After three months of pause, the 2022 FIFA World Cup's South American Qualifying Group Stage resumes with five matches on Thursday. Brazil will be looking to continue its winning streak on Matchday 7, after it finished 6-0-0 in qualifying with a 16-2 goal advantage. At 9 p.m., the Selecao will face Chile, which is ranked second in world behind Belgium. ET. Argentina is currently second in the standings. Venezuela will be taking on Argentina at 8 p.m. ET. Uruguay will face Peru at 9:15 p.m. ET. Matchday 7 will be a clash between Bolivia and Colombia at 4:45 p.m. ET followed by Ecuador vs. Paraguay, at 5:05 p.m. ET.
It is expected that the Peru vs. Uruguay matchup will be close. Caesars Sportsbook has the Peruvians listed as the +150 favorite. Uruguay is the +200 underdog. A draw is priced at +188 according to its latest FIFA World Cup South American Qualification odds. Before you lock in your picks for any of Thursday's games, you need to check out the predictions and best bets from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
Green worked in the betting industry for many years and became a professional handicapper and sports writer. He has also covered the game around the world. His European soccer picks are uncanny. Green has generated over $36,000 in $100 bettors' winnings since 2017-18, and has been keeping a close eye on soccer all around the world.
Predictions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup South American Qualifiers
Green is adamant that Brazil (-110) will defeat Chile on Thursday and maintain its winning streak. Although the squad is missing nine players, it still has many stars. Brazil's star player Neymar is still outstanding, while Casemiro and Marquinhos are solid in the middle with Brazil holding the back. Alisson and Ederson, the top goalkeepers in Chile, are both absent. However, Chile has not scored in any of its last four matches.
Chile lost 1-0 to Brazil in the Copa America match last week. It has not scored more than one goal in seven consecutive international matches. Brazil scored at least twice in five out of six qualifying matches. After its Copa America loss to Argentina, the Selecao is keen to return to work and begin a new run. Its 13-game winning streak (12-1-0) has ended. Green stated that Brazil could win the game even with key players absent.
How to pick 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Picks
Green has two more confident picks for Thursday. He also breaks down the key matches. Before you make any 2022 World Cup Qualifying selections, it is important to view his picks. He's only sharing his top picks here.