In the only match scheduled for Thursday, June 20, for the Copa America 2019, the Uruguay team faces Japan. The match is part of the schedule of the second round of the opening phase of the continental tournament. He is part of group C, which also has Chile and Ecuador. It will be held at the Grêmio Arena in Porto Alegre. The start is scheduled for 20h (Brasília time).
Normally played by ten countries, which make up the South American Football Confederation, this time the Copa América has 12 participants, as Japan and Qatar teams have been invited to the tournament. In this way, the first phase counts on four groups of three teams that will face in single shift. At the end of the three established days, the first two will advance to the quarterfinals.
Of the selections considered favorite more to the title of America America 2019 in the forecasts for bets, the one of Uruguay was the one that offered the most convincing action in the opening day of the competition. On Sunday, June 16, he thrashed Ecuador 4-0.The encounter had strong influence of the expulsion of the Ecuadorian Quinteros soon to the 24 minutes of the initial stage, which ended up facilitating the life of the Uruguayans. But Celeste already controlled the match at that moment and had opened the scoring in the six minutes with Lodeiro.In fact, the duel was a massacre. The Uruguayans, with 58.9% possession, created 14 chances to finish, sent seven of them on target and did not allow the Ecuadorians to play. The rivals had only one opportunity to kick in the whole match and did not even hit the goal defended by Muslera.Uruguay’s selection added the fourth consecutive win to their list of recent successes. All of them by thrashing (two with a margin of four goals and two of three) and his defense has not been leaked.The only problem was because of the injury of the midfielder Vecino. He suffered a muscle injury and will no longer play in the Copa America 2019. Valverde is the biggest candidate to take up his starting position.
Invited to the 2019 World Cup, the Japanese made their debut in the competition on Monday night, June 17, and were thrashed by the Chileans, who won the last two editions of the tournament, 4-0.Result that can be put in the account of the fatigue by the trip to Brazil and also by the inexperience of the athletes, who managed to hold the 0 to 0 until the end of the first stage, but collapsed after that the Chileans opened advantage in the marker.Japan, because it is not an official participant of the Copa America, can not demand that the clubs give their athletes to the competition. So he called a youth team to prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which will be held next year.The youngsters who tried to balance the game (46.4% possession), but still did not stand on the technical level of the South American team (11 attempts to finish against 16 and only three certain shots against seven of Chileans). Thus, the prognostics indicate that they should not go very far in the tournament.
Football Prediction of the Day Uruguay vs Japan
The Japanese team should offer a little more trouble for Celeste. Even so, Uruguay’s clear technical superiority makes the prognosis in their win the best guessing option for Thursday’s showdown for the second round of the Copa America 2019.
Bet Tips: Uruguay wins