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Ecuador vs Uruguay Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Experience key for Uruguay in World Cup qualifiers

  • Ecuador host Uruguay in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday
  • Match is being played in Quito at 10pm BST
  • Ecuador have lost their last 7 World Cup qualifiers
  • Uruguay have won their last 2 matches against Ecuador including a 4-0 win at Copa America
  • Uruguay have won 3 of their last 4 World Cup qualifiers
Uruguay Luis Suarez celebrate
Luis Suarez will lead Uruguay against Ecuador in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers (Getty Images)

Ecuador host Uruguay in a FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado. Luis Suárez is the main man in this one with the Uruguay striker set to star in Quito.

Ecuador Form


Ecuador were eliminated in the 2019 Copa America group stage with one point earned in three matches. A 4-0 defeat to Uruguay in the opening match set the tone.

La Tricolor played five friendlies between September and November 2019. Ecuador won 1-0 against Peru and 3-0 against Bolivia but a 6-1 defeat to Argentina was a worrying sign.

Ecuador responded with a 3-0 win against beating Trinidad and Tobago in Portoviejo. Alan Franco opened the scoring and Enner Valencia bagged a brace.

Ecuador’s last friendly was a 1-0 defeat to Colombia. Another 1-0 defeat came in their opening World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Friday.

Ecuador Team News


Gustavo Alfaro was appointed manager in August and this will be his second match in charge. 

Midfielders Fidel Martínez and Christian Noboa are the main players missing from the squad. 

Captain Enner Valencia is the focal point up front, the Fenerbahçe striker with 55 caps and 31 goals.

Ecuador Squad


Goalkeepers: Alexander Domínguez, Pedro Ortíz, Hernán Galíndez

Defenders: Robert Arboleda, Mario Pineida, Pervis Estupiñán, Xavier Arreaga, Félix Torres, Ángelo Preciado, Erick Ferigra

Midfielders: Renato Ibarra, Carlos Gruezo, Ángel Mena, Romario Ibarra, Jhegson Méndez, Junior Sornoza, Alan Franco, Gonzalo Plata, José Cifuentes, Moisés Caicedo

Forwards: Enner Valencia, Michael Estrada, Leonardo Campana

Uruguay Form


Uruguay reached the 2019 Copa America quarter-finals where they were eliminated by Peru. The match ended 0-0 a with Peru winning the penalty shootout.

Óscar Tabárez’s side played six friendlies from September to November 2019. They beat Costa Rica 2-1, Peru 1-0 and Hungary 2-1. Three draws came against United States (1-1), Peru (1-1) and Argentina (2-2). 

Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 at home in their opening World Cup qualifier. Luis Suárez opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Maxi Gómez with the winner in added time.

Uruguay Team News


Experienced goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, centre-back Jose Giminez and striker Edinson Cavani were not called up. 

Diego Godín is the captain and leader in central defence with 136 caps. Martín Cáceres is currently sitting on 99 caps.

Luis Suárez is the main man up front in Cavani’s absence, the Atletico Madrid striker scoring 60 goals in 114 internationals.

Uruguay Squad


Goalkeepers: Martín Silva, Martín Campaña, Rodrigo Muñoz

Defenders: Diego Godin, Martín Cáceres, Sebastián Coates, Matías Viña, Ronald Araújo, Agustín Oliveros, Damián Suárez

Midfielders: Nahitan Nández, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Lucas Torreira, Federico Valverde, Brian Rodríguez, Mauro Arambarri, Nicolás De La Cruz

Forwards: Luis Suárez, Jonathan Rodríguez, Maxi Gómez, Darwin Núñez, Diego Rossi

Ecuador vs Uruguay Head to Head


Uruguay have a 26-6 advantage against Ecuador with 6 draws in 38 matches. 

The last encounter was in the 2019 Copa America group stage. Uruguay won 4-0 in Belo Horizonte with Nicolás Lodeiro, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez on target.

Ecuador vs Uruguay Odds


Ecuador are 2.35 favourites at Unibet with Uruguay priced at 3.10 at bet365. A draw is available at 3.30.

Ecuador vs Uruguay Match Up


Ecuador’s defence is an issue with the seven defenders called up amassing 48 caps between them. Central defence is likely to include Robert Arboleda (17 caps) and Xavier Arreaga (7 caps).

Uruguay central defender and captain Diego Godín has earned 136 caps, defender Martín Cáceres 99 caps and striker Luis Suárez 114 caps.

Ecuador vs Uruguay Stats


  • Ecuador have lost their last 7 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Ecuador have failed to score in their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Uruguay have won their last 2 matches against Ecuador (all competitions).
  • Uruguay have won 3 of their last 4 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Uruguay are undefeated in their last 14 matches including friendlies.

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Where is Ecuador vs Uruguay being played?

Ecuador vs Uruguay is being played at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado in Quito, Ecuador.

When is Ecuador vs Uruguay being played?

Ecuador vs Uruguay is being played at 22:00 BST on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

What competition are Ecuador vs Uruguay playing in?

Ecuador vs Uruguay are playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Verdict

Uruguay have a far stronger side than Ecuador and can make it count in Quito.

Best Bet: Uruguay Double Chance @-166.67 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Uruguay Win Full Time Result @+210 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Luis Suarez Anytime Goalscorer @+240 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Luis Suarez First Goalscorer @+600 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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