Uruguay vs Ecuador Prediction & Match Preview

Uruguay vs Ecuador
Copa America (Group C)
Date: Sunday, 16th June 2019
Kick-off at 23:00 UK
Venue: Mineirão (Belo Horizonte).

Uruguay had a wonderful world cup last summer and was unlucky that they had to see their march cut short by eventual champions France, with a 2-0 win. But before that, they had taken out defending Euro Cup champions Portugal in the Round of 16.

The strike partnership of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez is second to none, and Oscar Tabarez, the manager, will depend on them for inspiration at the front.

The preparation for the competition is in full swing, as the squad has delivered huge wins in each of their three matches. Uruguay’s combined scoreline for the last three games is 10-0, and they will be looking to keep the momentum going.

Ecuador has not been able to record a win in their last four matches, and they had not that much to do in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers either. They could finish just above Bolivia and Venezuela, the two worst teams in the confederation.

Their last match saw them losing 3-2 to Mexico, and their inability to hold on to a scoreline was well on display. Despite equalizing twice, they let Mexico take the lead a third and final time to concede the fixture.

Uruguay vs Ecuador Head-to-head (h2h)

  • 26 of the last 32 wins went to Uruguay.
  • Ecuador last won against this opposition four years back.
  • 11 of the last 14 meetings saw Uruguay finding the back of the net.
  • The last time these two met, Uruguay recorded a 2-1 win.

Uruguay vs Ecuador Prediction

Talent-wise, it’s not even a contest as to who will take the three points on offer. Be it at the back, or the front, Uruguay trumps Ecuador without difficulty. H2h ties also firmly put them as favorites, as they have lost just six times against this opposition in the last eight decades.

Also, it’s been four years since Ecuador last recorded a win in an h2h tie, while they have conceded in 11 of the last 14 h2h ties.

Moreover, Uruguay finished second in the WC Qualifiers, while Ecuador could not even qualify.

Recent form too points a finger towards Uruguay as the likely winner of the game. They won the last three matches in a row and scored three or more goals in all of them while keeping clean sheets along with it.

Ecuador, on the other hand, is winless in their last four fixtures on the trot and failed to score in two of them. By all means, expect Uruguay to come out on top this Sunday.

Uruguay vs Ecuador Betting Tips

  • Uruguay to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Ecuador to Concede First @ 1.50 (1/2).