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Uruguay vs Colombia Predictions & Tips - Evenly matched rivals set for extra time at Copa America

  • Uruguay vs Colombia predictions, preview, stats & team news
  • The Copa America quarter-final is being played in Brasilia on Saturday (11pm BST)
  • Uruguay have drawn 34 of their last 6 matches
  • Colombia are undefeated in 7 of their last 9 matches at Copa America
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Colombia take on Uruguay at Copa America on Saturday (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 02 Jul 2021
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Uruguay vs Colombia Predictions


Colombia and Uruguay are evenly matched and hard to beat. This should be a cagey match with a draw and extra time on the cards at Copa America.

  • Uruguay are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Uruguay have drawn 3 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Uruguay have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Colombia are undefeated in 7 of their last 9 matches (Copa America).
  • Colombia have seen under 2.5 goals in 19 of their last 23 matches (Copa America).

Head to Head


Uruguay have a 16-10 advantage against Colombia with 7 draws in 33 matches.

Uruguay Form


Uruguay had failed to win in three matches prior to Copa America and carried that form into the tournament. 

La Celeste lost 1-0 against Argentina in their opening match before a 1-1 draw against Chile, equalising through an own goal.

Óscar Tabárez’s side won 2-0 against Bolivia, going ahead through an own goal with Edinson Cavani scoring the second in a match they dominated.

Uruguay’s last match was a 1-0 win against Paraguay. Cavani’s penalty was the difference in a match where they had 18-4 shots.

Uruguay Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martín Campaña, Sergio Rochet
Defenders: José Giménez, Diego Godín (captain), Ronald Araújo, Camilo Cándido, Giovanni González, Matías Viña, Sebastián Coates, Martín Cáceres
Midfielders: Matías Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolás De La Cruz, Nahitan Nández, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Lucas Torreira, Federico Valverde, Fernando Gorriarán
Forwards: Luis Suárez, Brian Rodríguez, Maxi Gomez, Jonathan Rodríguez, Edinson Cavani, Facundo Torres, Brian Ocampo

Óscar Tabárez tweaked the formation against Paraguay with Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Nicolás De La Cruz starting behind Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez coming off the bench 

He could revert to starting Cavani and Suárez up front with the pair combining to score 117 international goals.

Colombia Form


Reinaldo Rueda replaced Carlos Queiroz as manager in January with Colombia going undefeated in their first four matches in 2021.

Rueda guided La Tricolor to a 3-0 win in Peru and 2-2 draw against Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers.

Colombia started Copa America with a 1-0 win against Ecuador. They drew 0-0 against Venezuela despite having 65% possession and 23-2 shots.

Colombia lost 2-1 against Peru in a disappointing match. They finished the group stage with a 2-1 win against Brazil, Luis Díaz opening the scoring before conceding twice in the final 12 minutes.

Colombia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana
Defenders: Davinson Sánchez, Yerry Mina, Stefan Medina, Óscar Murillo, William Tesillo, Jhon Lucumí, Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta
Midfielders: Juan Cuadrado, Edwin Cardona, Wílmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, , Gustavo Cuéllar, Sebastián Pérez, Yairo Moreno, Baldomero Perlaza
Forwards: Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata, Luis Díaz, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos, Yimmi Chará, Rafael Santos Borré, Juan Ferney Otero, Jaminton Campaz

Left back Yairo Moreno picked up an injury against Ecuador and has been replaced by William Tesillo. 

Reinaldo Rueda has plenty of options up front with Santos Borré, Duván Zapata, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos and Luis Muriel hoping to start.

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Verdict

Uruguay and Colombia are evenly matched. This should be a close match with a draw and extra time predicted at Copa America.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @200.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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