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        • (39') J. Lerma
        • (26') N. de la Cruz
        • (63') G. Varela
        • (69') J. Giménez
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        • (55') J. Rodríguez
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        • (90'+7') C. Cuesta
        • (90'+8') G. Varela
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        • (45'+1') D. Muñoz
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        Copa America Tips

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        Correct Score Prediction

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        Uruguay 1-1 Colombia @ 5/1
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        Uruguay vs Colombia Prediction

        These teams have been two of the more dominant sides in the tournament, and we expect there to be nothing to split them after 90 minutes. There is a Liverpool influence on both sides through Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz. They have both scored two goals each and will be prominent figures in this game, and we are backing the former to record either a goal or assist.

        Both countries have enjoyed success in attack, scoring plenty of goals, whilst also remaining strong at the back. As a result, this tie should be decided on penalties. Uruguay have already been involved in a victorious penalty shoot-out, and we believe they will prevail once more - Uruguay 1-1 Colombia at full-time (Uruguay to win on pens)

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        Uruguay vs Colombia: Preview & Prediction

        The second semi-final of Copa America sees Uruguay take on Colombia for the opportunity to face either Argentina or Canada in the final.

        • Date: 11/07/24
        • Kick-off time: 01:00
        • Venue: Bank of America Stadium

        Uruguay’s hopes of winning a record-breaking 16th Copa America title are still alive as they have reached the semi-final for the first time since 2011, which is the last time they lifted the trophy. They enjoyed a dominant group stage, winning all three games against Panama, Bolivia and USA. This set up a meeting with one of the other tournament favourites in Brazil, and after a goalless draw, Uruguay prevailed on penalties 4-2, despite having Nahitan Nandez sent off late on.

        They take on a Colombia side who dominated their quarter-final matchup with Panama, winning 5-0. Two wins from three in the group made sure they progressed as group winners ahead of Brazil, who they drew 1-1. Colombia are looking to make it to their third Copa America final, hoping to add to their one title. They finished third in 2021, the second time in three tournaments they had reached the last four.

        Going forward, Colombia have had great success, and are the tournament’s top scorers with 11 goals. Their six group stage goals were followed by a further five in the quarter-final. They have spread the goals out well, with three players topping the charts with two in Jhon Cordoba, Luis Diaz and Daniel Munoz. Cordoba is continuing a strong season in which he scored 15 goals for Krasnodar, whilst Diaz is the big name in attack. James Rodriguez also contributed his first goal in the last game from the penalty spot.

        However, they will face a tough test in the Uruguay defence, who have conceded just one goal in their four games. This came in their opening 3-1 win over Panama. They kept a clean sheet against Brazil last time out, so are certainly a difficult backline to crack. Whilst they are strong in defence, Uruguay can also cause plenty of issues at the other end. They are just behind Colombia in goals scored with nine, despite their goalless draw with Brazil. Darwin Nunez and Maximiliano Araujo have scored two goals apiece to lead the team. Though, they too will be facing a solid defence who has allowed just two goals.

        These two teams have met nine times since 2012, with nothing to split them with three wins each. Uruguay have not won any of the last three meetings, their last victory coming in World Cup qualifying in 2020. They faced each other twice in the same setting since, both games ending in draws, the latest being 2-2. This included a stoppage time equaliser from Nunez. They played in the quarter-final of Copa America in 2021, and after a goalless draw, Colombia won 4-2 on penalties.

        Where to Watch

        Uruguay vs Colombia will be available to watch on Premier Sports 1.

        Team News

        Uruguay

        Nahitan Nandez was shown a red card in the last game, so he will be suspended for this one. Uruguay should have a full squad to choose from otherwise.

        Colombia

        Jefferson Lerma will be available to return from suspension. Defender Jhon Lucumi has missed the last three games through injury, so his availability is in question.

        Form Guide

        Uruguay

        In their last five games, Uruguay have won four and drawn one. Uruguay came into the competition in mixed form, but got off to the perfect start in their group opener against Panama. They dominated from start to finish, and it took just 16 minutes for them to break the deadlock as Maximiliano Araujo found the back of the net. They were unable to add to this lead until the 85th minute, when Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez struck, but they put the game to bed through him and Matias Vina. Panama pulled one back in stoppage time, but it was nothing more than a consolation.

        They made it two wins from two with a 5-0 victory over Bolivia. Facundo Pellistri, Nunez, Araujo, Federico Valverde and Rodrigo Bentancur were all on the scoresheet. They completed their group with a 100% record thanks to a 1-0 win against the USA. Mathias Olivera scored the second half winner.

        This set up a huge quarter-final tie against Brazil. Uruguay had just one shot on target, and despite having a man sent off late on, they held on for penalties, in which they prevailed 4-2. The winning spot-kick was scored by Manuel Ugarte. Preparations for the tournament ended in an emphatic 4-0 win against Mexico. Nunez scored a hat-trick, including a first-half brace. This added to a further strike from Pellistri.

        Colombia

        In their last five games, Colombia have won four and drawn one. It has been a dominant stretch for the Colombians, resulting in a top place group finish and a place in the semi-final of Copa America. They ensured top spot by drawing 1-1 with Brazil. Raphinha gave their opponents the lead, but Daniel Munoz equalised on the stroke of half-time to share the points.

        This followed two consecutive wins to open up the tournament, first against Paraguay, 2-1. Munoz and Jefferson Lerma put them two up before the break, before Julio Enciso halved the deficit. However, Paraguay were unable to complete a comeback. They then had a much more comfortable 3-0 victory over Costa Rica, in which Luis Diaz, Davinson Sanchez and Jhon Cordoba were all on the scoresheet.

        As a result, they set up a quarter-final tie with surprise package Panama. However, they brushed them aside with ease, winning 5-0. Cordoba broke the deadlock, before James Rodriguez, Diaz, Richard Rios and Miguel Borja added to the score. Preparations for the competition ended with a win against Bolivia. They put three past them as Jhon Arias, Cordoba and Diaz found the back of the net.

        Header logoCopa America - Group C

        PosClubPWDLGDPTS
        1
        Team logoUruguay
        3300+89
        2
        Team logoPanama
        3201+16
        3
        Team logoUnited States
        310203
        Last updated 18/07/2024

        Header logoCopa America - Group D

        PosClubPWDLGDPTS
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        Team logoColombia
        3210+47
        2
        Team logoBrazil
        3120+35
        3
        Team logoCosta Rica
        3111-24
        Last updated 18/07/2024

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