Uruguay vs Portugal Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match Uruguay vs Portugal. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
Uruguay vs Portugal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Uruguay and Portugal meet in the World Cup Round of 16 this weekend, with the duo both coming into the match following unbeaten records in their respective group. With some world class talent on display in Sochi, many are predicting a close encounter ahead of kick-off, with little separating the duo.
The World Cup knockout stage gets underway on Saturday, with Uruguay taking on European champions Portugal at the Fisht Stadium. Both sides are unbeaten so far in Russia, which only adds to the anticipation ahead of kick-off. The likes of Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to fire their team into the quarte finals, with nothing to choose between the two nations in the build-up to the clash. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, it is well worth checking out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Uruguay.
Uruguay News & Form
Uruguay defeated hosts Russia in order to qualify as winners of Group A, with the South American’s having also seen off both Egypt and Saudi Arabia in their opening fixtures. As a result, Uruguay have been backed as one of the dark horses to look out for in the knockout phase of the competition, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Edison Cavani and Diego Godin helping to make up a skilful and experienced starting line-up. Uruguay have scored five goals from their three opening matches.
Portugal News & Form
Portugal were perhaps a little fortunate to qualify for the latter stages in Russia, with their 1-1 draw with Iran demonstrating that they are a team who can be punished when not on top form. Cristiano Ronaldo has four goals to his name in the tournament, however the likes of Goncalo Guedes, Andre Silva and Bernardo Silva have so far failed to impress. Following his wonder goal against Iran, Ricardo Quaresma is likely to retain his place in the starting eleven.
Uruguay vs Portugal Head to Head
The two nations have met just twice in the past, however both encounters came over 50 years ago, meaning that no conclusions can be made when it comes to the head-to-head record between Uruguay and Portugal. However, should Uruguay come out on top this weekend, it will be their first ever win over Portugal.
Uruguay vs Portugal Odds and Predictions
Given their 100% winning record in the 2018 World Cup so far, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is Uruguay who are the favourites for victory on Saturday with the majority of major online bookmakers. The South American’s are available to back at odds of 9/5 with William Hill, while France are priced at 2/1 on the same platform to progress to the next stage of the competition after 90 minutes. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is also available at 2/1 with Paddy Power.
Our Top Betting Tip: under 2.5 goals
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on under 2.5 goals being scored during the 90 minutes in Sochi, a market is available at a best price of 4/9 with 888Sport.
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