Argentina vs UruguayWorld Cup, KO: 00:30 Oct 11, 2021, El Monumental
Argentina remain unbeaten in the South American World Cup qualifiers as they welcome Uruguay to El Monumental. This is usually a closely fought encounter, but the hosts have had the upper in lately and will be keen to maintain their good form.
Argentina were held to a surprise 0-0 draw by Paraguay in their previous qualifying fixture. They were largely in control for much of the encounter and had chances to score but failed to find the breakthrough.
Lionel Scaloni’s men are in pursuit of leaders Brazil as they remain unbeaten after nine matches. Their unbeaten run actually stretches back to 23 matches which culminated in their triumph at this summer’s Copa America.
Argentina head into Monday’s clash off the back of three wins from their last four matches across all competitions. While captain Lionel Messi has also been impressive, their recent form has been driven by a solid defence that has kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches.
Uruguay are also coming off a 0-0 home with Colombia last time out in the qualifiers. It was a game of few chances as Uruguay struggled to find their cutting edge in attack despite having Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the team.
Sitting fourth on the table, Uruguay have struggled to find their best form in the qualifiers with just four wins from 10 matches. Oscar Tabarez's men are just two points above fifth placed Colombia and could be usurped in the final qualifying spot if results do not go their way in this round of matches.
There has been a worrying dip in form for striker Luis Suarez with the national team, he has failed to score in his last four international matches. Edinson Cavani has also looked unconvincing lately and is without a goal in his last two appearances for Uruguay.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Argentina have a 12-4 advantage with three draws from 19 previous matches against Uruguay. The Argentines are also unbeaten in the last five meetings with three wins in that run, including a 1-0 victory during Copa America in June.
Players to watch
Lionel Messi is still finding his feet with French side PSG but remains the go-to-man for Argentina and netted a hat-trick against Bolivia in their last home match. The Argentines have found the net in 21 of their last 22 matches and with the impressive Joaquin Correa also featuring in attack, they are likely to maintain that scoring run at 21/100 with Vbet.
Argentina’s defence has also impressed with Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamemdi among their centre-back options. They have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches and with the Uruguayan attack looking off colour lately, a repeat could be on the cards at 6/5 with BoyleSport.
Anything else catch the eye?
Argentina earned a win to nil the last time they faced Uruguay and a similar result could be considered at 9/5 with Unibet. The Argentines could also be tipped as the only team to score at 13/8 with bet365.
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