Uruguay vs Ecuador Preview

Uruguay vs Ecuador

Competition – Copa America

Stadium – Estadio Mineirão

Date: 16th June 2019

Kick-off time – 23:00 GMT

Uruguay fans will be hoping that their team takes their pre-tournament form into the Copa America and just maybe it can help them win the competition.

The Uruguayans have been ruthless in their last three friendlies, winning all of them, scoring ten goals and conceding none.  While most people will argue about the quality of the opponent, winning those games does help create some form of momentum and that could prove valuable in this game.

There is tough competition for places in the Uruguayan team and that makes it even more important for players to do their very best when they are selected to play.

Ecuador have struggled to get the results ahead of this competition and they come here off the back of a 3-2 loss to Mexico.  That result meant that they were unable to stop a streak of 4 losses and that could affect their morale ahead of this group opener.

Ecuador haven’t won a game this year with draws against Venezuela and Honduras their best results out of four games so far.

Uruguay have won 6 and lost 2 of the last 12 games between these sides and this looks like another good opportunity for them unless the Ecuadorians pick themselves up and fast.

Oddsmakers have priced Uruguay up as slight odds-on favourites to come out on top in this game while Ecuador will start the game as the underdog.

Goal markets point to a low-scoring game as under 2.5 goals is currently trading long odds-on while Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are joint favourites to score the opening goal of the game.

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