Venezuela vs Uruguay – 2018 World Cup Qualification: Venezuela occupies the last position of this group and they are playing for nothing but pride at this point…
They only have 8 points and curiously enough, they’ve got 2 points on the last 2 rounds against some teams who aspire to go to Russia.
They got a 0-0 draw at home against Colombia and a 1-1 draw in Argentina, on a match where they were able to take advantage of the bad phase the Argentinians are going through.
Venezuela doesn’t have any big star players.
They have some young players who are looking to assert their position on the National time, like the right back Vitor Garcia, ex-FCPorto that currently plays at Vitória de Guimarães and has been an option for the Colombians.
Then up front they have Rondón, who is a strong and dangerous player that plays in England. This is a meaningless match for the Venezuelans.
Uruguay is in 2nd place on this group and they are very close to ensuring the qualification that might and should already happen on this match.
Uruguay has a lot of quality on their roster, with players like Maxi Pereira, Coates, Cristian Rodriguez, Stuani, Godín, Cavani and Suárez being some of the most influential players of this team.
Uruguay has been very strong at home, winning 6, drawing 1 and losing 1 of their 8 matches.
But away from home, they haven’t managed to get great results.
Uruguay is coming from a scoreless draw against Argentina in a match where neither side wanted to risk too much.
On the last round they won 2-1 in Paraguay and have taken a giant step towards ensuring their spot on the next World Cup. A draw should be enough but a win would settle it definitely.
Venezuela vs Uruguay – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Uruguay is favourite to win in Venezuela and I believe they will be able to defeat the hosts which sit in last place and despite playing loose, without any pressure, they will also be playing without any specific objective.
Up front, Cavani and Suárez are a constant threat, especially facing the worst defence on this group.
So I believe that the visitors will be able to impose their football and get a win that will be decisive and conclusive on this group’s calculations and immediately secure the Uruguayans a spot on the next World Cup.
Even playing away from home, they are still favourites, have more individual quality and play better as a team, so I expect a good win for them on this match.
|Uruguay to win||