Uruguay v Ecuador Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th June 2019

Uruguay to edge opener

Uruguay v Ecuador Betting Tips – Copa América, 16th June 11.00pm

Uruguay are the front runners to win Group C at the 2019 Copa America. They have had a pretty decent warm-up and they look once again to be one of the toughest teams to beat in the competition. Ecuador may not be the total pushover though that the odds suggest that they are going to be. Read our predictions for Uruguay v Ecuador.

Uruguay v Ecuador Betting Odds*

Uruguay 3/4
Draw 23/10
Ecuador 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 at 4:08 p.m.)

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Uruguay News and Form

While the core of their team like captain Diego Godin and strike force Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani the wrong side of 30, Uruguay still look a good contender at the Copa America. They had a bit of a slump towards the back end of 2018, suffering four straight international friendly defeats by a one-goal margin. They have responded with three straight clean sheet wins through but they have been against weaker opposition in Uzbekistan, Thailand and Panama. So it’s hard to read where they are at right now.

Uruguay Half Time Win


Uruguay are a strong side and they will bring a good physical presence of course to things. They have had the same head coach, Oscar Tabarez, who delivers the same thing again and again. They do have that strike force of Cavani and Suarez who are the joint 13/10 favourites in the First Goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 at 4:08 p.m.). In the 2016 edition of the Copa America, Uruguay didn’t get out of the group stage which was a massive failure.

Uruguay v Ecuador Head to Head

In World Cup 2018 qualification the two traded home wins
Uruguay have won one of the last four against Ecuador
Both teams have scored in all but one of the last five meetings
Uruguay are W15 D10 L6 in the overall head to head against Ecuador


Key-Facts – Uruguay v Ecuador

  • The Uruguayans are on a three match winning streak
  • Uruguay failed to get past the group stage at the last Copa America
  • Ecuador have won two of their last eight games


Ecuador News and Form

The Ecuadorians have suffered three defeats in their last eight games. In that spell though they have just been struggling to get the win on the board as well. Ecuador have won just two of their last eight games now and in their 2019 matches are (D2 L2). Wins over Peru and Panama in friendlies from November 2018 are their only wins in their last eight games played. So it’s not particularly prolific form having been delivered by them.

In their last five games, Ecuador have taken one clean sheet and that was from a 0-0 draw against Honduras earlier this year, not the most difficult of opponents. Ecuador have failed to score in three of their last seven games now. They did manage to edge Brazil in getting out of the group at the last edition of the Copa America. They struggled to get anything going though in their World Cup 2019 qualification campaign, with just six wins from their eighteen games.

Uruguay v Ecuador Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 8/15
Uruguay to win by a one-goal margin at 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 at 4:08 p.m.)

Uruguay v Ecuador Predictions

Uruguay to win: This may be a relatively low key encounter as Ecuador will likely try and sit in and contain their stronger opponents in this opener. It’s their toughest game of the group so wouldn’t be unhappy with a point. But still, the extra quality that Uruguay possess should win out on the day. Uruguay to win by a one-goal margin.

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