URU vs BRZ Fantasy Preview:
Brazil has been in red-hot form in the World Cup qualifiers until now that has seen them sitting comfortably at the top of the points table. With three victories from three games, the dominance exhibited by the Brazilians have been reminiscent of their erstwhile scintillating selves that used to run rings around opponents at free will.
Uruguay, on the contrary, has been in the fourth spot as they have so far managed to wring out two victories from their three games while slumped down to Ecuador despite trying their very best. A late resurgence against Ecuador wasn’t enough to make a comeback but it definitely was a statement of resolve that saw them bounce back strongly against a numerically undercooked Colombia. These are our fantasy picks for the upcoming thriller between two of the continent’s best teams.
Uruguay vs Brazil
URU vs BRZ: Head to head
Brazil holds a clear advantage over Uruguay when it comes to head to head as the Selecao have managed 38 victories while Uruguay have so far got the better of Brazil 17 times. They have played 19 draws amongst themselves.
URU vs BRZ Probable Teams:
Uruguay : Martin Campana (GK); Martin Caceres, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Matias Vina; Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Nicolas de la Cruz; Darwin Nunez, Edinson Cavani
Brazil : Alisson Becker; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi; Bruno Guimaraes, Allan, Lucas Paqueta; Everton, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison
Picks to consider:
Richarlison is one of the most prolific strikers plying his trade for Brazil at the moment. He is not someone fancy but is an old-school marksman who loves his shots crisp and thunderous.
Edison Cavani has been the leading force for Uruguay ever since the departure of their striking virtuoso, Diego Forlan. An adept sharp-shooter who can hurt the opposition with some thunderous long-rangers is also known for his towering ubiquity on the field.
1. Gabriel Jesus
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
This is a tough prediction to be honest considering the fact that both the teams are well-matched in terms of their ammunition. However, Brazil’s sharpness in their campaign so far may give them a slight edge over Uruguay.