Uruguay-Jordan Betting Preview: Early goals are the path to profit

After a devastating performance from Oscar Tabarez's side in Amman last week, our tipster is backing early goals in this World Cup play-off second leg
Uruguay have all but secured their place in the World Cup in Brazil next summer after a 5-0 demolition of Jordan in their Intercontinental play-off first leg.

Wednesday's match in Montevideo will just be a formality for Oscar Tabarez's side who finished in fourth position in the last World Cup in South Africa three years ago.

Uruguay come into this match having failed to win only one game in their last six, beating the likes of Colombia, Argentina and Peru in this run.

Despite these wins, la Celeste needed victory in their final qualification group match to secure a play-off spot. William Hill unsurprisingly price them at 1/20 (1.05) to win the match.

Jordan battled past Uzbekistan on penalties in the final round of the Asian qualification group to secure the fixture with Uruguay.

Hossam Hassan's side faltered last week due to the lack of experience against strong nations, with Jordan's friendly against Nigeria the only game of note in their last 10 matches. William Hill price to visitors at 33/1 (34.00) to cause a shock. The same firm price the draw at 12/1 (13.00).

With the home side far too short to touch and the handicap markets not offering enough value, it's worth looking at first-half goals to find a bet that stands out.

Over 1.5 goals is a generous 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill, and with this paying out in Jordan last week, as well as in Uruguay's match against Argentina weeks before, it's certainly worth investing in early goals.

Over 1.5 first half goals at 10/11 (1.91) 1.5 pts staked with William Hill

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