After a convincing opening win over Japan, Chile experienced more troubles to defeat Ecuador, but they secured three points, and now they need just one to finish in the first place of the group C. Uruguay, on the other hand, practically booked their place in the knockout phase following Paraguay and Peru’s defeats.
Chile vs. Uruguay
• Copa America
• Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Tuesday 25 June
• 01:00 CET
Chile Team News and Latest Form
Only a defeat for Chile will see them end in the second place as the reigning champions collected a maximum six points out of the first two matches. Both games saw Chile win the second half without conceding, handing them a first perfect two-game start to a Copa America tournament since 2001.
However, there is still room for defensive improvement, with six of Chile’s previous seven games produced goals on both ends. The last three games of the six in that category saw the first two-game goals equally shared, and Chile started slowly in each of those three, allowing exactly once in the opening 30 minutes.
Chile’s top-scorer, Alexis Sánchez, has scored in each Copa America game so far, with both goals arriving in the second 45 minutes. Chile have gone five Copa America games (since June 2016) without allowing from open play.
Uruguay Team News and Latest Form
Uruguay’s games have been quite entertaining at this Copa America as each of the previous two produced four goals. Both games have seen Uruguay score the final goal of the match so if you prefer to bet on a team to score the first/last in the game, you can consider them.
Still, scoring first could be crucial if Uruguay want to win the group. Indeed, before their 2-2 stalemate with Japan last time out, three of Uruguay’s four past games had seen them opening the scoring in the first 15 minutes and go on to keep their net intact.
Luis Suárez also recorded two goals in two matches so far, with both goals coming in the first 45 minutes. Half of Uruguay’s six Copa America goals in 2019 came in the opening 30 minutes.
Chile vs. Uruguay Head to Head
Chile and Uruguay faced 47 times since 1916, so it’s a big rivalry more than a century old. Uruguay are leading the all-time H2H duels with 27 wins; Chile have 12 victories while eight games ended without a winner. The previous two Copa America H2H encounters have produced a goalless first half.
Chile vs. Uruguay Betting Tip
Chile will try to keep the clean sheet in this one, and I can see them playing on a scoreless draw. However, Uruguay scored a minimum of two goals in each of their previous five matches and four in the last two with La Roja. On the other hand, their defence showed weakness against Japan and Chile hit the net in each of their previous eight games. We’re backing both teams to score at 1.80 (-125), and if you want to make more profit, you can try with a draw and BTTS at 4.50 (+350).