Costa Rica vs Uruguay Match Info
Date: Friday September 6 2019
Kick-off time: 03:00am BST Saturday
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
Costa Rica vs Uruguay Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
September 8 2015: Costa Rica 1-0 Uruguay
November 13 2014: Uruguay 3-3 Costa Rica
June 14 2014: Costa Rica 3-1 Uruguay
Total head-to-head matches played: 13
Costa Rica wins: 2
Uruguay wins: 7
Costa Rica vs Uruguay Stats
- Costa Rica had never beaten Uruguay before the 2014 World Cup, but have now won two of the last three meetings in 90 minutes and drawn the other
- Uruguay have kept a clean sheet in six of their seven matches during 2019
- Costa Rica have drawn only one of their last 14 games
Costa Rica vs Uruguay Match Preview
Costa Rica have been dominant against Uruguay since stunning them at the 2014 World Cup, but it may not be as easy this time when hosting opponents who are unbeaten this year.
Five summers ago in Brazil, Costa Rica launched their dream run to the World Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 triumph over Uruguay and since then they have beaten them again in two friendly matches (albeit one was after a penalty shootout following a 3-3 draw).
But in seven international fixtures during 2019, Uruguay have kept six clean sheets and drawn their other match to show they are in a good place form-wise, especially defensively.
Oscar Tabarez’s side were only prevented from progressing further than the quarter-finals of the Copa America by losing a penalty shootout against Peru, with whom they had drawn 0-0.
The manager has omitted some big names from his squad for the matches against Costa Rica and the United States including Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin, but he does still have the likes of Jose Gimenez, Lucas Torreira and Cristhian Stuani to call upon.
Costa Rica have rung the changes with eight of their CONCACAF Gold Cup squad left out and we expect Uruguay to have too much quality for them here.
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Costa Rica vs Uruguay Betting Tips
Uruguay to win @ 8/1 with William Hill
Draw HT/Uruguay FT @ 4/1 with bet365