Round 6. Round Robin
Stadium: Centenario (Montevideo)
The Uruguayan players have beaten Bolivia 8-2 in their last 3 matches. Will they be able to get an easy win again? Our prediction: the Sky Blue won't leave their opponent a chance to win!
The Uruguay team has become a regular participant in the world championships. The last time they did not qualify for the planetary forum was in 2006, and since then they have successfully done otherwise. Now the Sky Blue have a real chance of missing out on another trip to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as they have shown very poor results in the qualification. They have won only 2 times in their seven games, with the last one dating back to November 13, 2020. Since then, they have played 4, losing once and drawing three more times, dropping to 4th place in the standings.
The Bolivia team is the perennial underdog in all recent World Cup qualifiers. The last time they qualified for the World Cup was in 1994, and after that, they had a serious crisis. Nevertheless, their performance in qualifiers is relatively good. In 7 games, they have already managed to get one victory over Venezuela (3-1), 3 draws, and 3 lossess. All this allows them to sit in 8th place in the standings, but the overall level of Bolivian soccer was demonstrated at the 2021 Copa América, where they lost all four games.
The teams have played 34 games, the Uruguayans winning 25 of them, the Bolivians victorious 3 times, and 6 more games ended in a draw. The goal difference is also on the side of the Sky Blue (94-18). The last time the rivals met was at the 2021 Copa América, where the victory was celebrated by the players of the Uruguay national team (2-0).
Expert Betting Tips
The Uruguayan national team has a serious crisis in the attack. In their last four games in the 2022 World Cup qualification, they only managed to squeeze out one goal (0.25 average per game), which Giorgian de Arrascaeta sent to the Peruvians in the last round. Now the Sky-Blues have a great chance to regain their confidence by scoring a handful of goals against Bolivia that has conceded 25 goals (2.27 average per game) in the last 11 official games. With this in mind, the best option seems to be Uruguay’s Individual Total Over 2.5 for 1.78.
The Uruguayan national team couldn’t win four consecutive games in the 2022 World Cup qualification, risking not getting to the World Cup for the first time since 2006. Of course, Oscar Tabarez’s team is not going to let that happen and now they have the right opponent to break such a bad streak. The Bolivian national team is a very modest-level team, that has won only three times in the 34-match history of the face-to-face competition with the Sky Blue and lost the previous three games by a combined score of 2-8. That’s why you should consider betting on Uruguay’s victory with a handicap (-2.5) for 2.27.
Maxi Gomez is a forward whose career is rapidly declining, despite his ideal age for a footballer. Four seasons ago, playing for Celta, he scored 17 goals, but that result is still his personal record to this day. With each new championship, his performance is getting worse and worse, and in three games of the current Primera División, he still has not scored. Moreover, now he has a great opportunity to prove himself in matches for the national team of Uruguay, where there are staffing issues, so you can also bet on Maxi Gómez to score for 1.77.