstances, and that is why we choose it for the second pick.