Brazil vs Uruguay Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Tite's side have been in great form in friendlies this year and we think they can score twice against the La Celeste, who are missing some key players

Since exiting the World Cup at the quarter final stage Brazil have recorded four consecutive friendly wins and will look to continue their positive run against neighbours Uruguay when they meet this week.

The two South American nations clash at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Friday evening and this fixture will serve as preparation for next summer's Copa America which Brazil are hosting. 

Latest odds

Uruguay were also quarter finalists in Russia this summer, although their results following the tournament have not been as impressive as those of Brazil.

La Celeste were beaten by both South Korea and Japan last month and bet365 offer them at 5/1 (6.00) to claim a victory. Brazil are favourites at 8/15 (1.53) with the draw priced at 3/1 (4.00).

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Team news

Both sides are without some key players, with Brazil missing Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho as well as Real Madrid pair Casemiro and Marcelo. The depth of the Brazilian squad has allowed Tite to call up quality players like Rafinha, Alex Sandro and Renato Augusto in their place.

Uruguay are without first choice goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, striker Cristhian Stuani and defensive pair Diego Godin and Sebastian Coates.


Uruguay are missing some key defensive players for this Friday's clash and will be wary of the Brazil forward line which can cause any team in the world plenty of problems.

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Oscar Tabarez's men conceded four times against Japan and twice to South Korea last month and have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last five matches.

Brazil's record in friendlies this year has been exceptional, having won all eight non-competitive games without conceding a goal and that kind of form should serve them in good stead in north London. 

Tips and predictions 

Brazil are priced at 8/11 (1.72) to score over 1.5 goals and this bet has paid out in six of the eight friendlies that La Canarinha have played in 2018.

The five-time world champions have also scored at least twice in each of their last six matches against Uruguay, and they should be backed to do so once more on Friday night. 

Prices correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Brazil to score over 1.5 goals at 8/11 (1.72) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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