Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Uruguay and Ecuador take on each other at Estadio Centenario in what is expected to be an entertaining World Cup qualifier. La Tri aim to retain their spot in top four, but beating Uruguay on the road is easier said than done. First-choice goalkeeper Hernan Galindez is likely to miss the game through injury, while midfielder Junior Sornoza is out of contention through suspension. Keep in mind that the likes of Damian Diaz, Alexander Dominguez, and Christian Oboa have been left out of the squad.
La Celeste, on the other hand, will be without key attackers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in Friday’s qualifier, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Flamengo ace Giorgian de Arrascaeta should keep his place up front after scoring a brace in the 4-2 win over Bolivia.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
Highlighted Team (Ecuador):
Ecuador had endured difficult times in footballing terms having been considered to be one of the more struggling football nations in South America, but the Tri have managed to transform themselves into a team that can never be taken lightly at the international scene.
Ecuador has taken part in three of the 22 World Cups with 12 position they achieved in 2006 in Germany being their best result so far. La Tricolor head into Copa America Centenario tied at the top of CONMEBOL’s World Cup qualifying table and their chances of making it through from group B have been increased with good results and alike performances.
Ivan Hurtado played for El Tri since 1992 to 2014 and former centre-back remains the most capped international with 168 games to his name. Ecuador captain Walter Ayovi is the active player with most games in the national team, while Felipe Caicedo with 19 goals is the top scorer of Gustavo Quinteros’ side.