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Uruguay vs Brazil – Match Preview

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Uruguay and Brazil will lock horns in the Copa America Quarter Finals. The match is set for Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, July 7th, starting at 01:00 GMT. At this critical stage, victory is paramount for both teams. Uruguay enjoys a psychological advantage by playing at ‘home’ on neutral ground. Brazil, slightly favored by bookmakers, aims to showcase their strength and move into the semi-finals.

Uruguay – Form

Uruguay comes into this match with a series of impressive results. They secured a 1-0 victory over the USA on July 2nd, surprising many. Mathias Olivera scored the winning goal. Before this, they showcased their dominance with a 5-0 win against Bolivia and a 3-1 victory over Panama. These results were expected, as Uruguay was the favored team.

Brazil – Form

Brazil’s recent performances have been a mix of steady play and missed chances. They drew 1-1 with Colombia on July 3, a result that defied bookmakers’ expectations. Raphinha’s free-kick was a highlight. Before this, they claimed a 4-1 victory over Paraguay, with Vinicius Junior scoring twice. Their game against Costa Rica ended in a goalless draw, despite dominating possession.

Uruguay – Brazil – Head to Head

The last match between Uruguay and Brazil was on October 18, 2023. Uruguay won 2:0 in the World Cup Qualification CONMEBOL. Over the last 10 matches, Brazil has won 8 times. Uruguay has managed one victory and one draw. This record shows Brazil’s dominance in recent matchups.

In the last 5 head-to-head games, both teams scored in only 2 matches. This trend suggests one-sided games rather than competitive encounters. Uruguay has found it tough against Brazil, with few wins in their last 16 matches.

Uruguay – Brazil – Standings

As the Copa America Quarter Finals progress, standings become irrelevant. Uruguay and Brazil will compete at the Allegiant Stadium for a semi-final spot. With the knockout format, past performances don’t matter. Bookmakers give Brazil a slight edge, reflecting the unpredictable nature of such matches.

Uruguay vs Brazil – Top scorers

Darwin Nunez, with 10 goals, leads Uruguay’s attack. Nicolas de la Cruz has added 3 goals. Federico Valverde and Mathias Olivera, each with 2 goals, have also contributed. Facundo Pellistri has chipped in with 2 goals as well.

For Brazil, Rodrygo has scored 4 goals. Young Endrick has added 3. Lucas Paqueta and Vinicius Junior, with 2 goals each, boost the midfield’s scoring ability. Raphinha has also scored 2 goals, enhancing the team’s attack.

Uruguay vs Brazil – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers set the odds at 2.80 for Uruguay, 3.25 for a draw, and 2.60 for Brazil. Uruguay’s strong home record and recent wins may give them an edge. However, Brazil’s superior head-to-head record could favor them, especially with Jose Gimenez missing for Uruguay.

The “halftime-fulltime” bet and the “draw-no-bet” option for Uruguay offer interesting choices for bettors. The “double-chance” market, favoring a Uruguay win or draw, appeals to cautious bettors.

Uruguay vs Brazil – Over/Under Betting

The odds suggest a game with more than 2.5 goals is likely. Yet, considering both teams’ defensive strength, “Under 2.5” goals could offer value. The attacking talent on both sides, however, might lead to a higher-scoring game than expected.

Uruguay vs Brazil – BTTS Betting

The odds for both teams to score are set at 1.95 for “Yes” and 1.80 for “No”. Given the mixed results in their previous encounters, “No” seems slightly more likely. This reflects the defensive strength both teams have shown recently.

Uruguay vs Brazil – Prediction