Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Uruguay will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Paraguay when they host Venezuela to their Estadio Centenario on Tuesday morning. La Celeste are eager to climb to automatic qualification places, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against El Vinotinto. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Luis Suarez, who scored the winner against La Albirroja.
Edinson Cavani has lost his place in the starting XI, with Benfica ace Nunez likely to start up front alongside Suarez in the 4-4-4-2 formation. Matias Vecino is banned for the hosts. Venezuela, on the other hand, rolled over Bolivia 4-1 on Salomon Rondon’s return to the starting line-up, but given their poor away record in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match.
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 (Venezuela):
The Venezuela national team is the member of South American CONMEBOL confederation competing at the international stage since 1938, at the same time fighting for glory and popularity in the country where baseball diverts all of the attention from the sport. With increased popularity of the FIFA World Cup the country found enough motivation and incentive to increase player development and fan support in order to strengthen the cult of the national football team.
However, South American minnows Venezuela have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and as of 2014 they remain the only CONMEBOL member not to achieve this feat. La Vinotinto have however appeared in 15 Copa America tournament with their first entry coming in 1967. Their best result was the fourth-place finish in 2011 and under the new leadership of Rafael Dudamet, Venezuela are looking for an upset at Copa America Centenario.
The most prominent player of the Venezuela national team is New York Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango who is the team’s top scorer and the player with most caps.