USA vs Uruguay
International – Friendlies
Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Busch Stadium (St. Louis).
Things have not been looking up for the Americans who have been at the losing end in their last two clashes in a row, that too against the same opponent. The squad were handed a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup following which their Mexican counterparts rubbed further salt in their wounds by slotting three unanswered goals past them in a friendly earlier last week.
Uruguay had a dismal summer outing as well and were taken out of the Copa America in the quarterfinals by eventual runners up Peru on penalties. Nevertheless, the visitors have already returned to winning ways and were able to edge it past Costa Rica in their most recent friendly by a 2-1 scoreline.
Despite the absence of talisman Luis Suarez, the away side were able to do just enough to secure the victory and found the winning goal towards the end of regulation time.
Additionally, the guests will be coming into the match-up this week on the back of a four-match unbeaten streak and are certainly sizing up to be the favorites to come on top at the last blast of the whistle.
USA vs Uruguay Head to head (h2h)
- Two out of the last three encounters have seen Uruguay taste success.
- Their previous meeting which was a similar friendly in 2002, saw USA win by a narrow 2-1 scorecard.
- USA have never kept a clean sheet, while Uruguay have recorded two.
- Only one of their last three clashes have seen both teams find the back of the net.
USA vs Uruguay Prediction
Gregg Berhalter’s men have been offering very little for their fans to cheer and have been admitting defeat in their last two games in a running even with home advantage under their belt.
The hosts have managed a combined seven shots on target from their previous two clashes but have been far from clinical in getting their names on the score sheet.
On the other hand, Uruguay are unbeaten in their last seven match-ups, one of which they lost only on penalties.
Furthermore, the away side have scored nine goals from their previous five outings alone and have conceded no more than three in the process as well.
Considering the run of form that the Americans are on at the moment, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the away side at the end of the ninety minutes.
Taking into account that the home team have been losing without finding the back of the net in their last two games in a row too, you can certainly count on the visitors to be the ones to break the deadlock on Wednesday.
USA vs Uruguay Betting tips
Uruguay to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
To score first: Uruguay @ 1.60 (3/5).