Uruguay vs Japan Match Info
Match date: 21stJun 2019
Kick-Off: 12.00 am
Stadium: Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre
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Oscar Tabarez’s men will be understandably confident heading into this clash having netted 14 times without reply across their last four fixtures now, winning each of them either 3-0 or 4-0.
Although the other three games only saw them face Uzbekistan, Thailand and Panama, those teams are not exactly on too dissimilar a level from Japan after Hajime Moriyasu elected for an incredibly inexperienced squad with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in mind.
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Uruguay vs Japan Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
16 Oct 2018 Japan 4 – 3 Uruguay
5 Sep 2014 Japan 0 – 2 Uruguay
14 Aug 2013 Japan 2 – 4 Uruguay
Matches played: 4
Uruguay wins: 3
Japan wins: 1
Uruguay vs Japan Stats
- Uruguay connected their fourth win in a row as they beat Ecuador (4-0)
- Japan came into the competition on the back of a three-match unbeaten streak
- La Celeste have bagged three wins and suffered just a single loss in four head-to-head clashes
Uruguay vs Japan Match Preview
Uruguay have outclassed Ecuador (4-0) as a very early opener from Nicolas Lodeiro set the pace and after Jose Quinteros got sent off, the rivals failed to cope and saw Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez get on the scoresheet in the first half already too.
La Celeste have thus built on the great streak they’ve come into the competitions with, where they outclassed Uzbekistan (3-0), Thailand (0-4), and Panama (3-0) with ten goals scored and none conceded. We now hope to see them very confident in search of a ticket to the knockout stages already.
Japan have proven themselves a tough nut to crack and the clash against Chile proved to the point, as Hajime Moriyasu’s men look to build on a three-match unbeaten streak – where they beat Bolivia (1-0) and El Salvador (2-0) but were held to a goalless draw by Trinidad and Tobago along the way.
Samurai Blue have kept clean sheets on all three occasions and will surely be no easy rivals to play against in Brazil, as we now expect another narrow occasion in the making. We’ve gotten used to such clashes on their part and their Copa America campaign will surely demand nothing different.
We will still stick with Uruguay to overcome the tough challenge Japan surely will be, as we back them to win with Asian Handicap -1.5 at 83/100 with bet365 – which does seem value as Oscar Tabarez’ men come into the match with some very convincing displays behind them.
We still hope to see a narrow occasion and with Japan struggling to convert their chances, we’re now also backing Uruguay to keep a clean sheet at 8/13 with Ladbrokes – which would be their fifth clean sheet in five outings this year.
Uruguay vs Japan Betting Tips
Argentina to win & BTTS @ 5/2 with bet365
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 9/10 with Unibet
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