World Cup 2018 | France v Uruguay Tips | 6th July 2018

THE quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup get underway on Friday afternoon as France face Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod. Ross Casey shares his thoughts on the best betting angle.

France v Uruguay | Friday 6th July 2018, 15:00 | ITV

 

France and Uruguay open up the quarter-finals in what could prove a hot-tempered affair. Whichever side progress, things won’t get any easier – Brazil or Belgium will be awaiting them in the semi-final!

France topped Group C without needing get out of first-gear. Single-goal wins against Australia and Peru awarded Didier Deschamps the luxury of making changes against Denmark and then they showed their true attacking colours in a 4-3 thriller against Argentina in the last 16.

Uruguay, on the other hand, have shown absolutely no sign of being anything but a solid line-up capable of beating what is in front of them. They are one of only two sides that have 100% records still in the competition.

The latest odds suggest that France will go through here with best odds of evens, whilst Uruguay are the underdogs at 10/3.

Under 2.5 Goals & Both teams to score – No

France really took advantage of the badly balanced Argentina defence and scored four past them last weekend. Against a Uruguay side that depend upon their stability, I cannot see that happening again.

In fact, these two sides have met five times this century overall with four 0-0 draws and a 1-0 Uruguay. Just the one goal has been scored. Therefore the selection of under 2.5 goals and both team to score – no – looks appealing at 8/11.

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France v Uruguay – Under 2.5 Goals & Both teams to score – No (8/11)