44th Copa America edition has entered in the knockout stage as quarter-finals of tournament are beginning from 24 June. In the first quarter-final of 2015 Copa America hosts Chile will be facing title defending champions Uruguay football team. The match will be played at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Pradanos in Nunoa, Chile.
2015 Copa America defending champs Uruguay soccer team has got excellent record against Chile. In the history between these two teams, Uruguay got success to beat Chilean team on 43 occasions whereas Chile won only 17 times. So it will be an interesting battle between these 2 nations. In Copa America competition, Uruguay and Chile met last time in 2011 tournament which ended at draw.
Chile’s star Arturo Vidal is the leading goal scorer in the tournament and will be the key player for team in tomorrow’s big match against Uruguay. Home team has been playing attacking game since the beginning of Copa America 2015. Coach Jorge Sampaoli has already indicated that team will be facing top teams just like they have played the tournament so far.
He said, “Chile will not change its style for the quarter-finals. Playing like this is the only way to beat the big teams we will meet from here on.”
Though Uruguay are not in great form and finished third in the group stage but they are the champions side and title defenders in the event. Luis Suarez suspension has been really affecting Uruguayan side and Edinson Cavani has got responsibility to score the goals but he has been failing to do so. Hence it will be a tough challenge for Uruguay to surpass inform Chilean team.
Expected Playing XIs
Hosts Chile will be favorites to win 1st quarter-final against Uruguay and they have 60 percent wining chances. As per Sports Mirchi predictions the expected score line is 3-1 in the favor of Chile.