Before South American soccer teams hit the pitch at the 2020 Copa America, they’re playing a few FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches. The most intriguing contest has Chile taking on Argentina. The Thursday match highlights a great day of WC qualifying action. On Friday, Brazil throws down against Ecuador. Check out FIFA World Cup Qualifiers odds, analysis, and free picks for this week’s CONMENBOL World Cup Qualifying matches.
CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying Matches to Bet On This Week
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – CONMEBOL
- When: Thursday, June 3- Friday, June 4
Thursday, June 3rd Matches
- Venezuela +272 / Bolivia -121
In the last head-to-head, Venezuela dominated Bolivia 4-1. Although the match happened a while ago, October 2019, recent form suggests road squad Venezuela has a shot. Bolivia has 4 losses and a draw in their last 5, including losing 4 World Cup qualifiers. Venezuela has lost 3-of-4 WC qualifying matches. But the Venezuelans beat Chile 2-1 in their last match.
Soccer Pick: Venezuela
- Paraguay +368 / Uruguay -161
In this spot, it’s difficult to go against Uruguay. FIFA ranks Uruguay ninth in the world, a spot behind Argentina, and a spot ahead of Mexico and Germany. Atletico Madrid player Luis Suarez and Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde makes for a strong duo. Paraguay is a decent soccer team. But they shouldn’t stand up to the pressure Valverde and Suarez will put on their backers.
Soccer Pick: Uruguay
- Chile +430 / Argentina -230
On paper, Argentina easily wins this. Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, and Sergio Aguero play for two of the top European clubs in the world. Messi throws down for Barcelona. Di Maria hits the pitch for Paris Saint-Germain, and Aguero recently signed to play with Barcelona. But motivation means something. Sometimes, Argentina doesn’t play with a lot of motivation, Chile, though, always seems to play hard. The draw is possible.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Colombia +119 / Peru +222
When Colombia and Peru throw down, it will be a battle between a couple of struggling soccer clubs. Last November, Colombia lost both of their FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches. Neither was close. Uruguay dominated the Colombians 3-0. Ecuador blasted Colombia 6-1. Peru has lost 3 straight WC qualifiers. Peru knows they must win this to have any shot of making next year’s World Cup. Because they’re motivated, the home team should show up big time.
Soccer Pick: Peru
Friday, June 4th Match
- Ecuador +1 ½ (-104) / Brazil -1 ½ (-105)
Brazil and Ecuador are on fire. The Brazilians have won 5 straight. Ecuador has won 4 straight. Brazil should win this match. But Ecuador is a better than decent play on the handicap. The Ecuadorians can score and the defense is solid, which means Brazil wins by a single goal. We’re backing Ecuador at +1 ½.
Soccer Pick: Ecuador