Odds on France to beat Uruguay – Betting Preview, World Cup 20182nd July 2018 / lee
Uruguay v France World Cup 2018, 6th July – 3.00 p.m
After seeing France hit their stride in their round of 16 tie against Argentina, Uruguay will know that they have to bring all of their defensive strength and organisation to this quarter-final tie. France came from a goal down against Argentina to seal their place in the final eight, while Uruguay were hanging on in their second half against Portugal. The odds on France to beat Uruguay sit at even money with bet365* (betting odds taken from July 2nd, 2018 at 5:22 p.m.).
Uruguay vs France Odds*
France even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 2nd, 2018 at 5:24 p.m.)
Punters finally got to see a good side of France as they fought back in the round of 16 match at the 2018 World Cup against Argentina. Trailing 2-1 in the game, France had to step it up and they did just that producing a 4-3 win. They did concede a lot of possession in the game to the South Americans, but the French looked very lively quick and concise on the break when they had their chances. Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show as he got France’s last two goals in the game to give them the victory.
Mbappe is the 11/2 odds first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken from July 2nd, 2018 at 5:22 p.m.) for this fixture. France are now undefeated in their last eight games and the way that they performed against Argentina will have put some extra wind in their sales because they were a bit flat during the group stage. Now they can really push on but again they will be coming up against a very good Uruguay defence and they may have to be patient. A huge benefit that France have is that they have such a quality bench that they can make a game-changing differences later on in the game.
Tight contest expected
Uruguay will not have that option. So we can see this being tight early on as Uruguay certainly know how to defend. A draw/France half-time/ full-time option is at 7/2 odds* (betting odds taken from July 2nd, 2018 at 5:22 p.m.) and that makes for one of our top predictions for the Uruguay v France game. The history between these two suggests that we are in for a very close contest and throw in the fact that this is a high-pressure situation of the World Cup quarter-final, then it is hard to see the goals flying around.
In the last five meetings between France and Uruguay, there has been just one goal and that’s it. The lone goal in that sequence of matches came from Uruguay in their last meeting which was 2013 friendly. So it is hard to expect a lot in this one even with the amount of goal scoring talent that is going to be on the pitch. Both teams not to score, following the trend of form between these two is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken from July 2nd, 2018 at 5:22 p.m.) and makes for another of our top Uruguay v France predictions.
Uruguay tough in defence
A lot of things was expected from France and now they have the chance to build some big momentum and get a step closer to the Final. They will be facing an Uruguay side which is on a seven-match winning streak and who have collected ten clean sheets in their last thirteen games. So that is a suggestion that the South Americans are going to keep things tight in his one and not get rolled over at all. At least in the early stages. Uruguay saw off Portugal in the round of sixteen but saw Edinson Cavani go off injured with a calf problem in the game. So they will be a race to get him fit.
Uruguay are a very tough side to break down and that is just one goal conceded in their last seven games and they pride themselves on their defensive work. They have a tough centre-half pairing of Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez. Uruguay did have to work very hard in their second half against Portugal as they were on the back foot for most of it. That could catch up with them in the second half of this contest, but they will turn up and stay as tight as they can from the first whistle and hope to catch France on the break.
Uruguay v France Predictions
We can see the French getting the job done in this one even though they are probably going to have to be patient to get it. It may take some time for them to break down Uruguay but with Uruguay having looked a bit tired at the end of the second half against Portugal, France can take advantage. The odds on France to beat Uruguay are handsome enough to back the Europeans in the match outright.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!