Brazil national team host Uruguay in the fifth round of World Cup-2018 qualifiers. The match will be played in Resifi on Saturday, March 26th.
The start of the qualifying campaign isn’t that successful for famous Brazilian team. They are currently third in the standings with 7 points after 4 matchdays with 7-4 aggregate goal difference. Brazil failed in last year Copa America after elimination in the quarterfinal against Paraguay in penalty shootout. Despite all these troubles Brazil don’t lose at own stadiums since World Cup-2014 when they lost to the Netherlands 0-3 on July 12th. The unbeaten home run consists of 8 matches with 8-1 overall goal difference in these games.
Oscar Tabares’ team have started qualifying campaign quite confidently, taking 9 out of 12 possible points, beating Bolivia on the road 2-0 and Colombia and Chile at home 3-0 both. Uruguay are currently second in the table with 9 points and 9-2 goal difference. Suarez and Co aren’t that confident on the road as they lost 4 and won 3 out of 7 away matches last year with 5-5 goal difference.
Today’s hosts have advantage in the head-to-head record between these national teams. Brazila are undefeated in recent 7 of these matches as their last defeat to Uruguay was recorded in July 2001. However, even in the view of such disappointing record, Uruguay have skilled forwards like Cavani and Suarez so they can cause troubles to the Pentacampeones.
Prediction for the match: Uruguay to score.