Peru vs Uruguay World Cup 2014 Qualifying Betting Preview Sept 6th, 2013

Published on September 6th, 2013 8:41 pm EST

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Peru will play host to Uruguay on Friday evening in a very important game between two teams that are battling to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Here are the current standings in the CONMEBOL bracket of the 2014 World Cup qualifying process:

Argentina, 26 points
Columbia, 26 points
Ecuador, 21 points
Chile, 21 points
Uruguay, 16 points
Venezuela, 16 points
Peru, 14 points
Paraguay, 11 points
Bolivia, 10 points

The top four teams in this group will automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the fifth place team will square off in an inter-confederational playoff against a team from Asia.

In short - there is an extremely important game for both teams. Peru could move into fifth place with a win on Friday evening, while Uruguay could move within two points of fourth place Chile with a victory.

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Here are the odds for tonight's match:

Peru, 2.90
Draw, 3.00
Uruguay, 2.62

As you can see, these odds are extremely close, with Uruguay having the very slight edge.

A successful $100 wager on each outcome would yield the following potential profits:

Peru, $190
Draw, $200
Uruguay, $162

According to the oddsmakers, these are the four most likely outcomes of Friday evening's game:

Draw 1-1, 6.50
Uruguay 1-0, 7.50
Peru 1-0, 8.00
Draw 0-0, 8.50

Again, you can see how close this game is expected to be just by looking at the likeliest outcomes of the match.

Here are the two players from each side who are likeliest to score on Friday evening:

Paolo Guerrero, 2.75
Claudio Pizarro, 2.75

Luis Suarez, 2.50
Edinson Cavani, 2.87

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Finally, the over/under line for this match is currently set at 2.5 goals:

Under 2.5 Goals, 1.60
Over 2.5 Goals, 2.25

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Can one of these teams win on Friday night and give themselves a tremendous boost towards making the World Cup? If so, who?

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