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USA vs Uruguay – Match Preview

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The Copa America Grp. C sees the USA hosting Uruguay at Arrowhead Stadium. This crucial Round 3 clash is set for Monday, July 2nd, with a 01:00 GMT kickoff. The USA, in second place with 3 points from two games, aims to use their home advantage. They want to narrow the gap with Uruguay, who lead with 6 points. This late-stage group match promises intense competition. The USA seeks to overtake their rivals for a better knockout round position. Uruguay aims to keep up their winning streak and goal-scoring momentum. Bookmakers predict a closely contested match, highlighting its significance in the group standings.

USA – Form

The USA team’s recent performances have been varied. They suffered a 2:1 defeat to Panama in the Copa America on June 27th, against the odds. Before this, they secured a 1:1 draw with Brazil in a friendly, showing resilience. Their match against Colombia ended in a disappointing 1:5 loss. The outcomes against Brazil and Colombia were anticipated, but the Panama result was unexpected.

Uruguay – Form

Uruguay enters this match with varied recent results. They celebrated a 5-0 victory over Bolivia in the Copa America on June 28, 2024. Goals came from Pellistri, Nunez, Araujo, Valverde, and Bentancur. Before this, they won 3-1 against Panama, with goals from Araujo, Nunez, and Vina. However, they drew 0-0 with Mexico in a friendly on June 6, ending their scoring run unexpectedly.

USA – Uruguay – Head to Head

The last encounter between the USA and Uruguay was on June 5, 2022. It ended in a goalless draw during an international friendly. In their past 10 meetings, the USA has won once, while Uruguay has not secured a victory, and two matches ended in draws. This gives the USA a slight advantage in recent matchups. In the last five encounters, only one game saw both teams scoring. The last three matches between these teams have had fewer than 3.5 goals, suggesting low-scoring games are common.

USA – Uruguay – Standings

The Copa America Grp. C action at Arrowhead Stadium shows contrasting fortunes. The USA, in second place with 3 points from 2 games, trails Uruguay by 3 points. The visitors lead the group with 6 points, boasting 8 goals scored and only 1 conceded. With both teams having played the same number of matches, the USA is keen to close the gap. The third round could be decisive for the final group standings.

USA vs Uruguay – Top scorers

In the USA camp, five players have each scored twice in the current Copa America. Midfielders Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna, along with defender Antonee Robinson, have been key. Forwards Folarin Balogun and Haji Wright have also scored two goals each. For Uruguay, Darwin Nunez has been outstanding with 10 goals. Nicolas de la Cruz added 3 goals from midfield. Federico Valverde, Facundo Pellistri, and Maximiliano Araujo have each scored twice, showing the team’s scoring ability from different areas.

USA vs Uruguay – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers offer odds of 2.40 for a USA win, 3.20 for a draw, and 3.10 for a Uruguay victory. The USA, with a strong home record, might be slight favorites. Yet, Uruguay’s top form and unbeaten streak could sway opinions. The H2H record suggests draws and low-scoring games are common. The “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” markets offer interesting options for bettors. The “double-chance” market reflects the expected closeness of this matchup.

USA vs Uruguay – Over/Under Betting

Exploring the Over/Under market, past meetings between USA and Uruguay have seen fewer goals. The current form of both teams suggests a different story. The USA has been more conservative, but Uruguay’s 8 goals scored indicate a more open game might occur. The “Over 2.5” and “Under 2.5” odds offer bettors a choice. They must consider recent performances against historical trends.

USA vs Uruguay – BTTS Betting

The “Both Teams To Score (BTTS)” odds are set at 1.909 for both “Yes” and “No”. Past matches and current forms suggest a close match is likely. Uruguay’s attack and USA’s scoring ability make “BTTS: Yes” a plausible bet for this Copa America clash.

USA vs Uruguay – Prediction