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As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Argentina v Uruguay
Copa America – Quarter-finals
KO 23:15, ESPN
(Max last 10 only)
14 Oct 2009 World Cup qualifier Uruguay 0-1 Argentina
11 Oct 2008 World Cup qualifier Argentina 2-1 Uruguay
12 Oct 2005 World Cup qualifier Uruguay 1-0 Argentina
09 Oct 2004 World Cup qualifier Argentina 4-2 Uruguay
13 Jul 2004 Copa America Argentina 4-2 Uruguay
20 Aug 2003 International friendly Argentina 3-2 Uruguay
16 Jul 2003 International friendly Argentina 2-2 Uruguay
14 Nov 2001 World Cup qualifier Uruguay 1-1 Argentina
08 Oct 2000 World Cup qualifier Argentina 2-1 Uruguay
07 Jul 1999 Copa America Argentina 2-0 Uruguay
Argentina’s quarter-final clash with Uruguay looks to be the most intriguing of the four weekend fixtures with both sides packed full of attacking class. Sergio Batista’s side have so far yet to live up to the billing of the tournament favourites, but their recent performances suggests things are improving.
La Albiceleste began Copa America well off the pace with two disappointing stalemates, but a convincing 3-0 victory over Costa Rica saw that the hosts qualified in second place. Leo Messi and Kun Aguero were in terrific form last time out, with Aguero grabbing a brace. His two goals in the last game took the striker’s tally to three in the competition.
Uruguay will not be intimidated by Argentina’s attacking options as they possess three of the most prolific forwards around the world. Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are all top class players and will be a constant threat to the opposing defenders. Interestingly, La Celeste’s top scorer is Alvaro Pereira from midfield.
The hosts have got the better of their opponents in the last two meetings, while the side have not lost in the previous seven matches against Uruguay on home soil. In fact, La Albiceleste have won six of those seven matches which explains why they are trading at around 1.65 on the ‘Daq’.
Even though Sergio Batista’s outfit have not hit top gear yet, I expect them to edge past Uruguay tonight and extend their excellent head-to-head record against the Uruguayans.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Argentina at 1.65: 6 points
Friday’s Return: NO BET