Argentina vs Uruguay Copa America preview

Argentina vs Uruguay

2011 Copa America- Quarterfinal- 16th July 19.15 Local time

The most exciting quarterfinal game in this season’s Copa America sees hosts Argentina take on World Cup semifinalists Uruguay. Bet on Argentina vs Uruguay at Copa America 2011 with our recommended bookmakers after reading our betting preview at Sportsbokie.com.

After two disappointing results against Bolivia and Venezuela, Argentina finally got their act together against Costa Rica. Coach Sergio Batista implemented wholesale changes which paid off as the Albicelestes picked up a 3-0 win. Sergio Aguero was the star for Argentina as his two goals catapulted him to the top of the list of highest goal scorers at this tournament. Lionel Messi also had an excellent game and the Argentine public will be hoping that their stars are peaking at just the right time as the tournament enters its latter phase.

Argentina form- last five games- most recent first- Argentina scorers in brackets-

Argentina 3-0 Costa Rica ( Sergio Aguero*2, Angel di Maria)
Argentina 0-0 Colombia
Argentina 1-1 Bolivia ( Sergio Aguero)
Argentina 4-0 Albania ( Lavezzi, Messi, Aguero, Tevez)
Poland 2-1 Argentina ( Ruben)

Uruguay weren’t the most impressive side in the group stages, but did enough to book a quarterfinal berth. Draws against Peru and Chile were followed by a narrow win over a young Mexican team. Diego Forlan hasn’t quite been his usual self for nation and coach Oscar Tabarez will be hoping that he comes good against the Albicelestes. Forlan will become Uruguay’s most capped international player if he features against Argentina.

Uruguay form- last five games- most recent first- Uruguay scorers in brackets-

Uruguay 1-0 Mexico ( Alvaro Pereira)
Uruguay 1-1 Chile ( Alvaro Pereira)
Uruguay 1-1 Peru ( Luis Suarez)
Uruguay 3-0 Estonia ( Cacerers, Reintam, Lodeiro)
Uruguay 1-1 Holland ( Luis Suarez)

Verdict:- Will be tightly contested given the history between the two sides. Neither team are in the form of their lives, so it will all come down to which team performs the better on the day.

Argentina 3-2 Uruguay (ET) ( Aguero, Messi, Higuain/ Forlan, Suarez)

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