Uruguay vs Colombia, Copa America 2021, Date: Saturday, 3 July 2021, Kick-off at 23:00 UK and Venue: Estádio Nacional de Brasília.
Uruguay managed to finish second in Group B with wins in their last two games. Their start to the campaign was bitter, as they were defeated by Argentina by a single unanswered goal, which was followed by a draw against Chile.
Since then, they have gained confidence, especially in their defense. However, one issue that could be bothering fans is his offense performance.
Despite having two of the best forwards in the world in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez, the team has been struggling to find the back of the net. Gaffer Oscar Tabarez will have to figure out how to unlock these two beasts soon.
Meanwhile, Colombia has done its best to get back to its 2014 form, when it made a deep run at the World Cup. but so far they have not been able to follow the course.
They were fortunate to have qualified for knockouts, after losing their last two group stage matches. They also have a poor h2h record against this rival, and especially so recently.
By the looks of it, Uruguay is expected to advance to the Cup semi-finals with a victory this Saturday.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Head to head (h2h)
- The last match had ended with a 0-3 victory for Uruguay.
- They were undefeated in ten of their last twelve meetings, and they had also registered eight of the
past ten overall victories.
- He has scored two or more goals in every game since 2015.
- The team had kept a clean sheet in three of the five previous meetings.
Uruguay might have struggled to post wins consistently lately, but it should be noted that they have rarely lost during that time. In fact, in the last three years, they have only lost to three teams.
Once each against Argentina and Brazil, and the third defeat had come against Ecuador, in Ecuador, on their high ground. The third defeat cannot really be accounted for. The best teams in the world struggle to perform in such conditions.
Meanwhile, Colombia rarely won in the last year. They have also found it difficult to keep a clean sheet, and in the current campaign, their only victory was against weak Ecuador. The team had been winless in their last three group stage matches.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Prediction
Uruguay has conceded a total of just two goals in their last six games, and these two goals came from Argentina and Chile, two of the best teams in Latin America.
Note that Tabárez’s men are also on a two-game winning streak and have gained quite a bit of momentum.
They also have a great h2h record against this foe and had in fact beaten them 3-0 just seven months ago. On the other hand, Colombia has conceded two or more goals in their last two meetings, and they have not won in their last three matches either.
Note that they have also won against only three teams in the last two years; Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, who could be among the weak teams in Latin America.
Probably expect Uruguay to secure a victory this weekend, against the struggling Colombians.
Betting Tips for Uruguay vs Colombia
- Uruguay to Win 2.40
- Over 1.5 Match Goals 1.50