For many pundits, Uruguay is the dark horse of Copa America 2019. But, in order to get a chance to challenge the title, they need to beat Peru in the quarter-final match that’s taking place this weekend at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. The big question is can they make it or are Peru capable of causing a big surprise? Let’s see in the Uruguay vs Peru prediction and betting tips!
According to the bookies, Uruguay is the second biggest favorite for winning Copa America 2019, just behind Brazil. This shouldn’t be surprising knowing that Uruguay have some extraordinary players in the squad. Actually, it seems they’re strong in every part of the pitch. They’re fantastic in defense, their midfield is made of hard workers, while in the attack, they have two world-class players.
And on top of everything, Uruguay have an experienced coach, who’s been with them for a long time. The man in question is Oscar Tabarez, who’s made this team play 4-4-2 that’s rugged defensively and very creative when it comes to the final third. Uruguay are capable of scoring a lot of goals per game while keeping their sheet clean. And they did keep a clean sheet on two occasions in this tournament. They beat Ecuador 4:0 and Chile 1:0.
Uruguay did fail to beat Japan. The score was 2:2 at the end, which was pretty surprising because Japan played with youngsters. But, many believe that the reason why Uruguay failed to beat them was that Japan players were pretty unknown to them. No one expected the biggest underdog on the tournament to play attacking-minded football against one of the biggest favorites. Hopefully, for Uruguay fans, their boys have learned their lesson. Many pundits believe so, which is why most Uruguay vs Peru betting tips are going in this team’s favor.
In this part of the Uruguay vs Peru prediction, we’ll talk about the team that lost 5:0 to Brazil in the previous round. Peru got absolutely hammered in that game, which probably had a devastating impact on their confidence. But, have they managed to forget about that and get ready for the clash with Uruguay? Seems unlikely. They’re probably still feeling a bit shaken. But, that doesn’t mean they will surrender without a fight.
The problem with Peru is not their motivation; it’s their player quality. They’re just not good enough to hope for anything against such a strong side as Uruguay. Peru do have a couple of quality players, but those guys are already in their mid-thirties. They just don’t seem to have enough energy, pace, and strengths to compete against physically superior Uruguayans.
However, the last time these two met, it was Peru who were the happier side after 90 minutes. It was in 2017 when the World Cup qualifiers were underway. Still, Uruguay were those who got the last laugh because they did qualify directly and Peru had to go to the play-offs.
Muslera – Godin, Gimenez, Caceres, Laxalt – Bentancur, Torreira, Nandez, Lodeiro – Suarez, Cavani
Gallese – Zambrano, Abram, Advincula, Trauco – Tapia, Yotun, Polo, Cueva, Farfan – Guerrero
Uruguay vs Peru Prediction
Uruguay will go to the semi-final, there’s no doubt about that. But, their job probably won’t be too easy. Peru have learned their lesson from the match with Brazil and this time, they’re going to play as defensively as possible. What this means is that we probably won’t see too many goals.
Uruguay vs Peru Betting Tips
- Under 3.5 Goals @1.22 (bet365)
- Uruguay to Advance @1.36 (bet365)
- Uruguay @1.67 (Unibet)