For the impressive 13 years, Oscar Tabárez is head coach of the Uruguayan national team. The 72-year-old coached the “Celeste” already at three World Championships (2010, 2014 and 2018) and each reached at least the round of 16.
The biggest success to date has been the legendary Tabárez, who has been suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome for some years, which severely limits his body physically, but at the Copa América, of all places.
Football Betting Tips Uruguay vs Peru
In 2011, the Urus in Argentina, for the 15th time set the continental crown, thus ending a 16-year losing streak. The team would very much like to give their coach, who is highly respected in the circles of players, another title victory eight years later. After all, Uruguay is one of eight remaining teams in the quarterfinals of the Copa America 2019.
Uruguay will meet Peru on Saturday night. The quotas imply a rather clear favorite role in favor of the world ranking eighth, although the “Blanquirroja” has grown in recent years to a serious counterparty in South America. Nevertheless, the 2018 World Cup participant scored only four points in this year’s group stage, but benefited from the regulation that the top two in the group would also qualify for the quarter-finals.
It will be interesting to see how Ricardo Gareca’s team coped with the fierce 0-5 defeat at the end of the preliminary round against hosts Brazil. If the underdog does not increase worlds, the prognosis of an expected success of Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Co. will prove in the weekend between Uruguay and Peru in all probability.
Uruguay – Statistics & Current Form
If we had to rank the most sympathetic footballers in the world, Luis Suarez would certainly be among the candidates who are immediately put on a separate “Black List”. The 32-year-old striker from FC Barcelona has already caused one or two scares in his long career. From various bite attacks to hand-held goalkeeping to fights with fellow players, the El Pistolero vest is about as white as the black hole.
In the final group match of his Uruguayans against Chile Suarez was once again sit up with a curious action. The record scorer of his country was echauffierte for a missed chance, namely, that the goalkeeper had the ball in the penalty area with the hand repelled. Right! The goalkeeper with his hand … At least the insight about his not necessarily intelligent behavior came faster than usual.
With all the talk that “Lucho” Suarez regularly throws in, the quality of the striker is undisputed. Also on Saturday night, the former Liverpooler again the great hope, when it comes to the World Cup fourth of 2010 is about to make it into the semi-finals. It would also be the first semi-final participation since 2011. 2015 (preliminary round) and 2016 (quarter-finals) failed the 15-time title holder each prematurely.
In the tournament so far the “Celeste” has left a good impression. At the start, the “Urus” won 4-0 against Ecuador thanks to a strong first half. The only point loss was against the visiting team from Japan, as they were even twice behind, but eventually won a 2-2 draw.
“It’s a game that we know by definition to be difficult.” – Oscar Tabárez
Probably the best performance showed the sky blue finally in the final of the group victory against Chile. In the duel with the title holder of the past two editions was above all the defensive outstanding. Forwards, the individual quality of Edinson Cavani was enough to bring the “Lucky Punch” to a 1-0 win in the closing stages. We assume that this prestigious threesome has given the uncomfortable Chileans extra confidence in the Tabárez team.
The greater self-esteem, the greater international experience at the highest level and the higher individual quality are all factors that cause us to make a tip on the first of the Group C between Uruguay and Peru. In terms of personnel, Oscar Tabárez must definitely do without Matias Vecino. In addition, there is a question mark behind the use of Diego Laxalt. If the shooting star of last year’s World Cup fail, Martin Caceres would move from the right side of the back four to the left and Giovanni Gonzalez slip into the starting lineup.
Expected formation of Uruguay:
↪ Muslera – Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Gonzalez – Lodeiro, Betancur, Torreira, Nandez – Cavani, Suarez
↪ Coach: Tabarez
Last matches of Uruguay:
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Chile vs. Uruguay 0: 1 (Copa America)
⚽️ 21.06.2019 – Uruguay Vs. Japan 2: 2 (Copa America)
⚽️ 17.06.2019 – Uruguay vs. Ecuador 4: 0 (Copa America)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Uruguay Vs. Panama 3: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Thailand vs. Uruguay 0: 4 (China Cup)
Peru – Statistics & Current Form
Although the Peruvian national team in the previous year at the World Cup in Russia had to pack their bags after the preliminary round, outweighed almost exclusively the pride of participation. For the first time after 36 years of abstinence, “La Blanquirroja” qualified for a World Cup finals and with a bit more luck could even have reached the knockout round. After two extremely close defeats by Denmark and France (each 0: 1), in which the South Americans were equal over long stretches, brought the final 2-0 victory against the Australians nothing more.
