Preview:Copa America-- Uruguay VS Colombia

Posted Sat, 03 Jul 2021 11:18:31 GMT        

Copa America - Uruguay VS Colombia

Match Time: 04-07-2021 03:30 Sunday

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Match Preview

In this round of Copa America, Uruguay VS Colombia.Uruguay had a difficult start to this year's Copa America, losing 1-0 in a tough game against group favourites Argentina in their opening match, as Guido Rodriguez netted the only goal of the game inside 15 minutes.They then played out a slightly underwhelming 1-1 draw with Chile, as Luis Suarez equalised on the hour mark to salvage a point for La Celeste after Eduardo Vargas had put their opponents ahead.However, Oscar Tabarez's men would bounce back with two wins to round off the group stage and finish second, firstly defeating Bolivia 2-0 as Edinson Cavani got on the scoresheet after a Jairo Quinteros own goal.La Celeste then finished with a 1-0 over Paraguay in the final game, with Cavani scoring a penalty to help his nation leapfrog their opponents.While they are yet to hit the peak of their powers in this tournament, Tabarez's men have steadily improved throughout, and they will aim to continue that with a win in a tough quarter-final clash on Saturday.Colombia's Edwin Cardona celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on June 13, 2021


Similarly to their opponents, Colombia are yet to fulfil their potential in the Copa America this year, having dropped to third spot by the end of the group stage.They always looked set to qualify for the final eight though, as they took a high position from the start thanks to a 1-0 win over Ecuador as Edwin Cardona netted the only goal of the game on the stroke of half time.A disappointing goalless draw then followed, as Reinaldo Rueda's men were unable to break down Venezuela, who had a depleted squad due to a coronavirus outbreak in the camp.La Tricolor then suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Peru, with Yerry Mina scoring an own goal to hand their opponents the three points after Miguel Borja had drawn them level from the penalty spot.The final round of fixtures again saw Rueda's men again fall to a 2-1 loss, despite leading against pre-tournament favourites Brazil for the majority of the game thanks to Luis Diaz's stunning opener in the 10th minute.That lead lasted until the 78th minute, when Roberto Firmino drew the Selecao level before Casemiro headed in a corner in the 10th minute of added time to snatch all three points and condemn Colombia to their second defeat of the competition.La Tricolor will now look to bounce back from those defeats and return to form, as they head into the quarter-finals with the aim of lifting the Copa America trophy for the second time in the nation's history.


Uruguay possible starting lineup:Muslera; Nandez, Gimenez, Godin, Vina; Valverde, Bentancur; De Arrascaeta, De La Cruz; Cavani, Suarez


Colombia possible starting lineup:Ospina; Munoz, Mina, Sanchez, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe, Diaz; Zapata, Muriel


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 2.30-3.10-3.40,the 1x2 live odds are 2.30-3.00-3.60.And the Kelly Criterion is 0.95-0.94-0.98.Therefore, Uruguay will win in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Uruguay (41.57%)

Draw (31.87%)

Colombia (26.56%)