iBet: Expect goals at both ends in South American clash
Brazil V Uruguay, kick off 8pm, BBC1
Back both teams to score at 5/6
Brazil are not a team to be putting your mortgage on in friendlies, but the level of Uruguay’s task tonight is highlighted by Brazil having not lost a competitive match on home soil for 40 years! The home side seem to have something of a love affair with the competition, having won the last two, and in Neymar they do seem to have a superstar in the making.
Brazil have looked irresistible going forward and have scored at least two goals in their last seven matches, a period during which they have notched 20 goals. However, they are 4/11 on to win the game in 90 minutes (Uruguay 8/1) and we will have to look elsewhere for a working man’s price. One interesting market is the 6/5 available for Brazil to score after the 74th minute, something they have done in seven of their last eight games. However, perhaps the best bet is that both teams will score. Uruguay will be led by Luis Suarez, who is their all-time top striker with 35 goals. They have failed to score only once in their last 10 internationals and I’ll take the 5/6 that there are goals at both ends.
We landed our bet on the Lions in the first Test but let’s be honest, we were lucky. If Australia had a kicker they would have won, so perhaps it’s something of a surprise to see the Lions priced up even shorter for the second Test this Saturday than they were for the first at 4/7, with Australia available at 7/4 and the draw 20/1.
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