BANGKAPOS.COM - Brazil will look to return to winning ways in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay in Montevideo on Wednesday (18/10/2023).

Brazil came into this game with a 1-1 draw against Venezuela, while Uruguay also shared points last time out, drawing 2-2 with Colombia in Barranquilla.

Uruguay have appeared in the last four World Cup finals, finishing fourth in 2010 before reaching the round of 16 and quarter-finals in 2014 and 2018 respectively.

However, the Sky Blues had a disappointing 2022 campaign in Qatar, failing to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time since 2002.

Marcelo Bielsa's team has won 1 and drawn 1 of the 3 2026 World Cup qualifiers so far and is in fourth place in the table with a total of four points. It is five points lower than the leader Argentina and three points lower than Brazil. Second place ahead of next series matches.

Uruguay beat Chile 3-1 in their opening match on September 9, but lost away to Ecuador and drew 2-2 with Colombia in their last game.

Bielsa's side were minutes away from losing to Colombia, but Liverpool's Darwin Nunez scored a late penalty that could have been a crucial point for the visitors.

Preview

In the last 5 matches, Uruguay managed to win 3 matches, 1 match was drawn and 1 match was lost.

So far, both teams have scored a goal in the last 5 matches, Uruguay have scored a goal in 4 matches and 1 match has ended without a goal.

Uruguay have scored 12 goals and conceded 6 goals in their last 5 games.

In the last 5 matches, Brazil has won 3 matches, 1 match ended in a draw and lost 1 match.

So far, both teams have scored in their last 5 matches. Brazil has scored 4 goals in 4 matches, and 1 match without a goal.

Brazil have scored 13 goals and conceded 7 goals in their last 5 games.

Prediction of player lineup

Uruguay: Mele; Nandez, R. Araujo, Caceres, M. Oliveira; Ugarte, Valverde; C. Oliveira, De La Cruz, Rodriguez; Nunez

Brazil: Ederson; Couto, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Arana; Guimaraes, Gerson; Rodrigo, Neymar, Vinicius; Richarlison

Result prediction

Uruguay 1-2 Brazil

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