Road to the 2018 World Cup: South American Qualifiers

Published October 13, 2015 by Sol FH

Road to the 2018 World Cup: South American Qualifiers

Five games on the card for tonight across South America live at bet365 from 22:00 UK.

The World Cup will kick off in Russia in 2018, but up until then the World Cup qualifiers are in full swing. We have some great soccer battles tonight including some teams that could potentially challenge for a World Cup title in Russia.

Ecuador vs Bolivia

The first match of the night will begin at 22:00 UK and features Ecuador vs Bolivia in a rematch of the  Copa America Group Stage matchup, which Bolivia surprised Ecuador with a 3-2 win. Bolivia lost in its first World Cup Qualifying match to Uruguay 2-0 and now must win on the road to get back in the competition. Ecuador shocked the world, as they opened the qualifying tournament with a huge 2-0 win at Argentina, scoring two goals in one minute in the last ten minutes.

Bet365 Sports is on top of all the odds for tonight's matchups and they have set pre game markets in favor of Ecuador at 1.20, while Bolivia are underdogs at 15.00. Bet365 is also offering live in-play odds for all the matches tonight.

Uruguay vs Columbia

At 00:00 UK, Uruguay will play host to Columbia and the home team are still without their star players Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani out after being suspended. Team captain Diego Godin is set on winning this match to continue with his team's perfect record, but Columbia are ready to go to war at Motevideo.

Bet365 odds: Uruguay 2.30 – Columbia 3.10

Paraguay vs Argentina (1:00 UK)

The World Cup is on the line for Argentina and Carlos Tevez says that his side must improve if they are going to qualify for the main event in 2018. After Argentina lost a huge opener to Ecuador, they are ready to bounce back, but will need to do so without Messi (knee injury) and Sergio Aguero (hamstring).  

Bet365 odds: Paraguay 3.50 – Argentina 2.10

Brazil vs Venezuela (2:00 UK)

Brazil needs to get a win in order to have a chance at qualifying after losing to reigning Copa America champions Chile 2-0 in the opener. In that loss, David Luis, Brazil's star defender was injured and will not return for tonight's match. Star striker Neymar will also be on the bench with a suspension and Philippe Coutinho is out with an injury.

Bet365 odds: Brazil 1.28 – Venezuela 9.50

Peru vs Chile (3:15 UK)

The last match of the night is a late one for UK viewers, but will be worth the wait, as these teams will most definitely do battle in Peru tonight. Chile look unstoppable and could easily finish in top spot, as their team seemingly gets stronger by the day. Peru are in need of a win at home but must be at the top of their game to beat the Copa America champs in Lima.

Bet365 odds: Peru 3.50 – Chile 2.15

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