URU vs COL Dream11 Prediction: Uruguay will be looking to book a place in the final four of the Copa America 2021 when they lock horns with Colombia in the quarter-final on Saturday night. The two teams clashed as recently as November 2020 in a World Cup qualifier, with Uruguay thrashing Colombia 3-0. A similar outcome could be on the cards on Saturday night if Reinaldo Rueda’s men don’t up their game after a disappointing group stage campaign.
Uruguay and Colombia secured their places in the knockout stages of the competition, finishing second and third in Group A and Group B respectively. Uruguay fared a little better than their northern rivals, earning seven points with two wins, one loss and a draw. Colombia could only earn four points, with a win, two losses and a draw. This will be their first meeting since November 2020, when these sides went head-to-head in a FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying fixture. Uruguay and Colombia have faced each other 33 times across all competitions. Interestingly, only one of their encounters has been a friendly game, and the rest of their meetings have come in competitive fixtures.
Date: 4 July, Sunday
Time: 2:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, Goiania
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Uruguay – W-W-D-L-D
Colombia – L-L-D-W-D
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Uruguay Wins- 03
Colombia Wins– 01
Injury Report and Unavailability: Uruguay have a fully-fit squad and will have to field their best team for this game with no injury concern.
Expected changes and Strategy: Diego Godin is expected to be fine and available after having been withdrawn at half-time in the game against Paraguay
Giorgian De Arrascaeta
Injury Report and Unavailability: Yairo Moreno suffered a muscle injury in the game against Ecuador and is out. Juan Cuadrado is suspended.
Expected changes and Strategy: Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel should start at the top, with the likes of Rafael Borre and Miguel Borja being options from the bench.
Luis Suarez: Suarez has 1 goals and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.67%. He had a total of 4 big chances. He has a total of 0 assist, 3 key passes and he created a total of 5 chances.
Edinson Cavani: Cavani has 2 goals and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 36.49%. He had a total of 6 big chances. He has a total of 0 assist, 5 key passes and he created a total of 7 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Luis Diaz: Diaz has 1 goal and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 27.14%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 0 assist, 2 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.
Defenders: Godin, Gimenez, Mina
Midfielders: Uribe, Vecino, De Arrascaeta
Attackers: Suarez, Cavani, Zapata
Uruguay and Colombia have both underperformed in the Copa America so far. In four games, they have scored four and three goals respectively. Uruguay will have the upper hand in this clash as Colombia will be without the influential Juan Cuadrado. We predict the game will be closely contested but we don’t see it going to extra time, with Uruguay securing a narrow win. In our URU vs COL Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for Uruguay in this match.