The Uruguay vs Venezuela duel in the South American Qualifiers for 2022 World Cup can make things clearer in the group, so read our preview to learn more about it and get some of our free betting tips for this game.
Our favourite Uruguay vs Venezuela betting tips and picks
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Uruguay to Win at Half Time and Full Time
There is little doubt as to which team will win this game since Uruguay is the much better team, they are playing at home, and they desperately need a win to stay in the race for a direct spot in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Venezuela is in the last place in the group and out of contention for WC. And while Venezuela enters this game after a convincing 4-1 win over Bolivia a few days ago, our prediction is for Uruguay to lead at half time and win at the end.
Uruguay to Keep a Clean Sheet
Yes, Venezuela scored four goals in the last round and they have scored a goal in four of their last six games, but we don't expect that to happen in this game.
First of all, Venezuela failed to score in 47% of their matches in these Qualifiers. Secondly, Venezuela failed to score in the last four h2h duels against Uruguay.
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Team news and potential lineups for Uruguay vs Venezuela
Both teams are in a tough spot in their quest to reach the main stage of World Cup and this match can cut their hopes completely. So, let's take a closer look at both teams.
After losing four games in a row, Uruguay managed to get an important win over Paraguay away from home and now they are in good position ahead of their home bout against the worst team in the group Venezuela. Uruguay has 19 points now, one fewer than Peru who is in fourth place, which is the last place that leads directly to World Cup. But even if they finish fifth, Uruguay will have a chance to reach World Cup through intercontinental playoffs.
Matias Vecino will miss this game after he accumulated yellow cards, while Torreira and Rossi are questionable after recently recovering from coronavirus.
Uruguay predicted lineup:
Rochet – Araujo, Godin, Gimenez, Olivera – Pellistri, Bentancur, Arambarri, Valverde – Nunez, Suarez
With four losses and just two wins in the last six games in the group, Venezuela is far from good form. Overall, the team is last in the standings in the group and they only managed to collect ten points from fifteen games so far. So, Venezuela has no chance to reach the World Cup, but at least they enter their next game after a convincing 4-1 win over Bolivia.
Venezuela has no major absences for this match and we expect to see all the familiar faces in the starting lineup, led by Rondon and Rincon as the two main stars of the team.
Venezuela predicted lineup:
Farinez – Hernandez, Ferraresi, Chancellor, Gonzalez – Martinez, Rincon – Machis, Otero, Soteldo – Rondon
The most common questions for Uruguay vs Venezuela
- Which team is the favourite? Uruguay is the clear favourite at 4/13 (1.31) odds.
- When is the match scheduled for? The match is scheduled for 11 pm BST on Tuesday, February 1st.
- Who will host the game? Uruguay will host the game at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo.