URU Vs PER Dream 11 prediction: The Sportsrush brings you the Dream 11 prediction between Uruguay Vs Peru.
The last game of the Copa America 2019 Quarter Finals features Uruguay and Peru travelling to Salvador to compete for a place in the Semis. 2 out of the 3 Quarter Finals have gone to Penalties with Chile and Brazil booking a place in the next round.
Last night, Argentina seemed t0o strong to perform against for Paraguay as they registered a 2-0 win with goals coming from Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Lo Celso.
Uruguay are firm favourites in this tie and will progress easily unless Peru pull off an unlikely upset.
Fernando Muslera: I’ve picked the veteran player as my first choice keeper in the game. He has kept 2 clean sheets in 3 games in the tournament, the latest one coming against defending champions Chile in the group stage.
We expect him to have an off day in goal as an underwhelming Peru attack look to make something out of this game.
Jose Gimenez: Atletico Madrid centre half has been a rock for Uruguay this tournament. He’s displayed exceptional defending in all 3 games, and even has a goal to his name. The youngster is one of the best defenders in the world and dangerous from set pieces. He’s my first pick at defence.
Giovanni Gonzalez: A fullback by trait, Gonzalez can play either side of a back 4. He was brought in for the injured Diego Laxalt who might miss the entire competition. He started against Chile as a right back and powered down the flank throughout the game. The 24 year old is a good shout at defence and might just pick up an assist or two.
Luis Advincula: Peruvian right back Advíncula is quick, strong and a very good passer. He has done well for his side in the two games he has played, winning 80% of his duels against Venezuela. His team had a bad day against Brazil but he was one of their best players on the day winning more than 50% of his duels and tackles.
Nicolas Lodeira: Uruguay’s no. 7 is a high stamina, high pressing, and creative winger. He plays on either side of a midfield 4 for his team and creates several chances through crosses and layoffs. He has 1 goal to his name in the tournament and has created several goal scoring chances.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta: Giorgian plays as an attacking midfielder for his club Flamengo, but his flair and unique crossing technique helps him act as a natural winger, too. He started the previous game for Uruguay as part of a no 10 duo with Lodeira. He’s extremely skilful and registers a lot of direct goal contributions.
Christian Cueva: Cueva was absolutely sublime in Peru’s win vs Bolivia. He assisted their equaliser, and went on to give five key passes. The 27-year-old also completed 80% of his crosses and 100% of his long balls. He is Peru’s creative engine on the left flank and has a similar mould to Philippe Coutinho.
Renato Tapia: Tapia is Peru’s holding midfielder who features alongside Yoshimar Yotun in double pivot. He is a through ball expert and paves passes from deep either through lobbed passes or between lanes. He hasn’t registered any goal contribution yet but with a strong creative prowess like his, it will be difficult for Uruguay’s double pivot to take care of him.
Luis Suarez(C): With immense experience for his age on his shoulders, Luis Suarez is nearing the end of his career. Or at least it seem so when he plays for Barcelona.
However, El Pistolero plays at a completely different: elevated level for his national team. His work rate is phenomenal and he doesn’t miss a chance in front of goal. He’s scored twice and assisted once in the tournament and is my captain for the matchup.
Edinson Cavani(VC): Uruguay boast of one of the best attacking duo in world football. Cavani is another extremely lethal striker who starts upfront for them. He has started all 3 games for Uruguay and has scored 2 goals in the same time. The 32 year old is one of the best finishers in the world and can turn a game around on its head in a matter of minutes.
Paolo Guerrero: Peruvian captain Guerrero is also their most dangerous player. He has insane experience under his belt and has even scored for Peru in this cup. The 35 year old boasts of very good off the ball running and sharp finishing. He should be a handful for even a strong defence like Uruguay.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.