Uruguay (URU) will host Argentina (ARG) in their upcoming CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers match at Estadio Campeón del Siglo in Montevideo, Uruguay on Saturday, November 13. The match will kick off at 4:30 AM IST.
Under head coach Óscar Tabárez, La Celeste head into the fixture under some pressure after suffering consecutive defeats against Brazil (1-4) and Argentina (0-3).
The Diego Godin-led Uruguay team are currently placed fifth in the CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier standings with 16 points from 12 matches. They need to win soon in order to stay in contention for an automatic qualification spot for next year’s FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.
Argentina, on the other hand, have been in scintillating form and are currently on a 25-match unbeaten streak under manager Lionel Scaloni.
However, La Albiceleste are currently fretting over the availability of their captain Lionel Messi, who is nursing a knee injury. Messi missed two games recently for his French club Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and is racing against time to be fit for the Uruguay game.
URU vs ARG Dream11 Prediction
Apart from Brazil, Argentina are the only other unbeaten side in the ongoing CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup qualifiers 2022, with seven wins and four draws in 11 matches so far. La Albiceleste have also registered two convincing victories against Uruguay in their last two matches.
Furthermore, Argentina have won 89 matches against Uruguay in all competitions while La Celeste have secured 57 victories and 45 games have ended in draws. Going by past record and recent form, Argentina are expected to add three more points to their tally and inch closer to FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification.
URU vs ARG Dream11 team tips for CONMEBOL World Cup 2022 qualifiers
Top tip: Best forward
Since Lionel Messi is still doubtful for the Uruguay game, one must pick star forward Luis Suarez in your fantasy football team. The 34-year-old striker has already scored five goals for Uruguay in the CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers besides bagging seven goals for Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Luis Suarez is expected to trouble the Argentine defence on Saturday.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Rodrigo De Paul played an instrumental role in helping Argentina clinch the Copa America title earlier this year. The Atletico Madrid midfielder has made 13 appearances for La Albiceleste in 2021 and managed to score two important goals for Argentina. De Paul will look to take control of the midfield on Saturday and help his side secure three valuable points.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Amongst defenders, picking Argentina centre-back Cristian Romero in your fantasy team is a no-brainer. The young defender has played a pivotal role in helping Argentina concede just six goals in 11 FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier matches, keeping as many as six clean sheets. He will once again play an important role for Argentina in order to stop the likes of Luis Suarez.
Meanwhile, Argentina custodian Emiliano Martinez pips Fernando Muslera of Uruguay for the goalkeeper spot. Martinez has been one of the standout players for Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina and he has made some stunning saves in recent matches to help his side keep clean sheets.
URU vs ARG probable playing XI
URU probable XI (4-4-2): Fernando Muslera (goalkeeper); Nahitan Nandez, Sebastian Coates, Diego Godin (captain), Matias Vina; Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Nicolas De la Cruz; Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez
ARG probable XI (4-2-3-1): Emiliano Martinez (goalkeeper); Nahuel Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcus Acuna; Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul; Angel Di Maria (captain), Paulo Dybala, Giovani Lo Celso; Lautaro Martinez
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