World Cup 2022 Portugal vs Uruguay, Tips & Predictions

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Portugal vs Uruguay - World Cup 2022

Portugal and Uruguay meet again at the World Cup finals, this time in the Group Stage. The game will begin at 10pm local time (7pm UK Time) at the Lusail Stadium.

Portugal edged out Ghana 3-2 in their opening game of the tournament, while Uruguay were frustrated by South Korea in a 0-0 draw. The Portuguese have struggled in recent World Cup tournaments and have failed to make it further than the first knockout round in the last twelve years. Uruguay were Champions in 1930 and 1950 and have also made it to the semi-finals on three occasions but are a big price in the outright World Cup betting this time around.

DDespite losing to Uruguay in the Round of 16 four years ago, Portugal are currently Evens favourites with Betzone

Portugal vs Uruguay Best Odds

Portugal vs Uruguay Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: They have an equal record over three matches, with one win and a draw between them.
  • Portugal: Have only managed to win one group game in each of the previous three tournaments.
  • Uruguay: They are unbeaten in their last three group games against European opposition at the World Cup.
  • Player: Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Eusebios record of nine goals at the World Cup when scoring against Ghana.

Portugal vs Uruguay Betting Tips

Uruguay qualified for the finals relatively easily behind Brazil and Argentina, while Portugal had to struggle through a playoff. As a result, the South American nation could be underestimated in the betting.

URUGUAY TO WIN: 23/10

Portugal have failed to keep a clean sheet in six of their last seven World Cup group games but have only failed to score in one.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE: 10/11

Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1 in the Round of 16 match in Russia and could follow up with a victory under the same scoreline.

URUGUAY TO WIN 2-1: 9/1

Portugal vs Uruguay Analysis

PORTUGAL

A Selecao have plenty of talent currently performing at top European clubs in the Champions League. This set of players has yet to show their best form at an international tournament, but it is unlikely to be long before they are once again competing for major titles. They defeated Ghana in their opening game but were made to work hard for their 3-2 victory.

Key Players: Cristian Ronaldo, Rafael Leao, Ruben Dias

Team News: Portugal are likely to name an unchanged lineup for this clash.

Predicted Line-Up: Costa, Cancelo, Dias, Pereira, Mendes, Sanches, Vitinha, Silva, Fernandes, Ronaldo, Leao

URUGUAY

The Uruguayans have a rich history at the World Cup and were twice Champions back in the earlier editions of the tournament. Unfortunately, recent success has been hard to come by, but they finished in fourth place in 2010 when losing to the Netherlands in the semi-final stage. They drew 0-0 against South Korea in their opening game, so they will be eyeing up a victory in this clash to aid their push for a last-16 spot.

Key Players: Edison Cavani, Luis Suarez, Federico Valverde

Team News: Uruguay are likely to name an unchanged lineup for this clash.

Predicted Line-Up: Muslera, Araujo, Godin, Coates, Vina, Torreira, Bentancur, Valverde, Rossi, De La Cruz, Cavani

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