FIFA World Cup Qualifying Games : CONMEBOL has Brazil on Top for the Moment

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Games : CONMEBOL has Brazil on Top for the Moment

Key CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches happen on Thursday, Oct 7. Colombia takes on Uruguay, Argentina battles Paraguay, and Chile throws down against Peru. Brazil is a massive moneyline and handicap favorite against Venezuela. Keep reading for Soccer odds, analysis, and free picks for CONMEBOL WC qualifying matches happening on Thursday.   

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Games – CONMEBOL – Oct. 7 

 

Argentina -166 vs. Paraguay +500

When: Thursday, Oct. 7

Copa American Champion Argentina is in no danger of missing out on next year’s World Cup. Argentina has won 5 straight, including beating Venezuela 3-1 on Sep. 2 and trouncing Bolivia 3-0 on Sep. 9 in a pair of FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches.

Paraguay is much better than either Venezuela or Bolivia. But the Argentinians are on fire. FIFA’s #6 ranked team in the world should roll to an easy victory.

Soccer Pick: Argentina

 

Colombia +295 vs. Uruguay +103

When: Thursday, Oct. 7

Uruguay is on track. After drawing with Peru on Sep. 2, the Uruguayans won 2 straight, beating Bolivia 4-2 and Ecuador 1-0. Luis Suarez didn’t play in either match, which means Uruguay is winning with their younger talent.

Colombia shows a couple of wins and a couple of draws in their last 4. The Colombian’s beat Chile 3-1 in their last match, a WC qualifier, on Sep. 9.

Because this happens on Uruguay’s pitch, they should win this. But Colombia is in very good form. We’ll go for the draw.  

Soccer Pick: Draw  

 

Brazil -1 ½ (-108) vs. Venezuela +1 ½ (-121)

When: Thursday, Oct. 7

Venezuela is on a 4-match losing streak. Not only that, but in the last head-to-head, a Copa America match in mid-June, Brazil dominated Venezuela 3-0.

The Brazilians have won 4-of-5 with a loss. The loss happened in the Copa America Finals versus rival Argentina. Venezuela isn’t close to being on Argentina’s level, which is why Brazil will cover the handicap.

Soccer Pick: Brazil

 

Bolivia +2 ½ (-178) vs. Ecuador -2 ½ (+132)

When: Thursday, Oct. 7

Bolivia is so bad that Ecuador, who has a victory, 2 losses, and 2 draws in their last 5, is -2 ½ on the handicap. On March 29, Ecuador beat Bolivia 2-1 in an international friendly.

Because this match means more than the last head-to-head, Ecuador should be more aggressive. But Bolivia has lost a single match by at least 3 goals in their last 5, and that was to Argentina.

Still, the Bolivians are impossible to back at -178. We know this won’t be a draw and Ecuador is too much of a favorite on the moneyline. The only bet we’ve got is on the Ecuadoreans to win this by 3 or more.

Soccer Pick: Ecuador

 

Chile +180 vs. Peru +160

When: Thursday, Oct. 7

Peru had a fantastic Copa America, losing 3-2 versus Colombia in the third-place match. Since the surprising Copa performance, the Peruvians have played well, beating Venezuela, drawing against Uruguay, and losing 2-0 to Brazil.

Chile shows 3 losses and a draw in their last 5. However, Chile beat Peru 2-0 in the last head-to-head.

No doubt, Peru has the edge because this happens on their pitch. There isn’t enough of an odds difference to go against the home squad.

Soccer Pick: Peru


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