Uruguay’s fate is out of their hands as they enter the final round of group matches in this year’s Copa America.
The Charruas are undefeated in the competition but have yet to register a win after playing out successive 1-1 draws with Chile and Peru.
As such Oscar Tabarez’s side must win and hope that that Chile and Peru do not cancel each other out.
Should this be the case, the top three clubs will be gridlocked on five points and goal difference could come into play.
Fortunately for Tabarez, his side face a much-changed Mexico side from the one that recently retained the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
A host of El Tricolor stars have been rested for this competition which has led to successive defeats for Jose Manuel de la Torre’s side.
Mexico’s relatively inexperienced squad and Uruguay’s talented front line should prove to be a recipe for success for Tabarez.
With one eye on the goal difference records, the Uruguay boss will look to Atletico Madrid forward Diego Forlan, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Botofogo hit man Sebastian Abreu to fire his side to a comprehensive victory.
As such, the South Americans are odds-on favourites to secure a win at 1/2, while a draw is available at 14/5.
Mexico are priced at 11/2 to produce an upset and record their first win of the competition.
With such short odds on a Uruguay win, some football betting enthusiasts could be tempted to delve into the handicap market, where a 2-0 head start for Mexico sees the Churruas priced at 15/4 to in and 13/4 to draw.
Uruguay can also be backed to win the game to nil at 21/20, while 7/10 odds say they will win but will see their defence breached.
if Uruguay are to get the win that could see them through to the knock-out stages of the tournament, then their strikers will need to get he game off to a flying start.
Forlan and Suarez are both fancied to score the game’s first goal, with bwin offering odds of 4/1 on both players, while larger odds are available on Abreu, who is seen as an 11/2 bet to break the deadlock.
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