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Uruguay vs Colombia Preview & Picks - Goals To Be Limited In Copa America Semi-Final

gary-emmerson
10 Jul 2024
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Gary Emmerson 10 Jul 2024
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  • Uruguay vs Colombia picks for Wednesday, July 10
  • Copa America semi-final is taking place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
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    Uruguay vs Colombia Preview & Picks
  • Uruguay vs Colombia Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Uruguay Form
  • Colombia Form

Uruguay vs Colombia Preview & Picks

The second Copa America semi-final is expected to be a tight and tense affair.

These two teams tend to engage in close affairs and both have seen the under cash repeatedly in their Copa America games.

  • Under 2.5 goals has hit in 9 of Uruguay's last 11 Copa America games
  • Colombia have seen under 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 games against Uruguay
  • Under 2.5 goals has cashed on 12 of Colombia's last 18 Copa America games
  • 4 of the last 5 meetings have ended in a draw after 90 minutes

Head To Head

  • Uruguay lead the all-time series 10-6 with 5 draws
  • The two teams drew 2-2 when they last met in October 2023

Uruguay Form

Uruguay secured a return to the Copa America semi-finals with a dramatic penalty shootout victory against Brazil.

After a largely turgid goalless affair, La Celeste emerged victorious with a 4-2 spot-kick triumph against their great rivals. 

Marcelo Bielsa's in-form side are now unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 games over the past 10 months. 

21-time Copa America finalists, but only once in the 21st century, Uruguay last lifted the famous trophy in 2011. 

Colombia Form

Colombia strolled into the semi-finals with a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of Panama last weekend.

An impressive display saw five different scorers net in a straightforward victory for Los Cafeteros.

Perhaps the most impressive side at this competition thus far, Colombia remain unbeaten in 27 internationals played since March 20202.

Néstor Lorenzo's men claimed victory in 21 of those games, including three of four games played in the USA this summer.

The Colombians are bidding to reach only their third-ever Copa America final.

Their sole victory came as hosts in 2001 when they became the first team to win the title without conceding a goal.

Verdict

An intriguing contest is likely to come down to fine margins, with chances proving few and far between. 

Under 2.5 goals is my preferred pick, while I wouldn't be surprised to see this semi-final go the distance in Charlotte. 

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