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Uruguay vs Ecuador Predictions & Tips - Home advantage key in World Cup qualifier

  • Uruguay vs Ecuador preview, predictions & tips
  • The World Cup qualifier is being played in Montevideo (11.30pm BST)
  • Ecuador have lost 8 of their last 10 World Cup qualifiers on the road
  • Can Uruguay continue their solid home record in Montevideo?
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Uruguay host Ecuador in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday (Getty)
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Eddy Tora 08 Sep 2021
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Uruguay vs Ecuador Predictions


Uruguay regularly win at home in the World Cup qualifiers while Ecuador are poor on the road. I am backing La Celeste to win in Montevideo.
  • Uruguay vs Ecuador Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Uruguay Form
  • Uruguay Squad & Team News
  • Ecuador Form
  • Ecuador Squad & Team News
  • Uruguay vs Ecuador Live Stream FAQ


  • Uruguay have won 11 of their last 15 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Uruguay have won 7 of their last 10 home matches against Ecuador (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Ecuador have lost 8 of their last 10 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Uruguay have a 26-7 advantage against Ecuador with 6 draws in 39 matches.

Uruguay Form


Uruguay reached the Copa America quarter-finals where they suffered a penalty shootout defeat to Colombia.

Óscar Tabárez’s side returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw in Peru. They had 35% possession with Giorgian de Arrascaeta scoring the equaliser in Lima.

La Celeste won 4-2 at home against Bolivia on Monday. De Arrascaeta scored twice with Federico Valverde and Agustín Álvarez on target in Montevideo.

Uruguay have been strong at home in the World Cup qualifiers since 2013, winning 11 of their last 15 matches on home soil.

Uruguay Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martín Campaña, Sergio Rochet
Defenders: Diego Godín (captain), Martín Cáceres, José Giménez, Matías Viña, Giovanni González, Ronald Araújo, Joaquín Piquerez
Midfielders: Matías Vecino, Nahitan Nández, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Federico Valverde, Gastón Pereiro, Mauro Arambarri, Fernando Gorriarán, Manuel Ugarte
Forwards: Jonathan Rodríguez, Maxi Gómez, Brian Rodríguez, Agustín Álvarez Martínez, Federico Martínez, David Terans

Sebastián Coates and Luis Suárez are injured while Edinson Cavani wasn’t called up.

Sergio Rochet, Joaquín Piquerez, Manuel Ugarte, Agustín Álvarez Martínez, Federico Martínez and David Terans were called up for the first time.

Matías Viña is doubtful.

Giorgian De Arrascaeta has scored three goals in his last two internationals.

Ecuador Form


Ecuador failed to win a game at Copa America. They registered three draws and two defeats, losing 3-0 against Argentina in the quarter-finals.

Gustavo Alfaro’ side got back to the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 home win against Paraguay. Félix Torres and Michael Estrada were on target in Quito, scoring in the 88th and 95th minutes.

La Tricolor drew 0-0 against Chile on Sunday. They held on bravely after Júnior Sornoza was sent off in the 63rd minute.

Ecuador have to improve on the road in the World Cup qualifiers where they have lost eight of their last 10 away matches.

Ecuador Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Pedro Ortiz, Hernán Galíndez, Moisés Ramírez
Defenders: Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán, Diego Palacios, Piero Hincapié, Félix Torres, Fernando León, Byron Castillo, Franklin Guerra, José Andrés Hurtado
Midfielders: Ángel Mena, Sebastián Méndez, Dixon Arroyo, Damián Díaz, Gonzalo Plata, José Cifuentes, Joao Rojas, Junior Sornoza, Fernando Gaibor, Jhojan Julio, Alan Franco, Moisés Caicedo
Forwards: Enner Valencia, Leonardo Campana, Michael Estrada, Brayan Angulo, Washington Corozo

Hernán Galíndez is doubtful and Júnior Sornoza is suspended.

Moisés Ramírez, Byron Castillo, Franklin Guerra, José Andrés Hurtado and Washington Corozo were called up for the first time.

Enner Valencia has scored 31 goals in 63 internationals.

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Verdict

Uruguay do their best work at home in the World Cup qualifiers while Ecuador regularly lose on the road. With Giorgian de Arrascaeta in great form, I am backing a home win in Montevideo.

Best Bet: Uruguay Win Full Time Result $1.85 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units

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