Uruguay vs Peru
Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador).
Uruguay had a tough outing against Japan and had to twice script a comeback, only to post just a single point at the end. Their chances to top the group had been considerably affected with the result, but they bounced back with a win in their last tie against Chile, the current title-holders.
In the must-win fixture, the two-time World Champions showed character in holding on till the end. Towards the final whistle, PSG point-man Edinson Cavani appeared the savior with the lone goal of the game and the winner.
The team arguably possesses one of the most potent strike partnerships in the world with Luis Suarez and Cavani and will be hoping to add to their already impressive Copa tally.
Opponents Peru should consider themselves lucky, for having Bolivia in their mix. They had drawn against Venezuela, who had finished last in the World Cup Qualifiers, and was decimated by the hosts, Brazil.
One after another, the Selecao fired in five unanswered goals to completely shatter the confidence of the Peruvians. Also consider that the Brazilians had missed an injury-time penalty, or else it would have been an embarrassing 6-0 and that too with six different goal-scorers.
Uruguay vs Peru Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Uruguayans won four of the last five meetings.
- Eight of the last twelve wins went to the same team as well.
- Peru conceded two or more goals in three of the last five games.
- The last Copa encounter between these teams ended in a 2-0 Uruguay win.
Uruguay vs Peru Prediction
Peru has still not recovered from the massive 5-0 loss they experienced at the hands of the hosts, and with the wounds still not healed yet, they have to take on Uruguay. Lord have mercy on their souls!
The Peruvians are going through a rough patch, and was winless in 13 of their last 18 games, and conceded two or more goals in five of their last nine fixtures. Their opponents, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last six ties and won five of them as well.
They have returned five clean sheets from their last six match-ups, and scored two or more goals in five of them too, giving rise to a combined scorecard of 17-2, from their last six attempts.
In addition, the last time these two locked horns in a Copa, Peru lost 2-0. Also, they lost four of the last five overall h2h encounters too.
As things stand, count on Oscar Tabarez’s men to progress to the semis. Finally, taking into account the iron-clad defense of the team, brave bettors could go for a Win to Nil favoring Uruguay at 2.40 odds.
Uruguay vs Peru Betting Tips
Uruguay to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Peru to Concede the Opening Goal @ 1.44 (4/9).