Conmebol matchday 9 was a rollercoaster ride of games and emotions, now the teams are back on schedule as they play matchday 6. Brazil continues their train ride to the World Cup with yet another victory over Chile, while Argentina defeated Venezuela 3-1.
Uruguay and Peru drew in a tight affair, while Ecuador took all three points against Paraguay near the death. Now all focus turns to the marquee match of matchday 6 the showdown between Brazil and Argentina in Sao Paulo. A win could push Brazil to the finish line and get them one step closer to the World Cup and get some revenge for the Copa America final.
The other four matches are equally as important and there is a lot to play for in Conmebol World Cup qualifying, here are our picks for these matches with the odds provided by DraftKings.
Brazil - Argentina
A showdown of showdowns both teams come into this match in first and second place respectively. Brazil (+130) is a better unit, while Argentina (+235) relies heavily on their individual talents to get them through games. Brazil is on a mission and look for them to get a hard-fought victory over the Copa America champions.
Ecuador - Chile
Ecuador (+110) at home is nearly impossible to beat, and Chile (+275) who continue to give up points don’t seem like a team that will get anything from Quito. It’s Ecuador’s game to lose and a win can give the Tricolors sole control of third place.
Paraguay - Colombia
Paraguay (+260) is coming off of a tough loss in Quito and need to get points badly against Colombia (+120) who tied Bolivia in a tough game in La Paz. That effort combined with Paraguay’s need for points might be a factor for both teams to draw this match at +225, it is not a bad payout.
Uruguay - Bolivia
Uruguay (-500) are heavy favorites against Bolivia (+1500), but Uruguay has not won in 4 matches and needs a win to get the monkey off their back. Bolivia looks like a good opponent to get back on track and stay the course for their fourth consecutive World Cup.
Perú - Venezuela
This is a must win game for Peru (-155) who need three points badly and have not won at home in qualification. Venezuela (+550) has nothing to lose and that makes them dangerous. Look for a shocking upset in Lima.