CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying is getting down to the wire, as the second round of games begin, Colombia - Ecuador, Brazil - Uruguay, and Argentina - Peru are three of the main matches of matchday 12 set to kick off on Thursday.
For Brazil, it has been a fairly easy ride towards Qatar 2022, while for Uruguay the road has been up and down and in between. Ecuador who has been Jekyll and Hyde sit in qualification positions but many back in Quito are not happy with the team’s run of form. Colombia, who looked DOA after a rough start, are back in qualification territory.
Then you have Peru, who against Lionel Messi and Argentina, have no more room for mistakes. They need three points to keep their World Cup chances alive. Here are the best picks for these three critical CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying matches, odds provided by DraftKings.
Colombia - Ecuador
Colombia (-140) is riding high after two critical points against Uruguay and Brazil, while Ecuador (+425) dropped a massive game to Venezuela. Colombia has historically had Ecuador’s number at home and given both team’s form look for Colombia to take this one.
Brazil - Uruguay
Brazil (-205) is undefeated in qualifying and have been up to the challenge against every opponent. At the moment only Colombia has been able to get points from Brazil. Uruguay (+600) have once again hit a wall, after a draw and a blowout loss to Argentina. While Uruguay likes to rise to the occasion it won’t be enough, and Brazil should defeat the hobbled Uruguayans.
Argentina - Peru
No team in the world has bigger moral than Argentina (-370) who remain at home in Buenos Aires against Peru (+1100). Peru has a lot of fight but this Argentine squad is too in control right now and should defeat Peru.