Argentina vs Uruguay: Predictions, tips & betting odds

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>This regional rivalry tends to produce tight matches and, with both teams in strong defensive form, opposing goals makes sense

The Estadio Monumental hosts an appealing fixture on Sunday as Argentina face neighbours Uruguay in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

Lionel Scaloni’s side sit second in the table, three points ahead of La Celeste, although a win for the visitors in Buenos Aires could see them overtake their rivals. 

Argentina vs Uruguay latest odds

The last meeting between these sides came in the Copa America in June, with Argentina winning a tight game by a 1-0 scoreline.

Another success for the Albiceleste can be backed at 8/13 (1.61) with bet365 with the draw available at 5/2 (3.50).

Uruguay are winless against their more illustrious neighbours in their last five games and are offered at 5/1 (6.00) to end that run. 

Argentina vs Uruguay team news

The hosts will be led by Lionel Messi who is set to captain the side once more, with Inter forward Joaquin Correa likely to lead the line as he did in the goalless draw against Paraguay.

Argentina have no major injury concerns heading into the game, with Uruguay too boasting a clean bill of health.

Luis Suarez started against Colombia in the last game and he is likely to feature once more, with Edinson Cavani or Darwin Nunez possible candidates to partner him up front instead of Bryan Rodriguez. 

Argentina vs Uruguay preview

There is no love lost between these two international rivals and this fixture tends to produce tight, aggressive matches.

The visitors have kept four clean sheets in their last six qualifiers and will aim to keep things extremely tight once more against an Argentina side who were frustrated in Paraguay on Thursday.

Opposing a high-scoring game makes plenty of sense and Diego Godin will aim to mark his record-breaking 150th appearance in the heart of the Uruguay defence with another solid performance.

Argentina have also seemingly solved some of their defensive issues and their record of six clean sheets in nine matches is one of their best defensive runs in recent years. 

Argentina vs Uruguay tips & predictions

Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score ‘no’ is priced at evens (2.00) and looks to offer excellent value in what should be a close encounter. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

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