Colombia will host Uruguay today, at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Méndez for their third game of the South American FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers. Here, you’ll find everything there is to know about this game, such as the match information, predictions, and even how and where to watch or live stream free the game.
Two of the strongest teams in the continent will look to build on their performances from the first two couple of games when Colombia host Uruguay to open up the fixture for today.
Both teams feature a nice offensive style and have plenty of weapons at their disposal, so we can definitely be sure that this will be a match full of excitement, chances, and – obviously – scoring.
Kick off? Friday, November 13, 2020 – 3:30 PM (ET)
Being played? Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Méndez, Colombia
Japan vs Panama Head-to-Head
Throughout the course of history, this has been one of the tightest rivalries in the continent. However, Uruguay holds a close edge with 19 wins, 9 ties, and 13 losses, and the last time they faced off ended up in a 2-2 tie.
Colombia World Cup Qualifying – South America form: WD
Colombia form (all competitions): DLWWWD
Uruguay World Cup Qualifying – South America form: WL
Uruguay form (all competitions): WDWDWL
Colombia vs Uruguay: Leading Scorers
Colombia: Radamel Falcao (36)
Uruguay: Luis Suárez (62)
Colombia vs Uruguay Team News
Carlos Queiroz will have to make do without El Tigre, as Falcao is out with a hamstring injury, while Santiago Arias is also missing out after a horror injury suffered against Venezuela in the previous round of internationals.
Granada striker Luis Suarez makes the squad, but having had a poor start to the season, he’s unlikely to displace the likes of Zapata and Muriel up front. Daniel Munoz should replace Arias at right-back, while Jeison Murillo’s terrible club form should mean a start for Davinson Sanchez at centre-back.
Injuries: Radamel Falcao, Santiago Arias
The big miss for Oscar Tabarez in this round of international fixtures is the absence of Fede Valverde, who suffered an injury while playing for Real Madrid that is expected to keep him out until the end of December.
Jose Gimenez is back after missing the previous two games, and should start alongside former Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Godin.
Injuries: Fede Valverde
Doubtful: Maxi Gomez
Colombia vs Uruguay Predicted XI
Colombia Predicted XI (4-3-3): David Ospina (GK); Daniel Munoz, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Juan Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios, Jefferson Lerma; James Rodriguez, Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel
Uruguay Predicted XI (4-3-1-2): Martin Campana (GK); Martin Caceres, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Matias Vina; Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Nicolas de la Cruz; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani
Colombia tend to be quite strong at home, having not lost a home game in ages. With James Rodrigues also back after shrugging off his fitness issues, Zapata and Muriel could profit from his creativity.
Both of these powerhouses will be desperate to return to winning ways on matchday three, and with the plethora of talent on show at both ends of the pitch, those watching should be set for an entertaining spectacle. Uruguay have several regular players missing through injury, though, so Colombia can feel confident of taking all three points in this one, but we are expecting Friday’s showdown to end all square.
Our Dream 11 Pick
Goalkeeper: Martin Campana
Defenders: Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, J. Murillo
Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur, James Rodriguez
Strikers: Edinson Cavani, Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel
Captain: Luis Muriel
Vice-Captain: James Rodriguez