Brazil v Uruguay Preview

June 25, 2013 | By

This Wednesday evenings action in the Confederations Cup features Brazil versus Uruguay at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BBC Three High Definition, with a scheduled 20:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Brazil v Uruguay Preview, Fifa Confederations Cup, Wednesday 26th June 2013

With Brazil in contention for a third straight Confederations Cup title people are starting to wonder who or what can stop them? I was going to add that the Brazilians got the better draw naturally but then would it of mattered if they had faced Italy or Spain in this semi-final? Probably not with the way they are brushing teams aside.

But lets not take anything away from Uruguay as they have also had a good campaign with only losing one game so far to the World Cup 2010 winners and no.1 ranked team, Spain. On top of that information Uruguay haven’t had the best of runs, losing 5 of their last 10 competitive international games. Perfect timing though has seen them turn up in style for this competition with wins over Nigeria and Tahiti.

Brazil v Uruguay Team News

Brazil Team News:

Confidence is through the roof for the Brazilians who have so far easily sailed past the competition, including contenders Italy who until meeting the Brazilians were having a lot of fun banging in the goals.

But then the Italians couldn’t of held too much hope having not beaten Brazil in over 30 years.Luiz Felipe Scolari’s young stars are already proving to be World Cup contenders with the likes of young Neymar who has so far grabbed himself 3 well taken goals as well as some outstanding performances.

Although David Luiz featured for most of the first half against Italy with a broken nose, we are still hoping to see the Chelsea man feature against Uruguay and then further on in the competition if Brazil do continue as predicted by many.

Likely Starting XI: (4-2-3-1) Julio Cesar; Alves, Thiago Silva, Dante, Filipe; Gustavo, Hernanes; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.

Uruguay Team News:

Uruguay need to head into this game forgetting about the 5 loses in the last 10 competitive international matches played. Oscar Tabarez’s men have won just 3 of those 10 and all coming in the month on June, with 2 of them earning them a place in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup. Although they recently lost to the worlds number 1 team, Spain.

They have still scored an impressive 11 goals and only conceded 3 and with the likes of Liverpool super star Suarez hitting 3 of them on his own you can guarantee him at least a few chances against the Brazilians, and knowing Saurez’s talent, he rarely misses when given the chance to extend his goal tally.

With the 26 year old recently becoming his countries all time top scorer, over taking the prolific Diego Forlan with the 2 goals he smashed past the hapless Tahiti, I can only imagine the goal hunger continuing and seeing him at least notch 1 past the Brazilians on Wednesday.

Likely Starting XI: (4-3-3) Muslera; Pereira, Luganp, Godin, Caceres; Arevalo, Gonzalez, Rodriques; Forlan, Suarez, Cavani.

Brazil v Uruguay Head to Head Statistics

06/06/2009 – WCQ Uruguay – Brazil 0 : 4
21/11/2007 – WCQ Brazil – Uruguay 2 : 1
10/07/2007 – COA Uruguay – Brazil 2 : 2
31/03/2005 – WCQ Uruguay – Brazil 1 : 1
22/07/2004 – COA Brazil – Uruguay 1 : 1

Wednesday night’s match action from Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto sees two South American teams clash their horns together in battle to progress to the Confederation Cup Final. With holders Brazil the more likely, we cannot dismiss Uruguay too easily as they are also a goal scoring team packed with prolific strikers who all know where the net is and more importantly how to put the ball into it.

But with Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team winning very easily so far, the world are all expecting one outcome with Brazil to head into the final and await which of the 2 European giants will meet them there. Over the years these 2 teams have played many times, so I have picked the last 5 head to head stats for your viewing.

Who Has The Advantage?

These stats are from the last 5 games played over a time period of nearly 10 years, with 2 of Brazil’s wins coming after extra time and penalties in Copa America (2004, 2007). The more recently wins have been a lot more clearer on the winning outcome with Brazil showing their dominance of world football in 2007 and 2009.

But since then these two sides have not met, which proves to be an exciting meeting where Uruguay may just wish to get one over the ex World Champions. This also plays both ways, with Brazil looking to regain their foothold on the world football scene and show that they will be favorites to become the 2014 World Cup winners.

Average Goals Per Game?

In the last 5 meetings 15 goals have been scored between the two sides, which gives us an average of 3 goals per game, and with the sides last 2 meetings it could prove to be close with 7 goals being scored.

Brazil v Uruguay Recent Form

Brazil: DWWWW
Uruguay: WWLWW

Both teams go head to head this Wednesday with their eyes firmly set on a place in the final, if Uruguay bring their A game and play well you could see a frightening strike force bang in just enough goals to rock the Brazilians. But then I always like an underdog. To be truthful any neutral will place their safe bet on Brazil cruising past Uruguay and expecting a final with World Cup Champions Spain.

Brazil v Uruguay Match Betting Odds Market.

Brazil are the clear favorite with the online bookmakers, which shouldn’t be surprising with their current run of form in the competition. The odds for a Brazil win, as match winners with a best price current available of 4/11 with Paddy Power.

Not bad from all bookmakers for the Draw, with a best price of 9/2 with Skybet which could prove to be good if Nigeria bring there A game. Especially as Skybet are offering all new customers a free £10 bet with no deposit required!

Uruguay have odds with a lot of potential if they did manage to beat the Brazilians. It could be well worth a small bet as the odds will certainly attract some interest from punters at a best price of 9/1 with Paddy Power.

Brazil v Uruguay Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

With everything taken into consideration, my own personal prediction would see Brazil come out easy winners here with a 3-0 comfortable win. With Neymar hitting the net on 3 occasions it could be worth a bet and have him as a first goal scorer so as my usual with have a cheeky bet on that!

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