Uruguay and Colombia battled it out to earn a place in the semifinals of the Copa America in a match that promises excitement. Both South American giants are struggling for a bit of form but Uruguay has won back to back fixtures in the final two group games whereas Colombia only managed to win once so far.
An Edinson Cavani penalty made the difference for Uruguay in facing Paraguay in the final group game to confirm their 2nd place finish in the South Zone table of the Copa America. The Manchester United striker also found the back of the net in the game against Bolivia bringing in a rich vein of scoring form before facing Colombia. Uruguay have kept clean sheets in those two final group games making them one of the candidates to lift the trophy at the end.
Colombia just about to name themselves amongst the quarter finalists in the competition. They started the competition brightly with a 1-0 over Ecuador, however, their true colors came out in the fragile 0-0 draw with Ecuador. Defeat to Peru added salt to the wound and then a painful loss to Brazil where they led but conceded a late winner from the table toppers. Qualifying with just four points for a side like Colombia and consecutive losses is disturbing for Reinaldo Rueda's men.
Uruguay vs Colombia Match Details :
When: Saturday July 3rd/ Sunday, July 4th
Timings: 03:30 (IST)/ 19:00 (local)
Where: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia
Recent Form (Copa America) :
URU vs COL Dream11 Team News :
Injuries & Suspensions
Veteran defender Diego Godin was brought off abruptly at halftime in the Paraguay game due to a knock but he has since return to training and will stay in the starting eleven having made a record 145 appearances. Luis Suarez is set to begin the game after making a substitute appearance in the last game. Colombia have no injuries or suspensions to deal with.
Uruguay vs Colombia Predicted Lineups :
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Nahitan Nandez, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Matias Vina, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancurz Giorgian De Arrascaeta, De La Cruz, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez
Colombia: David Ospina; Daniel Munoz, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, William Tesillo, Juan Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios, Edwin Cardona, Luis Diaz, Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel
Uruguay vs Colombia Head to Head :
Uruguay have won 3 out of last 5 games with Colombia. They are also unbeaten in the last three scoring in all of them. Both of them met last year in fifa world cup qualifying, Uruguay emerging victorious by a 3-0 scoreline.
URU vs COL Dream11 Team Prediction :
GK: Fernando Muslera (Uru)
DEF: Nahitan Nandez (Uru), Jose Gimenez (Uru), Yerri Mina (Col), Matias Vina (Col)
MID: Juan Cuadrado (Col), Federico Valverde (Uru), Wilmar Barrios (Col), Edwin Cardona (Col)
FW: Luis Diaz (Col), Edinson Cavani (Uru)
Match Prediction: Uruguay 2-1 Colombia
Both teams have been inefficient in producing the best of themselves so far in the Copa America campaign although Uruguay looked better defensively than their counterpart Colombia. Their run of two clean sheets will be breached but Colombia doesn't have it to beat Oscar Tabarez's men and bow out from the contest.