Uruguay vs. France: Which Side Will Make it to the Semis?
Posted by: Charlie Smith
World Cup betting is now heading towards the quarterfinals. The Round of 16 more than lived up to all its hype as we got thrilling matchups at every stage. This Friday will hail in the first round of quarterfinals matchups. First up will be the Uruguay vs. France contest, which we’ll be taking a look at today. Let’s take a look at the odds before going over some potential online sports bets.
2018 World Cup – Uruguay vs. France – Friday, July 6th
When: 10:00 am ET
Where: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Betting Odds:
Without a doubt, Uruguay has been one of the most dominant teams at this year’s World Cup. Testament to that is the fact that they are undefeated thus far in the tournament and have yet to deliver a draw. Granted, Uruguay lucked out in drawing a relatively weak group for the 1st stage of the tournament. Against the likes of Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, we knew Uruguay would come out unscathed. And that’s just what we saw; Uruguay beat the Sauds 1-0, they beat Egypt 1-0 in their opening match and they trampled Russia 3-0 in their final group stage matchup. Moreover, they survived 2-1 past Portugal in the Round 16. Moving forward, Uruguay is hopeful they can keep the level of play where it’s at.
Players to Watch: Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), and Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid).
The French haven’t been as dominant as Uruguay has been, but they’re still one tough challenge to overcome. In fact, the World Cup betting odds are slightly favoring the French side over Uruguay in this one. That’s a bit surprising to be honest. Especially since France hasn’t been an offensive powerhouse like Uruguay has been. Their World Cup opening matchup saw them beat Australia 2-1, followed by a 1-0 victory over Peru. But after that, we saw France tie with Denmark in the final group stage. Granted, they did shock us in the Round 16 matchup versus Argentina, that saw them come out on top 4-3. Now, France is hopeful they can prove the odds right.
Players to Watch: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), and Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart).
Uruguay vs. France || World Cup Betting Predictions
Uruguay vs. France || World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet World Cup online take in this Uruguay vs. France pairing? This game is undoubtedly a tossup. However, judging by how dominant Uruguay has been at this year’s World Cup, it might be better to stick with them. The odds out on them only make it that much more appealing. Sign up today to make your World Cup quarterfinals betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 5-3 Uruguay.