Brazil vs Uruguay
Date: Friday, 16 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Brazil and Uruguay will battle each other in a high-profile international friendly on Friday evening on the neutral venue of the Emirates Stadium in London. Both Tite and Oscar Tabarez head into the clash with the luxury of having their best players (except Philippe Coutinho for Brazil) set to feature meaning we could be in for a real thriller here.
Selecao will come into the match in much higher spirits following a run of four consecutive wins in friendlies. They continued to be very tough to break down as the team did not ship a single goal during the mentioned thread. The streak includes a 1-0 victory over Argentina a month ago in Jeddah. However, we must mention Tite’s men generally struggled to create in the final third against both Saudi Arabia (only a 2-0 win with the second goal coming at the death of the game) and Argentina (1-0 against Argentina’s reserve line-up).
The tie with La Celeste should allow Neymar, Gabriel Jesus & company to finally shine in the national shirt given Uruguayans conceded goals with ease of late.
Brazil vs Uruguay: Head-to-head
Selecao dominated this match-up entirely in the last couple of years.
They won five and drew one of last six matches against La Celeste.
We should be in for a goal fest at Emirates Stadium judging by the recent head to head record.
All of last six head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Brazil vs Uruguay: Prediction
Unlike Selecao, Uruguay were super easy to break down in recent outings. They allowed as many as six goals in October’s fixtures against Asian heavyweights Korea Republic (2-1 loss) and Japan (4-3 loss). Five of last games they played saw at least three goals scored.
Everything suggests an open contest packed with goals. Brazil obviously head into it as favourites. Braver tipsters can try with Brazil to win & BTTS, while you just can’t make a mistake backing three or more goals at Emirates.
Brazil vs Uruguay: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95
Brazil to win & BTTS @ 2.25.