World Cup Qualifiers Betting Predictions for the First Round in South America
Posted: October 6, 2020
Updated: October 6, 2020
2022 World Cup qualifiers will start this week in South America
Four teams can qualify automatically
All big teams are predicted to start with an easy win at home
The South American part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification will start this week with 10 participating countries. In the first round all top teams, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay will play at home. They are favored to win their games in the World Cup qualifiers betting predictions. Let’s see the odds for all five ties.
The 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin this week with the first two rounds taking place in October. 10 teams are taking part in the qualifying tournament and will play round-robin matches and the total of 18 rounds. The first four teams will qualify automatically for the World Cup in Qatar, while the fifth-placed team can play in the inter-confederation play-off against the fourth-placed team in the CONCACAF zone. The five-time world cup winner Brazil should qualify along with two-time world champions Argentina and Uruguay. But there will be a big fight for the fourth place in the remaining teams.
Easy wins for Brazil and Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers betting predictions
Brazil is the top favorite to win the next world cup in Qatar, in 2022. Neymar and co. didn’t perform well in the previous tournament, reaching only the quarter-finals where they lost 2-1 against Belgium. In the following year they managed to win the Copa America on home soil and will begin the qualifying for the next world cup as favorites. The Selecao will play at home against Bolivia with the odds of 1.165 on 1xBet to win the game.
Just like arch rivals Argentina, who hosts Ecuador on Thursday night. A similar easy game is predicted by online sportsbooks in Argentina with the odds of 1.375 for a home win. The Albiceleste met their opponents in a friendly game last year and beat them 6-1. Similar result is expected by the fans with Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez in the squad. The Argentine team had an even worse performance in the last world cup after being knocked out in the last 16 by France. Surely fans and experts hope for a better result in Qatar, which might be Messi’s last big tournament.
More excitement is expected in the other games
Uruguay will also start their qualifying at home against the team of Chile. They should win easily according to the World Cup qualifiers betting predictions. Even though Chile is currently ranked 17th in the FIFA world ranking. The Chilean team has already taken part 9 times in the World Cup and finished third in 1962. They couldn’t qualify for the last world cup though which was a huge disappointment for everyone. Surely the team will aim to finish in the top four this time, but their chances of winning against Uruguay is little with the odds of 4.24.
Online gambling sites in Argentina also predict Columbia to win at home against Venezuela with the odds of 1.47. The team finished fourth place last time and qualified for the 2018 World Cup. They played well there and won their group with two wins against Poland and Senegal. In the last 16 Columbia met England and was knocked out only by penalties. They have a good chance to qualify again for the next tournament.
In the last game Paraguay hosts Peru with high odds for all results. The home team has the odds of 2.15 to get the three points, while Peru has the odds of 3.58 for a victory. Even though Peru is ranked in the 22nd place in the world ranking, 18 places ahead of Paraguay. Thanks to their recent great results like qualifying for the last World Cup and finishing as a runner-up in last year’s Copa America. While Paraguay couldn’t qualify for the last two world tournaments so should be extra motivated to start their campaign with a win.