Colombia 1-1-0, Uruguay 1-0-1
11/13/20 3:30 pm
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Colombia is hosting Uruguay at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in round 3 in the South American World Cup qualifications.
Colombia hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, and they have 3 wins and 1 draw during this stretch. In their first qualifications game, Colombia has beaten Venezuela at home, while in their second game Colombia was playing against Chile. Colombia has had 54% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Colombia got ahead in the 7th minute, but Chile turned the game around before half time. Colombia saved a game in the 91st minute, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Muriel is the leading goalscorer for Colombia with 2 goals, while Lerma, Zapata, and Falcao added 1 goal each. Colombia is now in 5th place in the standings with 4 points, 5 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. Colombia is one of the best teams in South America, they certainly have a lot of talent, but their defense is still shaky, and they will need to fix that as soon as possible. Colombia has all of their best players ready, and they will start this game with its strongest lineup.
Uruguay has been playing solid soccer recently, and they have won their first qualifications game against Chile at home, but Uruguay has lost their second game in a surprising turn of events against not so good Ecuador. Uruguay has had 50% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Uruguay’s defense was bad in this match, and they have conceded 4 goals until the 75th minute. In the last 10 minutes of the game, Suarez has scored 2 goals for Uruguay from two penalty kicks, but it wasn’t enough. Uruguay has lost this match 4-2. Uruguay is now in 6th place with 3 points, which is outside the top 5 teams that are getting qualified for the World Cup. Suarez has scored 3 goals for Uruguay so far, while Gomez added 1 goal. Uruguay is a good team with Suarez and Cavani in their attack, Bentancur and Torreira in the midfield, and Godin and Gimenez who are former defensive partners from Atletico Madrid. Uruguay will need to play their best soccer if they want to get to the World Cup because the competition in South America is massive, and Uruguay is not yet at their highest level.
The trends are on Uruguay’s side in this matchup, but I wouldn’t stake my money on them. Colombia is the better team, at least offensively, and the goals were consistent in this matchup, and there is no reason to think it will be different in this match.