In-Play Betting: Brazil v Uruguay Confed CupPublished June 26, 2013 by OCR Editor
Brazil v. Uruguay, Confederations Cup semi-final, 8pm UK Time tonight
FIFA officials probably didn't intend for the Confederations Cup to work out this way when they devised a type of Champions League for the best countries from each continent, but nonetheless the 2013 semifinals are effectively a South American final on one side (Brazil and Uruguay) and a European final on the other (Italy and Spain).
Tournament host Brazil plays Uruguay in what is sure to be a fierce semi-final in the city of Belo Horizonte today. Brazil will be contending only with the weight of expectations from the home fans, but also from history - their country has never forgotten their 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
Neither team comes into this match in full form, which makes them both vulnerable should they progress to the final. Uruguay is sitting in fifth spot in South American World Cup qualifying (top four progress, fifth goes to playoff), while Brazil is in the middle of a rebuild following coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's return to the national team earlier this year.
Bet365 Sports is offering pre-game betting odds on a wide range of options. In full-time result (90 minutes), they are quoting the following: Brazil, 1/3, Uruguay, 7/1, draw, 17/4. In their "To Qualify" option, which takes into account extra-time and penalties, Brazil are 1/6 and Uruguay 4/1.
For those customers who like some insurance on their bets, bet365 is offering "Double Chance" (Brazil or draw, Uruguay or draw, Brazil or Uruguay) and for those who like more accuracy they also have "Method of Victory" (such as Brazil in extra time, 9/1). There is also a good range of Correct Score, Goalscorer and Scorecast options.
As it has done throughout the Confederations Cup, bet365 is allowing customers to place an in-play bet on Brazil-Uruguay. The online sportsbook will update its odds in real-time throughout the match, making it the top site to place a Brazil v Uruguay live wager.