South America World Cup Qualifiers: Columbia vs Uruguay

Published October 11, 2016 by Sol FH

South America World Cup Qualifiers: Columbia vs Uruguay

Don't miss the key matchup between Columbia and Uruguay tonight at 21:30 GMT with live and pre-match odds available.

The South American World Cup Qualifiers are rolling on strong and Uruguay currently sits in top spot. The South American qualifiers work a bit differently than in Europe and some think that this is better, as there are more games between teams over a longer period of time. Uruguay has played 9 matches and have 6 wins, 1 draw and a pair of losses for a grand total of 19 points and 19 goals for. They are currently the team to beat and their roster will be healthy for tonight's clash in Columbia. 

Columbia are not too far behind Uruguay at fourth place with 16 points, from 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have scored 13 goals, but they are looking like they will be able to hold off the Uruguayan attack if their defense can hold strong. They will need to win without their star player and Real Madrid attacker, James Rodriguez, who has been ruled out of tonight's match with a calf injury. The team was able to beat Paraguay 1-0 last Thursday without Rodriguez, but they will be feeling the burn against a team like Uruguay. 

Jose Pekerman, Columbia Manager is confident that his team will represent at home at Barranquilla, but without Rodriguez, it will be slow going. 

Uruguay are looking very strong. They have beaten Venezuela and Paraguay each by three goals, but lost a tough match to Argentina 1-0 a week prior. Almost exactly one year ago, Uruguay beat Columbia 3-0 and if the Colombians are not careful this could be a similar result tonight.

World Cup Qualifying Odds and Prediction

The odds are set for outright winner at bet365 Sports in favor of Colombia at 2.05, while Uruguay are actually in second place at 3.50. Punters, take your bet and put it on Uruguay because they will win tonight's match. A draw is at 3.40, but this one will be won by the Uruguay team and a good guess for Correct Score would be 1-3 for the visitors. There will also be live in play odds throughout all 90 minutes of action. 

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Road to the 2018 World Cup: South American Qualifiers


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