Uruguay v Japan Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st June 2019

Uruguay to ease to comfortable win over Japan

Uruguay v Japan Betting Tips – Copa America, 21st June 00:00 am

Uruguay had a successful start to their 2019 Copa America campaign as they thumped Ecuador 4-0. That was a strong statement made by them and it could spell a bit of trouble for Japan. They were beaten 4-0 by Chile in their opener and have a mountain to climb to try and get through to the next round. Read our predictions for Uruguay v Japan.

Uruguay v Japan Betting Odds*

Uruguay 2/9
Draw 9/2
Japan 14/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 7:11 p.m.)

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Uruguay News and Form

Uruguay eased to a 4-0 win over Ecuador in their opening fixture of the tournament. Their star partnership up top of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were both on the scoresheet. So that was a powerful start made by the Uruguayans which means that everyone will be expecting them to do a similar job against Japan. Their win over Japan moved Uruguay on to a four-match winning streak. They didn’t concede in that run of four games, while they scored at least three goals in each of them too.

Uruguay -2.25 Asian Handicap
5/4

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So they look to be coming good just at the right time. Can they take the title? Uruguay have come up with seven unanswered goals in their last two Copa America games. That is a big improvement because they were in a poor run of form in the competition. Uruguay had been on a run of D1 L4 before beating Jamaica 3-0 in their final match at the 2016 edition. So they now appear to be back in a much better place and have such a strong core of players. A win here could see them book an automatic qualification spot with a game to play, which is never a bad thing.

Uruguay v Japan Head to Head

Japan took a 4-3 friendly win over Uruguay in October last year
Uruguay were on a three-match winning streak over them before that
Uruguay are W3 D1 L1 in their five previous games against Japan
This will be the first competitive meeting between the two nations

 

Key-Facts – Uruguay v Japan

  • Uruguay have scored 7 unanswered goals in their last two Copa America fixtures
  • Japan have failed to score in three of their last five games
  • The Japanese are winless in four previous Copa America games

 

Japan News and Form

Japan suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of Chile in their opening game of the tournament. That was a tough introduction. It leaves Japan, who were the runner’s up to Qatar in this year’s AFC Asian Cup, unlikely to get out of this group. In their last five games the Japanese are W2 D1 L2. They faced pretty weak opposition in their final two warm-up matches, playing out a 0-0 draw against Trinidad and Tobago and then beating El Salvador 2-0.

Japan have failed to score in three of their last five games, producing just three goals in that sequence. They showed good form at the Asian Cup, winning six of their seven games there, but this is a different level of competition. This second appearance by Japan at the Copa America, after playing 20 years ago. On that occasion they earned just one point from their three group stage games, that point coming against Bolivia. They lost 3-2 against Peru and 4-0 against Paraguay in their other group stage matches.

Uruguay v Japan Tips & Odds

Uruguay to win to nil 4/6
Uruguay/Uruguay half time/full time 4/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 17th, 2019 at 7:11 p.m.)

Uruguay v Japan Predictions

Uruguay to win: A good fit for this game looks to be Uruguay to win to nil. They came out of the blocks firing and with Japan having been beaten heavily by weaker opposition than what Uruguay are, it all adds up to a comfortable victory for Uruguay.


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