Uruguay – Ecuador, Copa America Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR URUGUAY - ECUADOR
Uruguay will again be able to demonstrate their great qualities because at the World Cup La Celeste played very strict and reached the quarterfinals by being eliminated by the then world champion, France. Coach Oscar Tabarez, who has been leading the team since 2006, does not stop finding ways to make his team progress. After playing a few weak friendlies after the World Cup, Uruguay defeated Uzbekistan, Thailand and Panama in the last 3 games with a three-goal difference.
Ecuador is far from glorious days as we remember that before the team participated in World cups, but now there are almost no stars in the team. There are only three players in the Copa America squad who are playing in Europe, with 2 of them not in particularly elite teams and the third is the captain and the big star of the team – Valencia, who, however, almost did not play for Manchester United this season and soon is becoming 34 years old, so it can’t be expected much from Ecuador in Copa America.
Uruguay has a very balanced team. We believe that with Torreira, Vecino and Bentancur, La Celeste have built a very stable midfield line, backed by Godin and Jimenez, who also play at Atletico together and they know each other so well. Cavani and Suarez will torture Ecuador’s defense and expect Uruguay to win the first match in the group, so prediction Uruguay -0.5 AH at 1.80.
- Ecuador has 16 losses in the last 22 matches in Copa America
URUGUAY TEAM NEWS
Rodriguez (109/11 M), Ramirez (43/0 F) and Silva (19/0 D) are out
ECUADOR TEAM NEWS
Bolanos (25/8 F), Montero (64/10 M), Cazarez (28/5 M), Martinez (30/7 M), Paredes (75/0 D) and Erazo (64/2 D)