Welcome to our Uruguay vs England predictions, head to head and preview. This has become a crucial match for both teams after they lost their opening match. Of the two England looked better last time out, but with Suarez set to return, Uruguay will present a very different proposition. We already know what he is capable of through his exploits with Liverpool. Can England subdue him? If they don’t they are in for an early summer holiday.

Recent Form

Uruguay won two, drew two and lost that all important opening match. England to have won two, drawn two and lost their opening match. So they are pretty hard to separate on recent form.

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Previous Meetings

These countries have met on five previous occasions. England have won one, drawn two and lost two. Excluding friendlies, England have lost one and drawn one. Here is the full breakdown:

01/03/06 FRI England 2-1 Uruguay
29/03/95 FRI England 0-0 Uruguay
22/05/90 FRI England 1-2 Uruguay
11/07/66 WOC England 0-0 Uruguay
26/06/54 WOC Uruguay 4-2 England

Top Scorers

Uruguay’s top scorers are Hernandez with 4 goals, Cavani with 4 goals and Suarez with 5 goal

England’s top scorers are Sturridge with1 goal, Lampard with 2 goals, Rooney with 2 goals

Team and Selection News

Uruguay should see the return of Suarez and be at full strength. He warmed up extensively in their last match, but did not come on.

There is a cloud over Oxlade-Chamberlain in the England camp. Is he really fit? Time will tell.

Road To World Cup

Uruguay finished fifth in the South American World Cup group and had to play Jordan in the Inter-continental play of. They won 5-0 away from home and then played out a turgid nil-nil draw at home.

England finished top of their group with six wins and 4 draws. It looks better that it is however as four of the victories where against Moldova and San Marino.

Conclusions

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