The time has arrived for one of the most noteworthy games during the group stages of the Copa America Centenario. The two favorite teams in Group C, Mexico and Uruguay, will face-off this Sunday, June 5, 2016 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in a game expected to be entertaining to its core.
Where to Watch Mexico vs Uruguay Copa America
The Mexico vs Uruguay Copa America Group C match will be broadcast at 5:00 PM Pacific:
Watch Live Stream Online: FuboTV
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes, FOX Sports 1
The Mexican national team led by coach Juan Carlos Osorio enters their first match in the Copa America under an outstanding 19 game undefeated streak, from which they have won their past 9 with no goals received in their past 8. However, ‘el tri’ is not the favorite this Sunday as their Uruguayan rivals have tremendous talent led by striker Edinson Cavani. In fact, this game has no clear favorite considering the great talent on both sides, Uruguay’s strong history in this tournament, and Mexico’s fan support which will be near the 100% within the stadium.
A lot of time and stress has been devoted throughout the media to try and comprehend what will be Osorio’s starting lineup and roster, yet no one seems to come to an agreement. Osorio is known for changing the starting lineup game-after-game, and against Uruguay he is expected to group a team adequate for defending crosses and set pieces.
Therefore, it is very likely that Mexico will play with a 3-4-3 formation, whose defense is compose of Hector Moreno, Rafael Marquez, and Diego Reyes (or Nestor Araujo). The midfield will join Andres Guardado, Jesus Molina, Hector Herrera, and Miguel Layun (who will retrieve to defense while Uruguay is on the attack). Lastly, the two offensive wingers will be Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona, and Javier Aquino, with Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez as the sole center-forward.
Mexico vs Uruguay Prediction
This Group C match will be under a pro-Mexico stadium support. While this will give Mexico some advantage, it will not be enough to deny Uruguay from gaining at least a point. Mexico did not seem comfortable in the friendly wins against Paraguay and Chile, most likely due to Osorio’s new changes to the formation and player rotations. This will influence Sunday’s match, and expect a game highly contested on the midfield but with few scoring opportunities. Mexico’s 8-game streak without receiving a goal will end, and the game will end in a 1-1 tie.