Uruguay vs France Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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Final score: Uruguay 0-2 France
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6th July 2018 – 15:00 GMT
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Uruguay vs France Predictions
Nizhny Novgorod hosts the first of the World Cup 2018 Semi-Finals with Uruguay facing France for a place in the final eight. Uruguay have still only conceded a single goal at the tournament with Pepe’s header finding a way past a stoic back-line. Edison Cavani’s double sealed their place in the quarter-finals and they are likely to fancy their chances in this tie. France looked devastating going forward against Argentina with two-goal Kylian Mbappe looking particularly dangerous. They weren’t particularly robust at the back, conceding three times to Jorge Sampaoli’s side. Didier Deschamps’ side finally displayed their attacking potential and they could cause a number of problems for the opposition. France have been chalked up as the favourites due to their recent pedigree in this competition but they look a bit short. These two sides drew 0-0 when the last met in this competition and this game could end level. Draw is priced up 9/4 with Bet365.
Uruguay vs France Preview
Uruguay have been excellent in this tournament and they showed patience and class to bounce back from conceding an equaliser against Portugal. Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez are always going to provide a threat and although their midfield looks a little short on quality, they should have enough about them in this game. They didn’t concede a single goal during the group stage and they will be need to keep a keen eye on Kylian Mbappe. Oscar Tabarez’s side will be workman-like in this game and they will frustrate France throughout the 90 minutes. They’ve never beaten this opposition at the World Cup but they have picked up two draws from their three meetings in the tournament.
France were largely unconvincing during the group stage but they exploded into life in the round of 16. Their 4-3 victory over Argentina won’t please defensive purists but it was arguably the most entertaining 90 minutes of the tournament so far. They rattled the woodwork in the first half and netted four times, showcasing their attacking credentials. Les Bleus will be keen to tighten up at the back following that performance.
Both Teams to Score Prediction
Traditionally, there are very few goals between these sides when they meet but this game could be the exception to the rule. Uruguay’s defence has been excellent so far but they were truly tested by Portugal and France have pace and power in abundance. They have an extremely dangerous frontline and should be able to find the back of the net. Didier Deschamps’ side looked far from convincing at the back during their match against Argentina and they are unlikely to produce a clean sheet in this contest. Both Teams to Score? Yes is priced at 23/17 with 888Sport.
Uruguay vs France Correct Score Prediction
There is very rarely anything between these sides and with a place in the final four as a reward, there is plenty at stake for both sets of players. Uruguay are unlikely to concede more than a single goal in this contest whilst France look shaky at the back. 1-1 looks like a decent option in the correct score market and can be backed at 24/5 with William Hill.
Uruguay vs France Odds
After netting four times against Argentina, France have been priced up as the favourites for this tie and can be supported at Evens with Bwin. Uruguay start at 19/11 whilst it is 11/5 for the draw. France are as short as 5/11 to qualify.
- Four of the last meetings between these sides have ended goalless. 0-0 correct score is available at 5/1 with William Hill.
- Edison Cavani has netted three times in four matches.
- Uruguay have conceded just one goal at the 2018 World Cup.
- 1966 was the last time that France scored against Uruguay.
- France lost 1-0 to Germany at this stage of the competition in 2014.
- Kylian Mbappe has netted three of France’s last five goals.
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