The Copa America 2021 returns to overlap with another round of intriguing matches as Chile lock the horns with Uruguay in an important Group B match at the Pantanal Arena on Monday. Both teams have been inconsistent in recent weeks and will have to win this match.
Chile held on in their first Copa America 2021 match and secured an important point against Argentina. La Roja, however, were well below their best day and will have to score more in this match.
On the other hand, Uruguay failed to find an equalizer against Argentina and collapsed to a 1-0 defeat after an early goal by Guido Rodriguez. The Uruguayans have excellent players in their ranks and will need to be the best in this match.
Uruguay vs. Chile Head-to-Head
Uruguay has an impressive historical record against Chile and has won 46 games out of a total of 82 games played by the two teams. Chile have managed just 19 wins against Uruguay and will need to step up on the board in this schedule.
The previous meeting of the two teams took place in October last year and ended in a 2-1 victory for Uruguay. Luis Suarez scored the opening goal of the day and will want to leave a mark on this match.
Uruguay Form Guide: LDDLW
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Uruguay vs Chile Team News
Edinson Cavani served a suspension in World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, and in the final third he will partner with Luis Suarez. Uruguay currently has a fully prepared team and will have to set up its best team against Chile.
Alexis Sanchez is the only Chilean name missing at the Copa America 2021 and will not be able to play in this match. La Roja has a strong team and will hardly make drastic changes in this match.
Injured: Alexis Sanchez
Uruguay vs Chile Predicted XI
Uruguay predicted XI (4-4-2): Fernando Muslera; Matias Vina, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Giovanni Gonzalez; Lucas Torreira, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolas De La Cruz; Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez
Chile predicted XI (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Eugenio Mena; Erick Pulgar, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz; Ben Brereton, Jean Meneses, Eduardo Vargas
Uruguay – Chile Prediction
Uruguay played a discontinuous match against Argentina earlier this week and will be completely disappointed with the result. Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have a lot of experience on the big stage and will have to step up in this match.
Chile is perfectly capable of packing a punch and will intend to take something away from this device. Uruguay is a better team on paper though and holds the lead in entering this match.
Prediction: Uruguay 1-0 Chile