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Uruguay v Peru
KO 23:15, ESPN
(Max last 10 only)
05 Sep 2009 World Cup qualifier Peru 1-0 Uruguay
17 Jun 2008 World Cup qualifier Uruguay 6-0 Peru
26 Jun 2007 Copa America Uruguay 0-3 Peru
07 Jun 2005 World Cup qualifier Peru 0-0 Uruguay
01 Jun 2004 World Cup qualifier Uruguay 1-3 Peru
30 Jul 2003 Friendly Uruguay 1-0 Peru
24 Jul 2003 Friendly Peru 3-4 Uruguay
04 Sep 2001 World Cup qualifier Peru 0-2 Uruguay
26 Jul 2000 World Cup qualifier Uruguay 0-0 Peru
10 Sep 1997 World Cup qualifier Peru 2-1 Uruguay
It is day three of Copa America 2011 and after slow starts from Argentina and Brazil against Bolivia and Venezuela respectively, third-favourites Uruguay will be looking to achieve more than the draws managed by their fellow big boys when they face Peru.
Along with Argentina, Uruguay are the joint-most successful nation in Copa America history, with 14 titles to their name.
And after going so well in South Africa last summer, where La Celeste finished fourth, they can be backed at around 1.52 for tonight’s game. However, lumping on Uruguay at short prices could be a dangerous game.
They have enjoyed only mixed form since the World Cup, and Peru has lost just once in the last five meetings between the teams. Although that was a 6-0 drubbing in Montevideo, it has won three of the other fixtures in that spell and drew the other.
After seeing other less fancied teams secure strong early results, there’s good reason to think that Peru can defy the 31-place gap between the sides in FIFA’s current rankings – and the odds – to at least deny Uruguay victory. An appealing strategy is to lay Uruguay at around 1.53 on Betdaq.
Sunday’s Return: -4 points