Nevertheless, the team of the Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca, who has been the scepter of the Peruvian Association since 2015 and is primarily responsible for the positive development of the national team, climbed into the top ten in the world ranking for the first time in history. Admittedly, the much-debated FIFA ranking in many places may not be as meaningful as one might expect. Nevertheless, it can be argued without doubt that the selection of the state located in the west of South America has long since made the leap into the advanced world class.
Despite all the adulation, however, we also have to state that after the World Cup the good results were largely absent. In the ten matches before the start of the Copa América “La Rojiblanca” celebrated only three victories. Among other things, it hailed surprising defeats against Costa Rica, El Salvador or Ecuador. Even in the group stage, the team to the former Bundesliga professionals Carlos Zambrano, Jefferson Farfan or Paolo Guerrero have missed any constancy so far.
The lean 0: 0 to kick off against Venezuela was followed by a befitting 3: 1 win against Bolivia and a harsh slap against Brazil. The 0: 5 against the hosts was insofar a stroke of the neck, as coach Gareca quasi ran aground with his best formation and did not spare any performers. Nevertheless, the Selecao dominated the match at will and led at half time 3-0.
This embarrassing appearance could now bring two possible consequences. Either the otherwise proud national team insists on reparation or the self-confidence is so cracked that the goat can not be knocked over in the quarterfinals. We tend to tend towards the latter scenario, especially as the Uruguayans have seen how to crack the Rojiblanca defensive.
In any case, in direct duel Uruguay vs Peru put the odds for the prediction on a handicap success of the favorites too high. The value is definitely recognizable at quotes around the 3.00 mark. To make matters worse, with the veteran Farfan an important key player will fail injured. Changes in the starting eleven are therefore certainly to be expected.
Expected formation of Peru:
↪ Gallese – Trauco, Abram, Zambrano, Advincula – Yotun, Tapia – Cueva, Flores, Polo – Guerrero
↪ Coach: Gareca
Last Games of Peru:
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Peru vs. Brazil 0: 5 (Copa America)
⚽️ 18.06.2019 – Bolivia Vs. Peru 1: 3 (Copa America)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Venezuela Vs. Peru 0: 0 (Copa America)
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – Peru vs. Colombia 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 06.06.2019 – Peru vs. Costa Rica 1: 0 (friendly)
Uruguay vs Peru Direct Comparison
Overall, Uruguay and Peru faced each other in 65 international matches. A tip on the Peruvians paid off only in 16 cases. The “Celeste” leads the direct comparison with 36 victories. Another 13 matches ended in a draw. As part of the Copa América, the national teams met for the last time in 2011. In the semifinals, the “Urus” prevailed 2: 0, thereby reaching the final and then elected to the title holder. The recent direct duel has been over two years in the past. In March 2017, the Peruvians held a surprise 2-1 during World Cup qualifying.
Uruguay vs Peru Football Betting Tips Explained
The final quarter-finals of the Copa América will be held on Saturday evening from 22:00 clock once again a real brawler ready. Uruguay meets Peru. If we give credit to the odds of the bookmakers, then the “Celeste” should have the best chance to move to the semi-finals of the South American Championship for the first time since 2011. In our eyes, the implied probability of victory of 58 percent is also justified, because in the recent tournament history, the “Urus” left a better impression than the Peruvians, who made the leap to the last eight only as the best group of Knights.
Key Facts – Uruguay vs Peru tips
⭐️ Uruguay have already scored seven goals in three games
⭐️ Peru conceded at the end of the group stage a 0-5 swatter against Brazil
⭐️ On the way to the last Copa title, the Urus won in the semifinals against Peru in 2011
In particular, the 0-5 loss of “Rojiblanca” in the last group match against Brazil raises questions and concerns at the same time for the World Cup participants of 2018. The Tabárez-Eleven has with Suarez and Cavani perhaps the best storm in South America, while the Peruvian Defense already seemed overwhelmed against the host. In terms of quality, experience and self-confidence, the sky blue is also more appreciated.
Consequently, between Uruguay and Peru, we have opted for the lucrative betting odds, which aim to give the favorite at least two goals. We can well imagine that the 15-times title holder goes into the lead early and exploits the available spaces as the game progresses in order to score one (or more) goals.
Insider Tips: win Uruguay (-1.5)