Uruguay vs France – Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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6th July 2018 – 15.00 GMT
Samara Arena, Samara
France and Uruguay secured their spots in the last eight of the World Cup after a thrilling Saturday of last 16 action.
Both nations topped their groups with France dropping just two points in Group C while Uruguay won Group A at a canter, winning all three games without conceding a goal.
Despite the South Americans defensive strength and work-rate, France are now firmly among the tournament favourites and they are priced at 1 to advance past the quarter-final stage.
This game is likely to be closely-fought but it should be remembered that Uruguay kept six clean sheets ahead of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Portugal. They are a team who can nullify the opposition and will look to restrict France at every opportunity. However, the European side have too much quality in the final third and a 1-0 France victory is a likely outcome and is priced at 5/1.
Despite France’s seven-goal thriller over Argentina was not reflective of the trend of tournament knockout matches, which tend to be cagey affairs with so much significance upon the result. Uruguay are likely to adapt a conservative approach to this game and try to nullify France’s attacking threat, whilst hitting on the counter-attack. This game is likely to be marked by French territorial dominance against a deep-lying defence. Fewer than 2.5 goals is available at 6/13.
France have lost just once in their last 16 matches – of which they have won 11 – a run stretching back to the June 2017.
- France to win the World Cup at 4/1
Uruguay have won seven matches in a row and have lost just once in their last 15 and have kept nine clean sheets in 13 games.
- Uruguay to qualify for the semi-finals at 17/10