After Argentina vs. Brazil was suspended on Sunday, all 10 teams are back in action Thursday when the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s South American Qualifying group stage continues. The highly anticipated Argentina vs. Brazil match was halted seven minutes in because Brazilian health authorities determined four Argentine players violated coronavirus protocols. Brazil (7-0-0) will try to maintain its perfect record in Conmebol World Cup Qualifying when it hosts Peru at 8:30 p.m. ET, and second-place Argentina (4-3-0) hosts Bolivia at 7:30 p.m. ET. The remaining three 2022 World Cup Qualifying matches should all be tight battles, with Uruguay facing Ecuador and Paraguay taking on Venezuela, both at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Colombia and Chile squaring off at 7 p.m. ET.
Ecuador is in third place in the standings, one point ahead of Uruguay, but Caesars Sportsbook lists Uruguay as the -120 favorite in its latest 2022 World Cup Qualifying odds. Ecuador is a +340 underdog, with a draw priced at +225 and the over-under for total goals scored set at 2.5. Before betting any of Thursday’s game or making any South American World Cup Qualifying predictions, you need to check out the predictions and best bets from international soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been uncanny. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now Green has released his best bets for the Thursday’s South American Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks.
Top 2022 FIFA World Cup South American Qualifiers predictions
One of Green’s best bets for Thursday: He expects the Colombia vs. Chile match to come in under the 2.5 goal total (-162). Neither team has been lighting up the scoreboard, and Chile has not scored in its past four games. Chile played nearly 30 minutes with a man advantage after an Ecuador player was sent off Sunday, but Chile still struggled to create chances in the 0-0 draw. La Roja will be missing its top two all-time international goal-scorers, with Alexis Sanchez (46 goals) out injured and Eduardo Vargas (40) on a booking suspension.
Colombia, meanwhile, has scored more than one goal just once in its past nine matches. Colombia has just three rostered players with more than five international goals, while Chile has two. And the stars are aging, with 35-year-old Radamel Falcao (35 goals) the top Colombian threat and Chile counting on 34-year-old Arturo Vidal (32). The under has paid off in six of the past seven meetings between the teams.
How to make 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier picks
Green has locked in other confident best bets for Thursday, including a plus-money play on Ecuador vs. Uruguay. Be sure to see what he has to say before finalizing any 2022 World Cup Qualifying picks. He’s only sharing his top picks here.
So who should you back in Thursday’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to get the top picks for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Conmebol Qualifiers, all from the expert who has generated well over $36,000 since the 2017-18 season, and find out.