Brazil Seeks to Extend Home Winning Streak over Uruguay

Published March 26, 2016 by Florin P

Brazil Seeks to Extend Home Winning Streak over Uruguay

Itaipava Arena turns into a volcano ahead of Uruguay visit (0:45 a.m UK Time).

World Cup qualifiers - South American action. Brazil won back-to-back games at home, but neither Venezuela nor Peru posed a serious challenge offensively and both teams chose to defend for 90 minutes. Uruguay is not going to take too many chances early in the game, but if the hosts manage to score fast, they’ve got what it takes to fire back.

Few Clean Sheets for Brazil in 2015

The Brazilians are not known for their stellar defensive and with so many options up front, it makes perfect sense to play aggressive football. Under normal circumstances they try to score one more goal than the opponent and it is very likely that their will stick to this strategy against Uruguay.

Since losing to Chile on the road, they scored a combined seven goals, but kept a clean sheet just once and the backline is just as shaky. Many of these players as well as defensive midfielders are suffering from fatigue after playing plenty of games for their clubs in various competitions.

Suarez Joins Cavani Upfront for Uruguay

The Barcelona striker didn’t play in the last game against Chile, but his services will be required in the upcoming match. He will join Cavani in the offensive and together the two players pack quite a punch while being well capable of penetrating the Brazilian defenses. Suarez is the top scorer for the Catalans with 26 goals, 5 more than his rival Neymar and also ahead of Messi's 22.

Both teams know how to play offensive football and even though their coaches tried to consolidate the backline, time is not on their side. This game has over 2.5 goals written all over it and bookies are already reducing the odds. bet365 Sports still offers 9/10 on this outcome, which presents punters with a convenient alternative if they don’t want to take the chance of picking the winner.

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