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Chile have now failed to beat Uruguay in three head-to-head encounters in a row. Will Martin Lasarte’s charges be able to break such an unfortunate streak now? We predict that the Reds will be closer to success this time!Get Your Welcome Bonus!
The Chilean squad is one of just three teams to move into fifth place in the standings and will play in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The Reds need to take a three-point lead against Uruguay, with Colombia and Peru expected to be drawn at the same time. To put it bluntly, the outcome is almost unbelievable. The Chilean defeat by Brazil 0-4 in their last meeting was the reason for their failure, which put them in such a difficult position. The Second World Cup is likely to take place without the Chileans, as the current generation is no longer capable of producing results and the new leaders are not even on the horizon.
The Uruguayan national team also risked missing the World Cup in Qatar, but a change of head coach saved them. After a run of bad luck, the legendary Oscar Tabarez resigned and Diego Alonso was appointed instead, saving the Uruguay from embarrassment. The Uruguayans had taken turns beating Paraguay, Venezuela and Peru 6-1 in their last three matches to guarantee a trip to the 2022 World Cup. Now in fourth place in the table, four points ahead of Peru, with the Uruguayans climbing back up to the third place at the last minute of qualifying.
History of head-to-head encounters between Chile and Uruguay
The teams have played 49 official head-to-head encounters throughout their history. The Chileans have won 11 games while the Uruguayans have been stronger in 29 and drawn nine more. The goal difference also favours the Blues, 87-43. In the current World Cup 2022 qualifiers, the two sides have met once, with Uruguay celebrating a 2-1 victory.
Expert Betting Tips
The Uruguayan team beat Peru in the last round, which enabled them to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In theory, Uruguay can secure third place, but they can’t offer any points concerning fourth place, so they have no tournament motivation. The situation for the Chileans is much sharper, as they still have a theoretical chance of going to Qatar, but they must win their upcoming home game to do so. As a result, a bet on the Chilean team’s victory for 2.20 begs to be placed.
We should not expect a goal extravaganza in the upcoming confrontation. The Chilean team needs a victory, and they will try to gain it very pragmatically. Obviously, they are not interested in bright and productive football now. The Uruguayan side has never been known for their spectacular and open play, and right now they are lacking the tournament motivation to go all out and try to beat the Reds. In their current qualifying campaign, both teams are very modest offensively, with the home team scoring just 19 goals in 17 games (1.12 goals per game on average), while Uruguay have one more goal. With this in mind, the best option for the prediction seems to be Total Under 2.5 goals for 1.83.
Alexis Sanchez is now 33 years old, but it seems as if he has been playing the role of a veteran for several years. This is the fifth season in a row that he has failed to surpass the ten-goal mark at the club level, and in the current Italian league season, he scored only three goals in 21 games. But he continues to be Chile’s top-scorer in World Cup 2022 qualifying, having scored five goals in 14 games. It is obvious that we will expect him to be the man to score in the upcoming game, and you can bet on Alexis Sanchez’s goal for 2.60.
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