Uruguay vs Colombia betting tips
This article covers Uruguay vs Colombia betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – Uruguay win 13/10
o – Draw 2/1
o – Colombia win 5/2
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Match details
Match: Uruguay vs Colombia
Competition: Copa America 2021
Date: 3rd July 2021
Kick-off time: 11:00 pm, 3rd July 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília
Betting prediction: Uruguay 1 – 1 Colombia
Uruguay face Colombia at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília on Saturday for this Copa America 2021 Quarter Final match. The winner of this match will face either Argentina or Ecuador in the semi-finals in the early hours of July 7th.
The Sky Blues have the strong upper hand in the head-to-head with 16 wins to Colombia’s 10 from the 33 prior matches between them. They come into this match undefeated in their last 3 matches against the Coffee Growers. Although, Colombia won the last time they faced Uruguay in a major competition, advancing from their Round of 16 match in the 2014 World Cup.
La Celeste have 4 wins to Colombia’s 2 in previous matches at the Copa America after 90 minutes. However, Colombia eventually won the only draw between them by penalty shootout giving 3 wins overall.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Recommended bets
101 Great Goals’ predicts 1-1. When these nations last met at the Quarter Final stage of Copa America 1993, the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. 101 Great Goals’ prediction of a repeat scoreline of Uruguay 1 – 1 Colombia is available at odds of 5/1.
3-0 Uruguay win. Uruguay have won 2 of the last 3 matches in this head-to-head by a 3-0 scoreline. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 22/1.
2-0 Colombia win. Colombia were the 2-0 winners at the World Cup in Rio 2014 when these sides last faced each other in the knockout stages of a major tournament. You can back them at 14/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.
Over 2.5 goals. The 3 most recent Uruguay vs Colombia matches have all produced over 2.5 goal games. You can back another high scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 13/8 for over 2.5 goals.
Luis Suárez Goalscorer. No player has more goals in this fixture than Suárez (above), who has 3 goals in this head-to-head including scoring in each of the last 2 meetings between these nations. The Atletico Madrid forward is the 15/4 favourite to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 6/4 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Colombia.
Uruguay vs Colombia: What are the betting odds?
The Uruguayans won when these nations last met at the Copa America in 2004. They have also won 2 of the last 3 matches between them, in all competitions. Uruguay are 13/10 favourites to win here.
The previous Quarter Final match between them ended up going to extra time and penalties. The odds of them needing being all-square and needing more than 90 minutes here are 2/1.
Colombia sent Uruguay home the last time they faced each other in the knockout stages of a major tournament, for the Round of 16 of the Brazil World Cup in 2014. The Colombians are 5/2 to send them packing once more.
Uruguay vs Colombia – recent form and head to head statistics
Uruguay vs Colombia: Match preview
Neutrals will be hoping for a feisty encounter between these sides on Saturday evening.
Colombia have been the most combative side in this Copa so far, averaging 13 tackles per match; 2 more than any other side. Along with Bolivia, they are one of the only sides to have had a player shown a straight red card. They also have more yellow cards than any other side, with 10.
Wilmar Barrios, Santos Borré and Edson Castillo are the three Colombian players in the top 6 for most tackles per 90 in the tournament, ranking 1st, 4th and 6th respectively. Juan Cuadrado also makes the top 10.
In contrast, while Uruguay have historically been a tough side with a reputation for aggressive defending from former legends such as Paulo Montero, this Copa they top the fair-play table. La Celeste have just 3 yellow cards in the tournament so far, which is half that of the second-placed side Peru with 6. They also rank 6th of the 8 remaining teams in tackles per 90, with 9.0 and 8th in tackle success, with 50.7%.
Perhaps the reason for this is their aggression in pressing high up the pitch aiming to win it back before the ball can advance into more dangerous areas where fouls would typically warrant a yellow card.
Uruguay have been the most aggressive pressing side in the competition in the final 3rd, winning the ball back 32 times; which is 7 more than the next most aggressive pressers, Brazil. Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Rodrigo Bentancur and Luis Suárez are all in the top-5 players for possession regains in the final 3rd as Uruguay look to defend from the front.
