Chile vs Uruguay Copa America Predictions

Copa America 2019 Chile vs Uruguay
Chile vs Uruguay - Copa America

The match is over.
Score: 0-1.

After comprehensive wins against Ecuador and Japan in their first two games, group favourites Chile and Uruguay face off in a battle that should not only be extremely exciting but also very physical and tough for both sets of players.

Predictions

Given the recent results of the two teams, it’s tough to pick a clear cut winner for this game so maybe a score draw will be the right result to go for.

After two wins in a row against Japan and Haiti, Chile stopped a run of patchy form that saw them draw against the USA and lose to Mexico following a win against Honduras.

As for Uruguay, They’ve won four in a row against the likes of Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and Uzbekistan, a run of four wins that stopped their own rot of five losses in their previous six games.

The five losses came against France in the 2018 World Cup, South Korea, Japan, Brazil and another loss against France in an international friendly that brought into question the ability of this current set of players.

Chile, meanwhile, had to make do with a summer of 2018 without a World Cup after a poor qualification period, meaning this is their first chance of silverware since winning the Copa America a few years ago.

There is no clear cut favourite for this game so a 2-2 draw would be a great game and a smart bet to put on, because the high score is viewed as being a long shot yet the talent of both nations makes it very possible to happen.

Betting Tips

A draw would be a smart bet considering the results of the first games of both Chile and Uruguay’s campaigns – 888sport having a 2-2 draw at 13/1. It seems as though a score draw may be the best option for this round of Copa America fixtures and one the bookmakers should keep an eye on.

These are lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect, due to the results that Chile and Uruguay picked up against Ecuador and Japan respectively. With no seeming advantage to speak of and two outstanding sets of players, this bet is a good one to keep an eye on and is rated at 15/4 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

There have been an outstanding 81 games played between Chile and Uruguay dating all the way back to 1910, with Chile winning 19 games, Uruguay winning 45 and 17 draws played between the two nations.

Stats

  • The first game was played in 1910 with Uruguay winning 3-0, winning every game played until 1937 when Chile won 3-0 in the Copa America.
  • Chile took the most recent game back in 2016 with a 3-1 win, with Eduardo Vargas scoring once and Alexis Sanchez scoring a brace.
  • The last Uruguay win was in 2015, with Uruguay winning 3-0 and Diego Godin, Alvaro Pereira and Martin Cacaeres scoring the three goals.
  • The two top scorers in this fixture are Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez, both tied on five goals apiece in the game, with Marcelo Salas second on two goals, who’s level with Vargas and Pereira who both scored in the last Uruguay win.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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