Brazil vs. Uruguay: Weather, TV, Broadcast, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier Betting Odds
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Uruguay’s four-day qualifying leg has to be among the toughest faced by any nation in the world involved in qualifying for the World Cup: it goes from losing 3-0 on the road to Lionel Messi and the reigning South American champions, Argentina, even traveling to the Amazon. and the city of Manaus to face undefeated Brazil on Thursday.
Brazil may no longer be perfect after their 0-0 draw in Colombia on Sunday, but they are undefeated and have yet to give up a goal at home in qualifying for the World Cup. That’s how strong the world’s No. 2 team has been with almost a year to go before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Comfortably perched atop the South American standings, Brazil (9-0-1, 28 points) is easy to book their ticket to Qatar for upcoming matches, but they measure themselves differently than other nations. When you take the field at the Amazon Arena in Manaus to play for the first time in front of the fans, 14,000 are expected, you will want to win, entertain and concede nothing to the opposition.
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Uruguay (4-3-4, 16 points) are also in a decent place: they are in fourth place, which would be enough to secure a direct place to Qatar (the top four teams qualify directly while fifth place is involved in a play). in series). But it will have to fight the challenge of Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Chile.
With players like Luis Suárez (Uruguay), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Neymar (Brazil) and Lucas Paqueta (Brazil) on the field, this is the showdown of the 12 of 18 rounds of matches in South America, even if it feels like it. As we all know, this is likely to happen: Brazil are undefeated at 59 at home (47-0-12) and Uruguay have never achieved a qualifying win in Brazil (although they have three draws).
How to watch Brazil vs. Uruguay
- Date: Thursday October 14
- Weather: 8:30 pm ET
- Transmission: fuboTV
Brazil vs. Uruguay and all World Cup qualifying matches in South America can be broadcast exclusively on fuboTV in English and Spanish.
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The games are also available on pay-per-view through cable and satellite television providers.
Brazil vs. Uruguay: lineups
Media in Brazil say head coach Tite is expected to make five changes to his lineup with Ederson managing the nets and Tottenham Emerson Royal right-back starting. Lucas Verissimo will intervene to give Marquinhos a break and Raphinha will start well. Real Madrid central defender Eder Militao is injured.
Brazil Projected Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1, Left to Right): 23-Ederson-GK – 6-Alex Sandro, 3-Thiago Silva, 22-Lucas Verissimo, 13-Emerson Royal – 8-Fred, 5-Fabinho – 10-Lucas Paqueta, 10-Neymar, Raphinha – 9-Gabriel Jesus
Brazil Projected Subscribers: 1-Alisson-GK, 2-Weverton-GK, 16-Guilherme Arana, 4-Marquinhos, 2-Danilo, 15-Edenilson, 7-Gerson, 18-Vinicius Junior, 19-Arthur Cabral, 20-Antony, 11-Everton Ribeiro, 21-Gabriel Barbosa, Douglas Luiz
Uruguay is reportedly pairing Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani as a forward with Nicolás De La Cruz playing right behind them. La Celeste will be missing José María Giménez, Ronaldo Araujo and Giorgian de Arrascaeta, but Rodrigo Betancur has returned from a sanction for accumulating yellow cardboard.
Uruguay’s projected starting lineup (4-4-2, left to right): 1-Fernando Muslera-GK – 22-Joaquin Piquerez, 3-Diego Godin, 19-Sebastian Coates, 8-Nahitan Nandez – 7-Nicolas De La Cruz, 15-Federico Valverde, 5-Matias Vecino, 6-Rodrigo Betancur – 9 -Luis Suárez, 21-Edinson Cavani
Uruguay Projected Subscribers: 23-Sergio Rochet-GK, 12-Martin Campana-GK, Martin Caceres, 17-Matias Vina, 13-Giovanni Gonzalez, 20-Facundo Torres, 14-Lucas Torreira, 11-Gaston Pereiro, 18-Darwin Nunez, Fernando Gorriaran, Augustin Alvarez Martinez, 16-Brian Rodríguez
Brazil vs. Uruguay: betting odds and prediction
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Choose: Brazil -1 Asian Handicap (-115)
Although Uruguay had their chances against Argentina on Sunday, the 3-0 loss was ultimately an accurate reflection of the talent gap between the two teams. It will be the same case in Manaus, and while the result may not be that uneven, Brazil should at least be a better goal. Brazil also have the best team defense in the tournament – three goals allowed in 10 games – and it won’t be easily scored.
The Asian Handicap Brazil -1 may not be very adventurous, but neither is the game we will see between these two teams. It’s decent protection if the Selecao have a bad day in front of goal.
Prediction: Brazil 2, Uruguay 0
- Money line: Brazil -210 / Draw +310 / Uruguay +750
- Spread (Asian handicap): Brazil -1 (-110) / Uruguay +1 (+100)
- O / U 2.5 total goals: Over +130 / Under -160
- Both teams will score: Yes +155 / No -205
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