Competition: Copa America
Market: Uruguay win
Odds: 4/6 @ Bet 365
With a spot in the semi-finals of this year’s Copa America up for grabs, Uruguay will meet Peru at the Arena Fonte Nova in Bahia on Saturday night.
Starting with Óscar Tabárez’s Uruguay side, while a run of four consecutive defeats may have had some questioning Tabárez’s role in charge of La Celeste at the back end of last year, the Blues appear to be getting back to their best. Thanks to Edinson Cavani’s late winner against Chile last week, they managed to secure top spot in Group C and they now have their sights firmly set on lifting their first Copa America crown since 2011. Along with boasting an attacking line-up glittering with talent, it will undoubtedly be their continued defensive resolve most impressing Tabárez. Recording five clean sheets in their last six outings, Uruguay have also conceded just a pair of goals in over 550 minutes of action.
As for a struggling Peru outfit, while La Blanquirroja may have managed to just sneak through to the knockout stage of this year’s Copa America as one of the best third-place finishers, Ricardo Gareca’s men have continued to struggle with their consistency. Completely outplayed and dominated by Brazil in their 5-0 hammering last weekend, a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Bolivia is their only victory so far in the tournament. Managing to pick up just four victories in their 15 post-World Cup outings, fans around the Estadio Nacional will be growing more concerned by Peru’s form in the final third. Aside from their routine victory over Bolivia earlier in the month, they have failed to find the net in their other three appearances.
Bet: Uruguay 4/6 to beat Peru in Saturday’s Copa America quarter-final @ Bet 365
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