Uruguay v Japan Betting Tips & Predictions
Uruguay were a backable price to beat Ecuador although their 4-0 victory in Belo Horizonte means that the bookies have closed ranks when it comes to their match odds to win against Japan.
La Celeste are definitely a team that can win the 2019 Copa America and Oscar Tabarez saw his team three goals ahead at half-time in their opener, with the Uruguayans helped by the sending off of Jose Quinteros halfway through the first half.
There’s so much to like about Uruguay’s starting XI, including the central defensive pair of Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin who were impressive at the 2018 World Cup and have also been rock solid for Atletico Madrid.
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are equally as effective from an attacking point-of-view and Uruguay are probably the number one team to trust when it comes to a side capable of keeping a clean sheet.
Japan already have their tails between their legs after being dismantled by Chile in their opener and it’s worth noting that La Roja were actually a backable price to win that game before the 4-0 destruction happened.
The Asian guests will therefore be struggling for confidence and it’s worth noting that they were beaten in the Asian Cup final by Qatar before losing a friendly to Colombia by a single goal.
Veteran striker Shinji Okazaki was strangely overlooked in the first game in favour of Ayase Ueda, a 20-year-old who was making his international debut in the tournament, while Daizen Maeda was also fielded and this proved costly.
This Uruguay team are unlikely to take any prisoners as they set about making sure they go through as group winners and will look to rack up the goals, while keeping things solid at the back.
Uruguay win to nil @ 1.66 with bet365