Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Chile v Uruguay and provides us with his best bets for the final round of group games by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Chile v Uruguay Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 25/06/19
  • Time: 00:00
  • Venue: Maracanã
  • Channel: Premier Sports

This game has everything to play for, despite both teams being qualified. Should Chile avoid defeat they will top the group, and therefore receive a so called “easier draw”. For Uruguay to top the group they need nothing but a win.

Chile have impressed thus far, with 2 wins from 2, including a heavy dispatch of Japan. Interestingly Chile struggled against Ecuador, who Uruguay beat 4-0, and Uruguay struggled against Japan who Chile beat 4-0. These stats make it extremely difficult to predict how this game will go down.

Eduardo Vargas is currently tied top scorer, bidding to win his 3rd Copa America golden boot in a row, which would be some feat for a “failed player”. Sanchez also is hitting form when it matters, after what can only be described as a nightmare season at United. He has already equalled his goal record for the Premier League in the entire season.

Uruguay can never be written off, with a strike force of Suarez and Cavani, 2 of the best strikers of the present day, they can bag goals against anyone. With the partnership of Godin and Gimenez at the back Uruguay do have a strong squad but can only be labelled as underachievers thus far.

Team News

Matias Vecino is out of the game due to injury, along with Laxalt who is a doubt after also picking up a knock.

A few players are sitting one card away from a ban so it’s likely they will be rested to prevent any situation of them being banned for the knockouts.

Potential Chile Starting XI: Arias, Diaz, Maripan, Medel, Opazo, Aranguiz, Pulgar, Hernandez, Sanchez, Vargas, Fuenzalida

Potential Uruguay Starting XI: Muslera, Caceres, Godin, Coates, Gonzalez, Arrascaeta, Torreira, Bentancur, Nandez, Cavani, Suarez

Head To Head

  • The last 10 games have seen 3 draws, along with 4 Chile wins and 3 Uruguay wins.
  • In total, Chile have 12 wins, Uruguay have 24 wins and the remaining 8 were draws.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Chile have gone 5 CA matches without conceding from open play.
  • The last two CA H2H matches have seen a half time score of 0-0.
  • Uruguay have seen 4 goals so far in each of their first 2 games.

Betting Odds

  • Chile 13/5
  • Draw 12/5
  • Uruguay 12/11

The Verdict

I do think there is some value lying here with Chile, especially with the likelihood of Gimenez and Godin’s partnership being broken up to prevent a second card and a suspension for Gimenez. With Laxalt out injured they are set for another shake up at the back aswell.

The bet I am keen on here is Chile to win and both teams to score. Both of these sides have been have seen their first two games contain at least 3 goals, with 3 of the 4 games actually seeing 4 goals. 4 of Chile’s last 5 games have seen BTTS, and Uruguay’s last 5 games have averaged 3.6 goals per game, plenty to see BTTS and win land.

I think given Uruguay need a win it may leave them exposed, but an early goal in this tie in crucial for our bet.

Recommended Bets

  • 2pts – Chile to win and BTTS – 6/1 (William Hill)