It has worked so far too, with Uruguay facing just 10 shots on target in their 4 matches and conceding just 2 goals; the fewest of all teams in the Copa. Will this approach work against the Colombia side who gave Brazil a scare in their final group match though?
Uruguay team news vs Colombia
Ronald Araújo will miss this match after Uruguay confirmed he had suffered a sprain to his left ankle. It is Araújo’s fourth ankle injury in under a year and Barcelona will be concerned of the problem becoming a chronic one.
Luis Suárez was rested for the 1-0 victory over Paraguay in Uruguay’s final group match. However, the 34-year-old striker is expected to return to the starting XI here with Nicolás De La Cruz or Giorgian de Arrascaeta making way.
Uruguay has real strength in depth in midfield, with Federico Valverde, Matías Vecino, Lucas Torreira, and Rodrigo Bentancur battling over the three starting spots in midfield. Torreira (above) looks the most likely to miss out here.
Brian Ocampo, Valverde and Torreira all picked up 1 yellow card in the group stages. Another yellow card here would see them sit out Uruguay’s semi-final should they advance further in the competition.
However, should they avoid booking here, their yellow cards would be cleared for the semi-final and final stage of the competition.
Uruguayan Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martín Campaña (Al-Batin), Sergio Rochet (Nacional)
Defenders: José Giménez (Atlético Madrid), Diego Godín ©(Cagliari), Ronald Araújo (Barcelona), Camilo Cándido (Nacional), Giovanni González (Peñarol), Matías Viña (Palmeiras), Sebastián Coates (Sporting CP), Martín Cáceres (No Current Club)
Midfielders: Matías Vecino (Internazionale), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Nicolás De La Cruz (River Plate), Nahitan Nández (Cagliari), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Lucas Torreira (Arsenal), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Fernando Gorriarán (Santos Laguna)
Forwards: Luis Suárez (Atlético Madrid), Brian Rodríguez (Los Angeles), Maxi Gómez (Valencia), Edinson Cavani (Manchester United), Jonathan Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Facundo Torres (Peñarol), Brian Ocampo (Nacional)
Colombia team news vs Uruguay
Yairo Moreno suffered a muscle injury in Colombia’s first match of the Copa against Ecuador. The 26-year-old left-back has since left the squad for treatment and will take no further part in the tournament.
Colombia have rotated their starting XI more than most in this competition, with only David Ospina, Juan Cuadrado and Wilmar Barrios starting all 4 group games.
Cuadrado misses Saturday’s match having accumulated sufficient yellow cards to warrant an automatic suspension. He received his 2nd yellow card of the tournament in last Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat against Brazil triggering a one-match suspension.
No fewer than 6 Colombian players are walking the suspension tightrope in this match. Daniel Muñoz, David Ospina, Gustavo Cuéllar, Miguel Borja, Rafael Borré, and Wilmar Barrios all have a yellow card carried over from the group stages. Mateus Uribe has already served a 1-game suspension after picking up a yellow card in each of his first 2 games of the tournament.
Colombian Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: David Ospina ©(Napoli), Camilo Vargas (Atlas), Aldair Quintana (Atlético Nacional)
Defenders: Stefan Medina (Monterrey), Óscar Murillo (Pachuca), Carlos Cuesta (Genk), William Tesillo (León), Yerry Mina (Everton), Daniel Muñoz (Genk), Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur), Jhon Lucumí (Genk), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors)
Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (Zenit Saint Petersburg), Gustavo Cuéllar (Al-Hilal), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (Porto), Sebastián Pérez (Boavista), Baldomero Perlaza (Atlético Nacional)
Forwards: Duván Zapata (Atalanta), Luis Muriel (Atalanta), Luis Díaz (Porto), Miguel Borja (Junior), Rafael Santos Borré (River Plate), Jaminton Campaz (Tolima), Alfredo Morelos (Rangers), Yimmi Chará (Portland Timbers)
Predicted Uruguay line-up vs Colombia
Predicted Colombia line-up vs Uruguay
Uruguay vs Colombia – Official videos
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