The Copa America quarterfinals match between Uruguay and Colombia should bring a lot of excitement. Once these two teams meet, we always see a spectacle. Interesting and thrilling performance, lots of intensity, high emotions, battle… All that and many more is present once Uruguay and Colombia meet. Luis Suarez and his boys want to win this competition, and even though they aren’t in the focus of the media, Uruguay is a dark horse that shouldn’t be written off. As for Colombia…well, we don’t know what to say about the Caffeteros, who have the potential to defeat anyone in the world but underachieve constantly.
Uruguay (+130) pumped up the tempo as Copa America went by, posting two wins in a row without an allowed goal, which eventually propelled them to the next round. After defeating Bolivia, 2-0, Uruguay defeated Paraguay in the last round of the group stage, 1-0.
Oscar Tabarez’s unit opened the campaign with a loss to Argentina, 1-0 in a match that could saw a draw in the end, and it wouldn’t be unfair. After that, Luis Suarez and the boys played 1-1 against Chile.
What is noticeable is that their matches are inefficient, with the last seven endings under 2.5 goals. Only the one against Chile saw both sides scoring, so remember that once betting on this unit.
Even though they appeared without James Rodriguez, Colombia (+240) was one of the teams that promised a solid run at Copa America, but somewhere along the way, they simply disappeared. Los Cafeteros opened the campaign with a win against Ecuador, 1-0, and after that, played 0-0 with Venezuela in one extremely rough event.
Those were the four points won, as Colombians lost the upcoming two events, against Peru and Brazil with an identical result, 1-2. However, what needs to be said here is that Cafeteros suffered a great injustice versus Brazil, with the referee Pitana from Paraguay practically stealing the win from them and handing it to the hosts.
The Colombians are highly unstable when it comes to the efficiency and overall scoring in their games. Still, there was one noticeable pattern in the last one month – four of six meetings during that span ended with over 2.5 scores.
All the players are ready and available for Tabarez.
Juan Cuadrado is out for Colombia due to yellow card suspension, and that is a massive setback for Reinaldo Rueda. He will need to find a way to cover up the absence of Juventus’ star.
Head to Head Games
The most recent game between these teams was in November last year, when Uruguay triumphed in Bogota, 0-3. Cavani, Suarez, and Nunez were the scorers for the guests who demolished Colombia in that one.
The one thing we didn’t mention in the previous paragraph is that only four of the past five direct matches between Colombia and Uruguay saw both teams not scoring. It is something that we strongly believe will happen on Saturday night again, because of Uruguay’s style of play and the importance of the game. The odds on this pick are -125.
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