Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Liga Deportivo Universitaria when Ecuador and Uruguay face each other in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Ecuador aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Argentina, and seeing that they are tough to beat at home, we predict that los Tricolores are going to grab something from Tuesday’s match. Experienced attacker Enner Valencia should keep his place up front, alongside Mena Delgado.
La Celeste, on the other hand, kicked off their qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Chile. New Manchester United signing Edinson Cavani is out of contention for the visitors, and, in his absence, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Luis Suarez. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards in Quito, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Jefferson Montero):
The 26-year-old Jefferson Montero is a lightning quick winger who plays for Swansea City in the English Premier League. After starting his career in the youth ranks at Emelec, Montero made his senior professional debut with them. But his first real impact was at Independiente Valle, which brought him a contract with Villarreal in 2009.
Montero, however, struggled to establish himself at the Spanish club and spent his time on loans with Levante and Real Betis. He then moved to Liga MX club Morelia, where he would go on to play more than 60 games in two years. His pace and guile caught the attention of Swansea who brought him to Premier League in 2014.
Montero was part of the 2007 Pan American Games winning Ecuador team – the first international trophy for the nation. He made his full debut in 2010 and has 56 caps and 10 goals to his credit so far.
Highlighted Team (Uruguay):
La Celeste are one of the most successful South American nations. Uruguay are frequently the champions of the continent having most recently won the tournament in 2011. They have won the Copa America a record 15 times including the first ever edition of the competition in 1916, while the team has also won FIFA World Cup in two occasions including the inaugural competition in 1930 when they defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final as hosts.
Their second World Cup title came in 1950 when Uruguay and Brazil played a legendary match which recorded a higher attendance than any other football match in the history of the game. Uruguay is the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup by population, but La Celeste are proud of their football heritage which yielded some of the best footballers in the world over the course of history.
Most notable player of the current selection is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is also the team’s top scorer with 45 goals to his name.