Uruguay vs. Chile
June 21, 2021 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +120, Under 2.5 -150
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Uruguay and Chile are facing off at Arena Pantanal in round 3 of Group A in the Copa America 2021. Uruguay is still struggling to score a goal, and they are winless in their last 4 games. Chile is on a 5-game streak without a win, but they haven’t been scoring a lot of goals lately.
Despite having Suarez and Cavani in their offense, Uruguay hasn’t scored a goal in their last 4 games, and they have lost their first game of this tournament a few days ago. Uruguay was playing against Argentina in that match, and they have had 55% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Overall, it wasn’t a bad game for Uruguay, but they have missed a few good chances, and they ended up losing this game 1-0. Uruguay is a good defensive team, and they have a good attack, but their biggest problem is getting the ball to their strikers. I think this slump will end soon for Uruguay, and I think they will advance to the next stage, but Uruguay will need to stay consistent in the attacking end.
Chile has been in solid form lately, but they have 3 draws in their last 5 games. The good news for Chile is they have been consistent with scoring goals, but they have also been conceding a solid amount. In their last game against Bolivia, Chile was the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, massive 11 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Chile has had so many chances, and they have missed all but one, and that one was enough for a 1-0 win. Brereton and Vargas have each scored 1 goal for Chile so far, while Vargas also added 1 assist. Chile is a good team, a team that will never quit and they are not afraid to play rough, but they are really missing Sanchez in the attacking end, and they are counting days until he is back. At the moment, Chile is in second place in their group with 4 points, 2 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. I have no doubt Chile will go to the next stage, but their ambitions are higher, and they certainly have the quality to accomplish more.
These are the teams that are not scoring a lot of goals, especially Uruguay, but I think this will be a fun game with a lot of chances. Neither team has the edge in this matchup, and as I’ve mentioned, Uruguay’s slump must end soon. This game reeks of a draw, and I will take it.