Argentina Vs Uruguay Live Copa 2021 Prediction, Team News And Live Stream
Argentina vs. Uruguay predictions: Lionel Messi and company will face their South American rivals in the ongoing Copa America 2021 on Friday.
Uruguay will kick off their Copa America 2021 campaign against archrival Argentina this weekend. The game will take place on Saturday, June 19, at 5:30 a.m. IST at Estádio Nacional de Brasil. Here's how to watch Argentina vs Uruguay on TV, as well as team news, the Argentina vs Uruguay head-to-head record, and our Argentina vs Uruguay prediction.
Prediction and preview for Argentina vs. Uruguay
Argentina began their Copa America campaign with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Chile. Lionel Messi's exquisite free-kick gave them the lead, but Eduardo Vargas equalized to share the spoils. Chile could have won by more, but Emiliano Martinez saved a crucial Arturo Vidal penalty, ensuring La Albicleste got a point from their opener. Argentina are expected to mount a serious title challenge in what could be Messi's final Copa America appearance, and they will be desperate to win to improve their chances of qualifying in one of the top few spots.
Uruguay, on the other hand, comes into this game after three consecutive goalless draws in World Cup Qualifying games. Oscar Tabarez's side should be concerned that Luis Suarez and company were unable to punish Paraguay and Venezuela. La Celeste will be firmly focused on the Copa America, where they will attempt to win the continental trophy for the 16th time, having not won since 2011. Argentina, on the other hand, will be favorites, and three points are expected on Friday night.
Head-to-head record between Argentina and Uruguay
The rivalry between the two teams is one of the sport's oldest. Argentina and Uruguay have met in 194 official matches, with Argentina winning 89 of them. In comparison, Uruguay has only won 59 games, with 46 of their encounters ending in a draw. Argentina and Uruguay last met in a friendly in 2019, where they drew 2-2, with Messi and Aguero scoring for Argentina and Cavani and Suarez scoring for Uruguay.
Team news for Argentina vs. Uruguay
Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has his entire squad at his disposal, with Lionel Messi leading the line alongside Lautaro Martinez and Nico Gonzalez. After Gonzalez's wastefulness in front of goal, Sergio Aguero will hope to get a look in, and that could be the only change to the starting XI. In terms of Uruguay, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani should lead the line, while Jose Gimenez and captain Diego Godin should continue to work together in the defensive midfield.
Team news for Argentina vs. Uruguay:
Argentina's predicted starting XI is as follows: E Martinez; Montiel, Martinez Quarta, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Messi, Aguero, L Martinez.
Uruguay Xi : Muslera, Gonzalez, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres, Torres, Torreira, Valverde, Rodriguez, Suarez, Cavani