Longtime Rivalry Renewed
Argentina vs. Uruguay is one of South America’s best football rivalries. The two sides are currently the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. They’ll meet on Thursday as Argentina look to improve to a perfect 5-0. La Albiceleste, the defending World Cup champions, have won every match they’ve played in 2023. We’ll make some Argentina vs Uruguay predictions for this match in Buenos Aires and take a closer look at the odds.
Argentina have been a solid pick for soccer betting in this fixture lately. They’re on a three-game winning streak vs. Uruguay and kept shutouts in each of those matches. Argentina are also unbeaten in the last seven meetings and haven’t lost to Uruguay for over 10 years. In 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Lionel Messi, Rodrigo de Paul and Lautaro Martinez scored in a 3-0 win over Uruguay in Buenos Aires. La Albiceleste also picked up a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture in Montevideo.
Argentina Yet to Concede
Argentina have been flawless since winning the World Cup final last December. La Albiceleste have won their last eight games, in 90 minutes, and have kept clean sheets in each of them. Lionel Messi is playing as well as ever and scored twice in Argentina’s last match at Peru. Last month, Argentina defeated Paraguay 1-0 and Peru 2-0.
With four wins in four qualifiers, Argentina are in first place in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers standings. They’re also one of the most popular World Cup picks to repeat in 2026. Argentina’s attack is frankly ridiculous. Along with Messi, who leads the team with three qualifying goals, Lionel Scaloni can call on Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Nicolas Gonzalez and Lucas Ocampos.
Martinez has been in superb form for Inter Milan and is Serie A’s current top scorer. Meanwhile, Argentina have one of the most balanced midfields in international football, with Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez and Rodrigo de Paul. Plus, they’ve got reigning Yashin trophy winner Emi Martinez in goal. For November’s qualifiers, defenders Juan Foyth and Lisandro Martinez are out injured.
Suarez Returns for Uruguay
Last month, Uruguay got their first win over Brazil since 2001. Darwin Nunez opened up the scoring in the first half and Nicolas de la Cruz doubled La Celeste’s lead in the second half. Uruguay have had four difficult matches to open up their World Cup qualifying schedule and are currently 2-1-1. They defeated Brazil and Chile, drew at Colombia and lost at Ecuador.
Uruguay are yet to get a road win under Marcelo Bielsa but early signs have been promising. They’re in second place in CONMEBOL, behind Argentina, but most Argentina vs Uruguay predictions aren’t giving the visitors much of a chance to win this one. Although, De La Cruz has scored three goals in qualifiers, which equals Messi for the joint-lead.
Legendary striker Luis Suarez has also received his first call up under Bielsa for the matches at Argentina and vs. Bolivia. Defenders Jose Gimenez and Ronald Araujo and midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur have also returned from injuries recently. So, Uruguay have quite a strong side for their November matches.
Match Analysis & Odds
For Thursday’s match, Argentina are -190 favorites. La Albiceleste haven’t lost on home soil for seven years and that isn’t expected to change this week. Meanwhile, Uruguay are +500 underdogs for this one and a draw comes in at +295.
The first of our Argentina vs Uruguay predictions is that this will be a low-scoring match. Argentina haven’t conceded all year and this is a match that could easily turn into a dogfight. Under 2, 2.5 goals display -110 odds and five of the last seven matches between these teams have finished with two goals or fewer.
Bettors can also take Argentina -1 at -115 and Uruguay +1 at -110 odds. We think this will be a game that’s decided by a single goal and Argentina 1-0 at +500 odds isn’t the worst pick here.