Uruguay v France Betting Tips
Les Bleus immediately became joint favourites with Brazil to win the tournament but they have a very tough potential run to the final starting with their quarter-final against Uruguay.
Oscar Tabarez is an incredibly experienced and respected manager who is starting to get the very best out of Uruguay. Not only are they incredibly tough to score against but they have a world class strike partnership in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani so can Uruguay end France’s hopes in Sochi?
Uruguay the Value to Qualify from a Potential Classic
We have been treated to some absolute classics so far in Russia. In fact, some pundits have gone as far as to suggest that this is one of the best World Cups for a long time.
Both Uruguay and France were involved in cracking round of 16 ties which they each won by just a single goal.
Although the bookies appear confident in making France the favourites for the match we think this is closer than the odds suggest. In fact, Uruguay have to be considered good value to win at $4.50 with Bet365.
France, led by the wonderful young talent of Kylian Mbappe, were wonderful in attack against Argentina. The differences between Argentina’s slapdash defensive shape and a rock-solid Uruguay unit that has only conceded one goal in their last eight matches cannot be overstated though.
Tabarez and his coaching staff will have very clear plans in order to deal with Mbappe and the rest of France’s attacking players. It won’t be easy an easy win by any stretch of the imagination and there is every chance that France will get on the scoresheet but we still think this gritty, organised and extremely talented Uruguay team will progress to the semi-finals.
Uruguay Need Their Front Two to Fire
Edinson Cavani was the man of the moment for Uruguay during their 2-1 win over Portugal. The PSG striker got on the end of a wonderful cross from his long-time striker partner, Luis Suarez, in the first half before scoring a brilliantly placed shot from outside of the area in the second.
Cavani and Suarez were born in the same town just weeks apart and have been terrorising international defences together for years now. The real worry for Uruguay fans is that the calf strain that saw him withdrawn against Portugal will keep him out against France so make sure to keep an eye on the team news if you’re betting closer to kickoff.
Clearly, Uruguay’s chances are significantly increased if both Cavani and Suarez take to the pitch and they’ll need to work together as well as ever to get past France.
We think France are good enough to breach this mean Uruguay defence so a bet on both teams to score is good value at $2.30 with Unibet.
However, Uruguay’s extra solidity at the back coupled with their own attacking threat is enough for us to believe they will make it through so try a bet on the Uruguay 2-1 correct score at $15 with Centrebet.
Given that there is a chance Cavani may miss out on the match at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Suarez is the obvious choice to score anytime but rather than simply backing the Barcelona striker to score, take the $7.50 that bookmaker.com.au are offering on Suarez to score and Uruguay to win.
Uruguay v France Top Betting Tips
Uruguay to win at $4.50 with Bet365
Both teams to score at $2.30 with Unibet
Uruguay 2-1 correct score at $15 with Centrebet
Luis Suarez to score and Uruguay to win at $7.50 with bookmaker.com.au