Soccer Picks: Uruguay vs. Jordan World Cup Qualifier

Nila Amerova

Monday, November 18, 2013 2:08 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 2:08 PM UTC

Uruguay are sure to feature on the world stage in Brazil. So where are the value soccer picks to be had? Let’s find out. 

Uruguay runaway favourites

Uruguay are jaw-dropping -1200 favourites to win outright at Bet365 when they host Jordan in the second leg at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, and for good reason having disembowelled the Jordanians 5-0 in Amman last week to figuratively punch their ticket to Brazil. It’s only a matter of a few days before they literally do just that.

The way Jordan was outclassed, outmuscled and outscored in Amman, leaves absolutely no hope for recovery, evinced by the whopping soccer odds of +2000 to win outright that sportsbooks have awarded them.

To erase a five-away-goal advantage against a superior Uruguay, a team that boasts enviable talent in Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Co., is a task just too big for almost any team, no matter their football pedigree. And undoubtedly, it is bigger than Jordan is. It’s a formality, no matter how bittersweet the occasion most assuredly is going to be for both sides.

Uruguay vs. Jordan betting tips and picks

Since we can safely assume the win is out of Jordan’s reach in every sense, it leaves Uruguay as the obvious soccer pick to win outright. But at -1200 soccer odds it promises next to no return on investment and so we must ferret out some better soccer picks to pad your pockets with as well.

The best Jordan can hope to achieve in Montevideo is to strike a respectable note. On either a draw or narrow defeat since winning is out of their reach in every sense. The draw is trading at tempting +1000 soccer odds while a narrow 1-0 or 2-0 defeat is going for +900 and +550 at Bet365.

If the first leg were any indication, sadly a draw is most likely just out of reach as a win. So is for that matter a narrow defeat given the merciless mood that struck them in Amman. So by a process of elimination, it leaves Jordan with virtually no hope of anything really save for a more sympathetic inclination by the South American giants. As if. You kind of feel sorry for Jordan already don’t you.

In fact, sportsbooks are portraying a rather brutal day for Jordan, favouring a 3-0 score to Uruguay the best with +450 soccer odds. Even a 4-0 score is trading at +600 at Bet365, which is a result at lower odds than a 1-0 win is. However a repeat of the 5-0 outcome is tipped at par with a 1-0 result, at +900 soccer odds at Bet365. All these scores will be nicely complemented by the Over 2.5 at -333.

If you are inclined towards Uruguay riding roughshod over Jordan (which is entirely possible) before their home fans the 6-0 or 7-0 score lines are quite attractively priced at +1600 and +3300. An 8-0 score is delightfully priced at +5000.

The expectation of a comprehensive performance by Uruguay features in every aspect of this game. The double result offers a Uruguay win in both halves at -333. And the huge difference in price between that result and the next best option, which is a draw-Uruguay win at +300, is rather telling.

Soccer Betting Verdict: Uruguay is headed to Brazil. The only outcome that needs to be decided is how high will the aggregate total be when all is said and done.

Soccer Free Picks: Uruguay to win outright at -1200; Over 2.5 at -333

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Bonus Soccer Free Picks: 7-0 or 8-0 score in favour of Uruguay. 

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