Venezuela vs Uruguay
World Cup Qualifiers – South America
Date: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Kick-off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo (San Cristobal).
Venezuela’s world cup qualification campaign is over since a while, but Uruguay has everything left to play for when the two sides meet on Thursday night.
The hosts are at the rock bottom of the standings and are most likely to finish there. They are a team that managed just 1 win from their 16 matches so far, suffering a massive 10 defeats. It is rather pointless to discuss their home credentials either, as the they are arguably the weakest team in South American zone traditionally.
For Uruguay, the next two match days are crucial and need another 4 points to secure a spot inside the top 4 to confirm automatic qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
La Celeste are coming on the back of a 2-1 away win at Paraguay, which is only their second away win in the competition. Their overall form in recent months has been quite poor and the win could serve as a massive boost to the confidence.
Venezuela vs Uruguay: Head-to-head
Uruguay have a good head-to-head record against Venezuela after winning in 4 of the last 9 meetings, drawn 4 and lost once.
The reverse leg of the corresponding fixture was a convincing 3-0 win.
Venezuela were only able to manage 1 win from their last 8 World Cup qualification home fixtures versus Uruguay. They drew 4 and lost 4 in the process.
Venezuela vs Uruguay: Prediction
This is a must win scenario for Uruguay as they cannot afford to drop points. Venezuela are arguably the weakest of the South American teams and it is upto the visitors to make full use for the opportunity.
Correct Score Prediction: 0-2 Uruguay win at 8.00 odds.
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