International Friendly Preview: USA And Colombia Set To Lock Horns In Fierce Battle



Meanwhile, South Korea take on Uruguay and Brazil head to Saudi Arabia

Taking a break from the UEFA Nations League, South American nations are in international friendly action this coming Friday (12 October) as they gear up for the Copa América, set to be held in Brazil in June 2019. Colombia will meet the USA, while Uruguay face off against South Korea and Tite’s Brazil side had to the Middle East to take on Saudi Arabia.

First things first

Before you go any further, head on over to the Oddsshark website, find your favourite betting agency and get your own account up and running using your credit card. As a new customer and plenty of friendly matches to choose from, there should be a whole host of promotions and special offers available to you.

Where should I be investing my money?

First up, the USA are set to host Colombia in Tampa. The South Americans can come into this match feeling confident, having won the last three matches between these two teams – in total, Colombia have won seven of their 10 encounters against the USA.

The USA put a three-match winless streak to an end with their last match, a narrow, 1-0 win over Mexico. Colombia, meanwhile, held neighbours Argentina to a goalless draw.

And it is the Colombians who come in as the clear favourites to win this clash. The visitors are at just 1.95 to pick up a win on the road, while the USA, despite home advantage, are out at 4.33 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.50, according to Oddsshark.

A 2-1 win for the visitors is priced competitively at 9.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$45 pay out. You could also more than double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.20, while both teams to score comes in at 2.00.

Uruguay look to continue run of form against South Korea

On the same day, South Korea welcome two-time world champions Uruguay to Seoul. The hosts have never beaten their South American opponents – in seven previous meetings, Uruguay have won six, with the other game ending in a stalemate.

The last encounter between the pair was back in September 2014, with Uruguay emerging with a 1-0 win. And while Uruguay’s squad may be ageing, they still boast a technical quality far higher than that of the Koreans.

And unsurprisingly, it is Uruguay who come into the match as the favourites to continue their excellent run of form against South Korea. You can more than double your money by backing Uruguay to win again at a price of 2.35, with South Korea out at 3.00 to pick up their first ever victory against the South American side – a draw would look to be the least likely result, and is priced accordingly at 3.30.

A comfortable, 2-0 win for Uruguay is priced at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment. In addition, you could almost quadruple your money by backing Uruguay to win to nil (without South Korea scoring a goal) at a price of 3.75.

Brazil head to Saudi Arabia in search of third straight win

And finally, Tite and Brazil head to Riyadh to take on Saudi Arabia on Friday evening. The home side have lost five of their last seven matches across all competitions and cannot be relishing an encounter with one of the strongest international sides on the planet.

Brazil, by way of comparison, have lost just one of their last 15 games and will be fully expecting to extend that run in Riyadh. These two teams have met on four previous occasions, with the South American giants winning all four contests.

The last time the pair met was back in 2002, with Brazil merging with a 1-0 win. We could well see a bigger score line this time around.

Brazil come into the match as the clear favourites to pick up the win and are priced at just 1.12 to do so. Saudi Arabia, to give you an idea of the magnitude of their task, are at 17.00 to pick up their first ever win against Brazil – a draw is priced in the middle at 8.50.

Brazil managed  5-0 win against El Salvador last month, and you can back them to win by the same score line here at 11.00, which would give you more than a ten-fold return on your investment. You could double your money by backing a combo of a Brazil win and over 3.5 goals in the game at a price of 2.00.

International friendly fixtures:

Friday, 12 October

(4.33) USA x Colombia (1.95); draw (3.50)

(1.72) Mexico x Costa Rica (5.00); draw (3.40)

(1.66) Japan x Panama (4.75); draw (3.90)

(3.00) South Korea x Uruguay (2.35); draw (3.30)

(3.60) Qatar x Ecuador (1.95); draw (3.60)

(17.00) Saudi Arabia x Brazil (1.12); draw (8.50)



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