Copa America 2021 Matchday 3 has begun on Group A with a thrilling clash between Uruguay and Chile, who shared the points at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá. The game lived up to the expectations as the soccer community was eager to watch these two candidates for the trophy. Check out the highlights and goals of the game.
La Roja's aggressive start paid off in the first half with a brilliant goal from Eduardo Vargas, who seized a great assist by Ben Brereton Díaz. However, Uruguay pushed to put themselves level and they found the equalizer thanks to an Arturo Vidal's own goal.
Uruguay vs Chile: Match Preview
Uruguay and Chile face off today for Matchday 3 of Copa America 2021 at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. La Celeste just lost their first match against Argentina and will try to get their first victory in the tournament, while La Roja are ready to secure a spot in the next round. Although the Uruguayan national team looks like the slight favorite to get the 3 points, this game promises to be a very tight one. Here, find out the preview, information, predictions, odds and how to watch the game in the US.
Uruguay have to step up their game if they want to advance in the tournament. Against Argentina, La Celeste didn’ have any attempts to score and they already have 378 minutes without scoring. So they will try to break the negative run against La Roja.
But Martin Lasarte’s team is feeling confident right now. Chile won 1-0 against Bolivia and is at the top of Group A, tied with Argentina. They will try to add more points to be in the last eight, as they have done in the past three Copa America.
Uruguay vs Chile: Match Information
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021.
Time: 5:00 PM (ET).
Location: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá, Brazil.
Uruguay vs Chile: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:00 PM
CT: 4:00 PM
MT: 3:00 PM
PT: 2:00 PM
Uruguay vs Chile: Storylines
Despite the bad form of Uruguay in their last matches, Los Charrúas have a good head-to-head against Chile. They have faced each other 81 times, and Uruguay has won 47 matches. La Roja has 18 triumphs and they have drawn on 16 occasions. Of course, Uruguay also have scored more goals: 139 over the 83 of Chile.
The last time they met in Copa America was in 2019, when Uruguay won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Edinson Cavani, who hopes to do the same this Monday. For Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers 2022, they met last year and La Celeste took the victory 2-1.
Each statistic favors Uruguay. If we only count the encounters in Copa America in the last 15 years, La Celeste has won 5 of the 12 matches, while Chile has three victories. They have drawn four times.
How to watch or live stream Uruguay vs Chile in the US
The game between Uruguay vs Chile, to be played this Monday, June 21, will be broadcasted in the US by Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes, Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App.
Uruguay vs Chile: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers had already made their predictions for this game. According to FanDuel, Uruguay is the favorite with +110, while Chile has +230. In case of a tie, it would result in a +220 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel