The 2022 FIFA World Cup's South American Qualifying group stage picks back up after almost three months off with five matches on Thursday. Brazil will try to maintain its perfect winning mark on Matchday 7 after going 6-0-0 with a 16-2 advantage in goals so far in qualifying. The Selecao, ranked second in the world behind Belgium, face Chile at 9 p.m. ET. Argentina is second in the standings and takes on Venezuela at 8 p.m. ET, while Uruguay has a tough battle with Peru at 9 p.m. ET. Bolivia against Colombia kicks off Matchday 7 at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Ecuador vs. Paraguay at 5 p.m. ET.
The Peru vs. Uruguay matchup is expected to be a tight one. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Peruvians as the +150 favorite, while Uruguay is the +200 underdog and a draw is priced at +188 in its latest FIFA World Cup South American Qualifying 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.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been uncanny. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now Green has released his best bets for Matchday 7 of the South American Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks.
Top 2022 FIFA World Cup South American Qualifiers predictions
One of Green's best bets for Thursday: He fully expects Brazil (-110) to overpower Chile and keep its win streak intact. The squad is missing nine players who weren't released by their Premier League clubs, but it has plenty of stars. Neymar remains a standout, and Brazil is solid down the middle, with Casemiro in midfield and Marquinhos holding down the back. Top goalkeepers Alisson and Ederson are missing, but Chile has failed to score in three of the last four meetings.
Chile's last international match was a 1-0 Copa America setback to Brazil, and it hasn't scored more than one goal in seven straight games. Brazil has scored at least twice in five of the six qualifying matches. The Selecao is eager to get back to work and start another run after its 1-0 loss to Argentina in the Copa America final snapped a 13-game unbeaten streak (12-1-0). "Even with key players missing, Brazil should be able to win this game," Green told SportsLine.
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Green has locked in two other confident best bets for Thursday and breaks down all the key matches. You really need to see his picks before finalizing any 2022 World Cup Qualifying picks. He's only sharing his top picks here.
So who should you back in Thursday's FIFA World Cup Qualifiers? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see Thursday's top picks, all from the expert who has generated well over $36,000 since the 2017-18 season.