Uruguay v Ecuador Betting Tips: 1, 2019-06-16

Copa America
Sunday 16th June 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Uruguay win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.80 (odds taken at 08:43 GMT, 15 June 2019)

Sunday evening sees the opening match of Group C in the Copa America between the two group favourites, Uruguay and Ecuador, as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto.

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Uruguay Prediction- Can Uruguay capture fourth win on trot?

Uruguay will be looking to continue their recent winning streak when they prepare to take on fellow group favourites, Ecuador, in this opening match in Group C.

The Uruguayans have recently posted three wins on the trot with victories against Uzbekistan, Thailand and Panama, none of whom are recognised powerhouses on the international stage.

However, these are welcome wins for Oscar Tabarez’s side as they seek to gain an early advantage over their rivals for top spot in Group C.

The fact that Uruguay have been scoring goals of late will also be a boost as the likes of Suarez and Cavani are expected to make an impact in this Copa America.

In last year’s World Cup in Russia, Uruguay enjoyed moderate success as they won all four of their opening matches which included wins against Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Portugal, before falling foul to eventual World Cup winners, France.

Uruguay also won the previous meeting against Ecuador when they registered a 2-1 win at home back in 2016 in a World Cup qualifier.


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Ecuador Prediction – Can Ecuador break 4-match drought?

Ecuador’s preparation for this Copa America tournament hasn’t gone quite as smoothly as they’ve been handed 2 defeats and 2 draws in the lead-up to this tournament in Brazil.

They suffered defeats away at USA 1-0 and a 3-2 defeat at Mexico along with disappointing draws against Honduras and Venezuela in 0-0 and 1-1 stalemates.

Indeed, Ecuador have managed to register just 2 wins out of their last 8 matches in all competitions which were wins against Peru and Panama.

This is not a good sign of things to come for Ecuador though as all 8 of these recent matches were played away from home, and they face a tough task of being on the road again in brazil for this Copa America tournament.

At least Ecuador face Uruguay in the opening match of Group C and will be hoping they can catch Uruguay cold and perhaps sneak a point.

Avoiding defeat to Uruguay would certainly place Ecuador in a favourable position, but can they match the Uruguayans for attacking penetration?


Key-Facts – Uruguay v Ecuador

  • Uruguay have won their last 3 matches on the trot
  • Uruguay have scored 10 goals and conceded 0 in these last 3 matches
  • Ecuador have now gone 4 matches without a win in recent times


Betting Tips Verdict

Uruguay know a good start in this clash would place them in a good position to reach the quarter-final stage, and they should have too much firepower for Ecuador here.