Uruguay v France World Cup Tips And Match Predictions
The tournament ramps up a notch on Friday afternoon as the quarter-finals start with a potential classic at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. All eight teams left in Russia are well fancied in the World Cup Winner Odds and that is certainly the case as Uruguay play France for a place in the last four.
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Uruguay v France Odds
These are two genuine potential winners of the 2018 World Cup with the flair and talent of the French going up against one of the best "teams" at the tournament in Uruguay.
The French are blessed with perhaps the most talented squad at the tournament and were involved in a thriller in the last 16 as they overcame Argentina 4-3 in a breathless encounter. it was a terrific match with Didier Deschamps men too strong in the end and the talent at the disposal of Les Bleu is certainly on another level.
Uruguay are one of the teams no one wants to face in the World Cup with their team lead by the brilliant duo of Suarez and Cavani up front. It was the latter who made the difference against Portugal with Cavani scoring two memorable goals to send the south Americans through to the last eight.
Cavani did limp off with an injury which makes him a doubt for the France game on Friday and his absence would be a crushing blow for the hopes of Uruguay.
The match betting saviours France at this stage with the European team an Even money shot with William Hill to win the game in normal time, with the same firm rating Uruguay as 16/5 pokes to win the game outright.
Uruguay Too Big in The Betting
Uruguay have two brilliant strikers but they also have a rock solid defence lead by the exceptional Diego Godin who many believe is the best in the business.
Portugal were restricted to a few pot shots as they struggled in their last 16 clash with Uruguay and France will need to be wary of the same outcome.
The French look to have found a winning formula but they still are yet to hit top gear which is a worry. They conceded three goals against a very poor Argentina team at the weekend and it is fair to say they are yet to convince fully.
Uruguay are not a team you want to be still finding your feet against and provided Cavani is fit, we have a feeling there is going to be a big upset on Friday afternoon.
Uruguay have conceded just one goal in four matches in Russia and that defence could well be the difference. France have the talent but they remain suspect from a mental point of view and Uruguay are the rugged and experienced team to exploit that.
The South American team have the feel about them that they will do anything to get through and punters can follow that by backing Uruguay to qualify by any method at 15/8 with Paddy Power.com.