Uruguay vs Argentina: Predictions, odds & betting tips

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the hosts misfiring and the visitors in excellent defensive form there should be plenty of interest in opposing a high-scoring encounter

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Argentina make the short trip to neighbours Uruguayon Friday as Lionel Scaloni’s side aim to continue their strong form in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

The Albiceleste are second in the table and well placed to secure a spot at Qatar 2022 with games to spare, while their opponents are losing form just at the wrong time.

Uruguay have taken just one point from the last nine available and have dropped to fifth and out of the automatic qualifying places.

Uruguay vs Argentina latest odds

Argentina ran out 3-0 winners when the sides met in Buenos Aires last month and bet365 offer the visitors at a healthy looking 13/10 (2.30).

In the last 12 years , only Brazil have won a World Cup qualifier in Uruguay and the hosts can be backed at 11/5 (3.20) with the draw available at 21/10 (3.10).

Uruguay vs Argentina first goalscorer

Lionel Messi is in the Argentina squad although the PSG forward is understood to not be fully fit.

Whether he features or not in Montevideo remains to be seen but he remains the shortest-priced player to score first at 11/4 (3.75).

Messi’s great friend and former Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez is offered at 9/2 (5.50) while Lautaro Martinez can be backed at 11/2 (6.50).

Uruguay vs Argentina preview

Argentina come into the game having kept four consecutive clean sheets and the two-time World Cup winners have certainly tightened things up at the back.

The centre-back pairing of Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi is flourishing while Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes provide physicality in midfield combined with strong passing ability.

Argentina will be confident of keeping a misfiring Uruguay at bay with La Celeste scoring just two goals in their last four matches and failing to find the back of the net five times in the competition.

Opposing a high-scoring game makes plenty of sense with the visitors set to keep things tight again while only three teams have scored fewer goals in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying tournament than Uruguay.

Uruguay vs Argentina tips & predictions

Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score ‘no’ is priced at evens (2.00) and has paid out in four of the last six meetings between these sides.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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