After the tournament's marquee matchup 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 when it hosts Peru at 8:30 p.m., and second-place Argentina (4-3-0) hosts Bolivia at 7:30 p.m. The remaining three 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.
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 you bet any of Thursday's games or make any South American Qualifier predictions, you MUST see what proven soccer insider Martin Green is saying.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. 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 world.
Now Green has released his best bets for Thursday's Conmebol South American Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
We can tell you Green is expecting 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. It 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.
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. The Under has paid in six of the past seven meetings between the teams. "Thursday's game between Colombia and Chile is therefore unlikely to be a classic," Green tells SportsLine.
The proven soccer insider has locked in three other confident best bets for Thursday, including a plus-money play on Ecuador vs. Uruguay, and breaks down the key matches! You ABSOLUTELY need to see his predictions before finalizing any World Cup Qualifying picks of your own.
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