Chile vs Uruguay
2018 World Cup Qualifiers – South America.
Date: Tuesday; 15th November 2016,
Kick-off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos, Santiago, Chile.
Chile hosts Uruguay on 15th November 2016 in a mouthwatering contest in the South American Qualifiers for 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Chile national football team are currently 5th in the tournament table with 17 points from their 11 matches. They held Colombia to a goal-less draw away from home in the previous fixture, which is a good result under the circumstances. The La Roja will be full of hope coming back to their home ground as they have lost only once in the last 9 qualification matches.
Uruguay picked up a narrow 2-1 win against Ecuador on matchday 11 to keep hold on to the second position in the table. Despite their failure in the Copa Centenario tournament, Uruguay are a pretty dominant team when it comes to qualification matches. They have picked up 7 wins and 2 draws from their 11 matches so far and were beaten twice away from home. While they are win-less in the last four away games on the road, but did manage to hold Brazil and Colombia to draws during the period.
Chile vs Uruguay: Head-to-head stats
Uruguay thrashed Chile 3-0 when the teams met for the first leg fixture at the stadium on November 2015. The teams also share 2 wins each from their last 4 meetings in all competitions.
But Chile have the better record in World Cup Qualification fixtures at their home ground against Uruguay. They managed to pick up 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 6, while losing once.
Chile vs Uruguay: Prediction
This is an all-important fixture of Chile and they have to win this to keep their qualification hopes alive. They are on 17 points at the moment, while Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay and Peru are all inside a 3 gap. If they want to remain inside the qualification zone, they must look to win this fixture, especially when the game is played at their home ground.
Uruguay are without a win in their last four, but are a capable team with the likes of Suarez and Cavani in fine form. They have quietly snatched draws against Colombia and Brazil on the road and must not be underestimated by any means. Now Chile remains as a very unpredictable team and most of their big players often fail to live up to the expectations. As a result, Uruguay have every chance of earning at least a draw here.
Chile vs Uruguay: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 7/5 (2.40)
Correct Full-Time Score: 2-2 draw at 15/1 (16.00).