Two football powerhouses one form CONCACAF Mexico, the other from CONMEBOL Uruguay, will face of against each other at the University of Pheonix Stadium Glendale as the second game of the Group C of the Copa America Centenario on Sunday 5th June 2016.
Mexico who are currently on the 16th rank of the latest FIFA world football ranking have been tipped as one of the favourites to win this special edition of the tournament along with CONMEBOL teams Brazil and Argentina considering their good form since the era of Juan Carlos Osorio as their head coach form October 2015.
However Uruguay will be starting the tournament without their point man Suarez as he is out on injury, but they hope to have him back during the knockout stages but that’s only if they manage to go past the group stage.
Mexico are currently on an 11 game unbeaten run which encloses an 8 game winning streak.
Mexico have have also kept a clean sheet in their last 4 games which shows they are good defensively.
Uruguay have managed 2 wins in their last 6 games, as they have lost 3 and drawn 1.
Mexico: Team News
Alfredo Talavera is the preferred first choice goal keeper for Juan Carlos Osorio, keeping super shot stopper Ochoa in the sidelines.
Veteran defender Rafael Marquez is expected to start in a three man midfield partnering Hector Herrera and Guardado.
Mexico’s Javier Hernandez has been on fire since he left England to Germany, he is their main threat upfront. He will be supported Jesus Manuel Corona and Javier Aquino on either flanks.
Mexico: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Talavera – Layun, Moreno, Reyes, Araujo – Marquez, Herrera, Guardado – Corona, Aquino, Hernandez.
Uruguay: Team News
The absence of the Barcelona front man Luis Suarez is a thing of worry to them and that gives their opponent a relief, but they still have PSG’s Edinson Cavani upfront who can do the danger.
Uruguay: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Muslera – A. Pereira, Godin, Gimenez, M. Pereira – Lodeiro, Vecino, Rios, Sanchez – Rolan, Cavani.
Mexico vs Uruguay: Head to Head stats
The 9 games played between these two teams have been shared evenly, Mexico have won 3 games against Uruguay, lost 3 games to Uruguay and both teams have drawn 3 games.
Mexico vs Uruguay: Prediction
Its a close one, and the game could go either way given that the two teams involved have great qualities. With the excellent form of the Mexican side, i expect them to keep it going a grab a narrow win from this game.
I predict a 2-1 win for the Mexicans.