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Uruguay vs. Portugal Saturday’s World Cup Betting Picks and Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Uruguay vs. Portugal - World Cup Betting Preview

This weekend is filled to the brim with awesome World Cup betting opportunities as the tournament now moves into the Round 16 stage. Saturday will mark the first round of matchups and the Uruguay vs. Portugal pairing might be the best one. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout this weekend’s sports betting odds are predicting for this eliminatory matchup.

2018 World Cup – Uruguay vs. Portugal – Saturday, June 30th        

When: 2:00  pm ET

Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Uruguay PK (-111) 2 (-133) +189
Portugal PK (-104) 2 (+118) +200
Uruguay/Portugal Draw +195
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Uruguay                  

While not that recognizable on the stage of international politics, Uruguay is a powerhouse when it comes to the World Cup. However, they may be meeting their match against Portugal. Testaments to how difficult this matchup will be are the odds both sides are receiving. Clearly, even World Cup betting sites are having a tough time sizing this game up. All in all both sides match up extremely well against each other. While that might lead you to believe that this contest will delve into a shootout, the opposite might be even more likely. The TOTALs line validates this belief. That said, Uruguay is a slight favorite only because of the momentum they bring into this matchup. After all, the Uruguayans are undefeated so far in World Cup play. But at the same time, they haven’t faced a team the likes of Portugal.

Players to Watch: Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-German), and Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid).

Portugal

Although they’re widely considered one of the more talented teams at the World Cup, Portugal struggled to get out of the group stage. They had that wild 3-3 draw against Spain, in a game in which they looked rather tough to beat. But then again, Portugal ended up drawing against Iran, which is far from being considered a threat at the World Cup stage. A win over Morocco ensured that Portugal would advance. Going forward, it’s looking like Ronaldo will need to bring his best game to get this team to the next round.

Players to Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), and Gonzalo Guedes (Valencia CF).

Uruguay vs. Portugal || World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Uruguay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • Uruguay has scored 9 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Uruguayans have allowed 1 goals in their last 5 games
  • Portugal is 2-0-3 SU in their last 5 games
  • Portugal has scored 8 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Portuguese have allowed 4 goals in their last 5 games
Uruguay vs. Portugal || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet on the World Cup take in this Uruguay vs. Portugal pairing? No doubt this matchup is tough to predict. But in the end, it might be better to stick with Uruguay here. They bring plenty of momentum into this pairing and have enough talent to get past Ronaldo. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-1 Uruguay.

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