Uruguay vs Colombia prediction
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Uruguay vs Colombia

, KO: 01:00 Jul 11, 2024, Bank of America Stadium
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THE second Copa America semi-final will take place in the early hours of Thursday morning when Uruguay face Colombia at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Both teams have done well to reach this stage of the tournament but both will now have their sights on the final on Sunday.

Uruguay have been the best team to watch at the tournament so far and came through a gruelling clash with Brazil in the quarter-finals – beating the Selecao in a penalty shootout.

Colombia, meanwhile, put in a stunning performance in their quarter-final, beating Panama 5-0 to reach the semi-finals.

What will happen when the two highest-scoring teams at the tournament meet on Wednesday night? Here is our prediction.

How the bookies view it: Too close to call

The bookmakers aren't entirely sure how to call this one with all three outcomes being considered almost as likely as each other. Colombia are extremely narrow favourites and have been priced at 8/5 with Betfred to win inside 90 minutes, while a Uruguay win has been priced at 7/4. The draw, and therefore extra time, has been priced at 9/5.

Recent head-to-head: Minimal bragging rights

Uruguay vs Colombia is one of the oldest rivalries in South American football and the two sides have faced each other on 45 previous occasions. Uruguay have come out on top more often than not with 20 wins compared to Colombia's 14. The recent H2H record suggests extra time and penalties are in play here – three of the last five meetings have finished all square.

Players to watch: The battle of Liverpool's finest

The winner of this match may well come down to which Liverpool starlet performs best on the day. One one side of the pitch, there will be Uruguay's Darwin Nunez whose goalscoring record for his nation is mightily impressive.

Nunez, who is often accused of being wasteful in front of goal for Liverpool, has scored five goals in his last five matches for Uruguay and will be their biggest goal threat on Wednesday night.

On the other side is Colombia's Luis Diaz. The electric winger has also been performing well for his country of late. He has scored three goals and provided one assist in his last four appearances for Colombia and will be their biggest offensive weapon on the night.

Predicted lineups

Marcelo Bielsa will have to negotiate a defensive injury crisis for this one as Nahitan Nández and Ronald Araújo will both miss out due to suspension and injury respectively. Colombia, on the other hand, have a complete squad available with Jefferson Lerma set to return after serving a suspension in the quarter-finals.

Uruguay: Rochet – Varela, Gimenez, Olivera, Vina – Ugarte, Valverde – Pellistri, De la Cruz, Araujo – Nunez

Colombia: Vargas – Munoz, Cuesta, Sanchez, Mojica – Rios, Lerma – Arias, Rodriguez, Diaz – Cordoba

Anything else catch the eye?

Unlike the vast majority of teams that have competed at the 2024 Copa America, both Colombia and Uruguay are free-spirited and adopt attacking tactics. Colombia have netted 15 goals during the tournament while Uruguay have scored 11 times. Over 2.5 goals is priced at 6/4 with Betfred.

This match between Uruguay and Colombia will be played on Jul 11, 2024 and kick off at 01:00. Check below for our tipsters best Uruguay vs Colombia prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Uruguay vs Colombia Betting Tips & Predictions
Uruguay to win
8/5
Betfred
Darwin Nunez to score anytime
21/10
Betfred
Over 8.5 corners
8/11
Betfred
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