World Cup 2018 | Portugal v Uruguay Tips | 30th June 2018
THE World Cup last 16 begins on Saturday and in the vening game European champions Portugal play Uruguay. Ross Casey offers us his best bets!
Uruguay are favourites to win here with a price of 9/5, with their brilliant form at the World Cup currently standing at three wins from three and keeping three clean sheets!
Their three victories so far have come over Saudi Arabia, Russia and Egypt, so Uruquay will be heading into this one with plenty of confidence.
Portugal were seconds away from elimination, but Iran failed to convert a late effort in their 1-1 draw last time out. They are just, just the outsiders here with a best price of 15/8.
have two recommended Uruguay v Portugal picks.
First up, I am backing Uruguay to squeeze Portugal out here, although in the to qualify market and not the full-time result one. That is because this match could go all the way to extra-time and penalties – but I believe that the Uruguayan side have a better defensive outfit – even with the injury to Gimenez.
I think defences will be on top however – I’m anticipating quite a low scoring, nervy affair here – with plenty of stoppages in play and lots of bitty fould stifling the flow of the game. With that in mind I am also going to be backing under 2.5 goals.
Uruguay have kept a clean sheet in each of their last six matches, while 14 of their 20 major tournament matches have seen two or less goals scored in them. Portugal are on trend too, with eight of their last 10 fixtures across all competitions following suit.