Ecuador at Uruguay 6/16/19 - Copa America Picks & Predictions
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Ecuador vs. Uruguay
Soccer: 19:00 EST
Jun. 16, 2019
Latest Odds : ECU +0.75 Total: 2
Uruguay have been dubbed as one of the favorites to win the Copa America this year, and they will start their duties with a tricky match against Ecuador on Sunday. Ecuador have not fared well in this match-up over the years but have been quite solid lately.
Uruguay had a rather successful run in the World Cup last year, where they were eventually eliminated at the quarter-finals against France. Since then they have played six friendlies but just won their first and last match (2-4-0). Each of their last eight matches in all competitions had Over 2.5 Goals (6-5-0). But their last five matches have seen goals just from one side.
Ecuador did not make it to the World Cup and have been preparing a lot for this tournament. In their last match they fell to Mexico by 2-3 and are win-less in their last four (0-2-2). However, their overall record in that 10-match span is a solid 4-3-3. The last time Ecuador won an opening match was back in 1993 (0-6-3 since). Ecuador have only won three times in the last six editions of the Copa America (3-13-3) and are the team with the worst record in the tournament (16-80-22).
Free Betting Pick: Uruguay -0.75 (+101)
Uruguay have Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and PSG’s Edinson Cavani up front, arguably one of the best (if not THE best) attacking duo in this tournament. Uruguay are also known for their gritty play and defensive prowess. Going to back them to cover the spread here.