Both Chile and Uruguay are considered dark horses of this tournament. Sure, Chile won Copa America 2016 but this time, the tournament is taking place in Brazil, whose national team is the biggest favorite according to the bookies. Speaking of which, the second-biggest favorite in bookies’ eyes is Uruguay. And they need a good result at Maracana in order to qualify for the knockouts, which promises an entertaining duel. Here are our Chile vs Uruguay prediction and betting tips to help you out with making some money off this game!
We’ll start this Chile vs Uruguay prediction by reminding ourselves that this team has won the Copa America Centenario three years ago. They want to do the same this time as well, but it won’t be easy. First of all, such a scenario seems improbable for the fact that this tournament is taking place on Brazil’s ground, who are the number one favorites for winning the trophy.
The second reason is that most of the Chile players who won the Copa America 2016 are already in their thirties. And most of them play in Europe, meaning that they have long seasons behind them. These guys might have problems with fitness, but their motivation is surely really high.
And when it comes to the player quality, they’re strong in all parts of the pitch. But, are they strong enough to beat Uruguay? They won’t be the favorite in this game, that’s for sure. But, their players are experienced and really skillful, so who knows what might happen on Monday evening.
After a furious start of the tournament and a 4:0 win over Ecuador, Uruguay played a draw with Japan. Even though they were huge favorites against an inexperienced Japan squad, they failed to win this game. And even though they have one of the strongest defensive lines in the world, Uruguay did allow two goals in that game.
And that is why they need points against Chile in order to ensure a place in the knockout stage. Sure, even with 4 points after two rounds, they would get themselves a ticket to the quarter-finals, but that would mean facing a really tough opponent in the first game of the knockouts.
All of these are the reasons why Uruguay will be motivated on Monday evening to win this game. And when it comes to the quality of their players, they definitely seem capable of beating Chile. Uruguay are strong in literally every part of the pitch, although they did struggle with injuries in the midfield. Nevertheless, they do look capable of outplaying Chile, or in fact, most other South American teams. However, the same was the case with Japan but they failed to win that game. So, what are our Chile vs Uruguay betting tips going to be? Scroll down to check them out!
Arias – Maripan, Medel, Isla, Beausejour – Pulgar, Aranguiz, Vidal – Fuenzalida, Sanchez, Vargas
Muslera – Gimenez, Godin, Caceres, Laxalt – Torreira, Bentancur, Nandez, Lodeiro – Cavani, Suarez
Chile vs Uruguay Prediction
This is going to be an exciting game, probably with a lot of goals, the same as in their previous two duels. Speaking of which, one of those ended in Chile’s favor, the other went in Uruguay’s. Both teams have sensational players, so predicting the outcome is not very easy. Instead, betting on goals seems like a more sensible option.
Chile vs Uruguay Prediction
- BTS @1.95 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.18 (Unibet)