Columbia v Uruguay Free Bets, Latest Odds, Team news from World Cup

Latest Colombia v Uruguay free bets and odds from the World Cup on Saturday.

The second all South American last 16 match see’s the much fancied Colombia take on Uruguay in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Colombia won all three group games, rotating their squad for the final match with Japan, although they still won 4-1.

James Rodriguez appeared off the bench at half-time and assisted two goals before adding a beautiful fourth, his third in as many games at the tournament.

Previous wins over Greece and Ivory Coast meant they topped the group and are arguably the form side of the competition.

Uruguay’s victory over Italy that secured second spot was overshadowed by the stupidity of forward Luis Suarez.

Once again the Liverpool striker bit a fellow footballer, this time Giorgio Chiellini with the scores at 0-0.

Claudio Marchisio’s red card helped turn the game in Uruguay’s favour and Diego Godin scored the winner with 10 minutes remaining.

All together the two nations have met 40 times, with Uruguay edging the win count 19 to 13.

In World Cup qualifying, Colombia won the home match 4-0, although Uruguay did in Montevideo 2-0 to help them secure a play-off spot.

Colombia are rightly favourites for the game, however have only beaten Uruguay once in the pairs last eight matches.

Team news
After his two well taken goals against Japan, Jackson Martinez is favourite to edge Teofilo Gutierrez out of the starting XI.

Jose Pekerman will recall the majority of the side that featured in wins over Greece and Ivory Coast, however Fredy Guarin may remain.

Of the three attacking midfielders Victor Ibarbo is the most likely to miss out, should Pekerman opt for a 4-4-2 formation, although this is unlikely.

Uruguay’s team selection will depend heavily on how FIFA act follow Suarez’s alteration with Chiellini.

The forward is expected to receive a lengthy ban and is unlikely to feature again at the 2014 World Cup.

Maxi Pereira looks set to start after a sub role against Italy, whlst Christian Stuani will partner Edinson Cavani up front, should Suarez miss out.

Colombia (4-2-3-1): Ospina, Zuniga, Yepes, Zapata, Armero, Guarin, Aguilar, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Ibarbo, Martinez
Uruguay (4-4-2): Muslera, M. Pereira, Godin, Gimenez, Cacares, Rodriguez, Rios, Gargano, A. Pereira, Cavani, Stuani

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