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Argentina vs Uruguay: Prediction and Betting Tips
Messi and co looking to break the two-match deadlock against Uruguay
Two-time world champions Argentina were off to a slow start in the 2021 Copa America. Lionel Messi saw one of his trademark freekicks in the back of the net in the first half but 18 goal attempts were not enough for Messi and his teammates to find a second goal.
Leo Messi is looking for his first continental title with his national team. Argentina last won the Copa America in 1993. Messi was on the losing side in two finals in 2015 and 2016 but hopes to win his first title with Argentina this year in his fifth participation in the tournament.
Their opening match against Chile was not the start coach Scaloni was hoping for as they had the chances to end the match with a 3-4 goal margin but lack of focus in their finishing cost the Albiceleste two points.
Argentina Key Points
- Argentina are undefeated in their last ten matches
- Argentina have scored in all of their last ten matches
- In three of their last ten matches, Argentina had clean sheets
Goal drought Uruguay need to find scoring solutions
Record Copa America winners with 15 times Uruguay are South America’s one of the most successful nations. The last time Le Celeste won the Copa was in 2011, having won the first-ever addition in 1916. Uruguay have two World Cup titles to their name as well and have appeared in the competition 13 times.
This match will be their first in the current Copa America. Uruguay have a very strong squad with the likes of Luis Suarez who is the team’s top scorer with 45 goals. Much is expected from Suarez in this competition after winning La Liga with his team Atlético Madrid.
Coach Oscar Tabarez’s team have been struggling to score in recent matches. Suarez and co couldn’t find the back of the opponents’ net in their last three outings. Against a tough Argentina side, Tabarez will adopt a more defensive tactic and rely on counters.
Uruguay Key Points
- Both teams have scored in five of the last ten Uruguay matches
- 1.1 goals per game was the number of goals conceded by Uruguay in the last ten matches
- In Uruguay’s last ten games, 2.4 goals per game were scored
Argentina vs Uruguay Prediction
This matchup is considered one of the most fierce games played in South America. Usually, the matches between these two see a lot of tackles, yellow matches, and even brawls. Both teams will definitely end up qualifying for the quarter-finals as four teams from each group pass.
We believe it will be a tough match as both teams know each other very well and we think we won’t see many goals in this one.
Looking at the statistics, Uruguay have not scored in their last four games, and Argentina’s four of last five matches ended in unin under 2.5 goals. Statistics also show that there is a 55% chance for the match to end in under 2.5 goals.
Argentina vs Uruguay Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Goals 1.62 at Vbet
Anytime Goalscorer Double Chance Luis Suarez or Lautaro Martinez 1.64 at Vbet
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