Uruguay v Japan Match Preview & Free Bets

Uruguay will look to make it two wins from two in the Copa America when they go head-to-head with Japan at Porto Alegre on Friday

Uruguay went into this year’s Copa America on the back of an excellent run during which they  won their previous three games with ten goals scored and none conceded along the way. They have completely outclassed Panama (3-0), Thailand (0-4) and Uzbekistan (3-0), therefore it came as no surprise to see them continue in a similar fashion in their opening Copa America match, Ecuador being put to the sword to the tune of 4-0. The dismissal of Jose Quinteros certainly helped matters and with Nicolas Lodeiro opening the scoring, further goals arrived courtesy of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in what was a thoroughly one-sided affair.

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Japan have proven themselves to be extremely tough opposition in recent months although they were on the receiving end of a thrashing in their opening Copa America outing, the Samurai Blue losing 4-0 to the South Americans. Nevertheless prior to this thumping, Japan had kept three clean sheets on the bounce with wins-to-nil over Bolivia and El Salvador coming either side of a goal-less draw with Trinidad & Tobago. Nevertheless while Japan will almost certainly make Uruguay work hard for their three points, the evidence suggests that the South Americans will run out winners at the final whistle in what should prove to be a closely-fought affair, Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 11/5 on Uruguay to win and both teams to score.