Colombia will host Uruguay this Friday in the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in South America. Both teams will miss key players this time, but fans should still expect a tight game. In the Colombia vs Uruguay betting preview the hosts are favored to win but surely Uruguay will do everything for the three points too.
While teams in Europe are playing in the 2020-21 Nations League, South American countries are already fighting for the qualifying places for the 2022 World Cup. On Matchday 3 all ten teams will continue the competition, with some great games. Colombia vs Uruguay seems to be the top clash of the round, where both teams will go for the victory. Leaders Brazil and Argentina will also be in action and predicted to win their next games against Venezuela and Paraguay.
Colombia vs Uruguay betting preview favor home win
The Colombian team is currently in 3rd place after beating Venezuela 3-0 at home and a 2-2 draw in Chile in the previous round. Now Carlos Queiroz’s side will face a more difficult task against Uruguay. In addition they have to miss a few players including Bayer Leverkusen defender Santiago Aris and experienced striker Radamel Falcao. But their squad is still strong with captain James Rodriguez, Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina and Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado. Their last meeting in 2016 ended with a 2-2 draw, which has the odds of 3.30 now. While a 1-1 final result is the most likely with the odds of 6.50.
But fans are hoping for a home victory at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez. Most of their players are in great form and playing in top leagues. So no wonder online sportsbooks in Colombia offer the smallest odds for their team’s win with the odds of 2.00. Their two Atalanta forwards, Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata can be strong in front and score the first goal of the game (1.61). While in the back Ospina can do his best to save the Uruguayan attempts.
Uruguay need a win
Uruguay has the odds of 3.80 to win the game by online gambling sites in Colombia. La Celeste are not in great form after hardly winning their first game against Chile at home. Then they lost 4-2 against Ecuador and will face Brazil in the next round. As the team is only in 6th place at the moment, they’d really need a great result. In order to move up to a qualifying position for the 2022 World Cup.
They have several experienced players like Diego Godin, Martin Caceres or Luis Suarez who have the routine to turn around their play. While another great player, Edinson Cavani will also return to the team after missing the opening fixtures. All of them can strike easily, which makes the bet on both teams scoring even more tempting with the odds of 1.95. If we think that the guests can even score first, 2.62 odds are offered for that in the Colombia vs Uruguay betting preview.