Argentina v Uruguay betting odds – it might rain goals in Brazil

Argentina and Uruguay might feel as though Copa America Group A is decidedly harder than Brazil’s section, with the two teams having to face each other along with a dangerous Chile side, while Bolivia and Paraguay are potentially difficult opponents.

On the flip side, there are going to be four teams going through to the quarter finals, so we might not see too cagey an encounter between the sides here, with our betting tip being to bet on a high-scoring game and there are a number of markets you can use to your advantage.

Uruguay Big Betting Outsiders to Beat Argentina

Oscar Tabarez is the long-standing manager of the Uruguayan national football team, with the coach able to call upon the services of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani who have served him so well when it has come to major tournaments in the past.

Suarez has an excellent strike rate for La Celeste, pilfering 63 goals in 117 appearances and the former Liverpool man will be ready to probe away at an Argentina defence which never seems to look watertight despite Lionel Scaloni’s best efforts to shore things up.

Cavani has come into the tournament off the back of an excellent campaign in a Manchester United shirt and he’s proven to be a massive hit at Old Trafford, with the Uruguayans looking a big price at 11/4 to win this clash.

Argentina Hovering at Even Money in the Match Betting

It’s always difficult to bet on Argentina at short betting odds, with La Albiceleste an unpredictable side who have been imbalanced between attack and defence for several decades. Indeed, the presence of Lionel Messi in the team seems to make punters think they are Barcelona but they rarely play to this level.

Leandro Paredes in central midfield certainly helps to protect the defence, while Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Angel Di Maria continues to thrive in French Ligue 1, although there are a lack of midfield enforcers who can adequately protect a back line who have creaked when put under pressure.

What Are the Best Argentina v Uruguay Copa America Bets?

We like the look of the Both Teams to Score Yes betting option and this is trading at attractive odds, with the bookies prepared to chalk up 4/5 about this happening.

The Over 2.5 Goals bet could also be worthy of consideration, with several bookies prepared to go even money that we see Argentina and Uruguay score three times between themselves and there is also a case for getting with the underdogs.

You can either back Tabarez’s men on the Asian Handicap market or alternatively take them on the Draw No Bet, with a draw likely to suit both teams as they look to conserve energy before the last eight stage.


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