Uruguay – Portugal World Cup Prediction
Of course, both teams are aiming for a quarter-final place in the world. No benefit in terms of motivation
State of form
Winner of his only warm-up match against Uzbekistan (3-0), Uruguay followed by a successful start with 3 wins in 3 games and a 1st place in group A. Still solid behind, but offensively against Egypt (1-0) and Saudi Arabia (1-0), Luis Suarez’s teammates showed more authority against Russia, host country, in the third match ( 3-0).
In front, Portugal first snatched a spectacular draw against the Spanish neighbor during the first day (3-3), before overthrowing Morocco (1-0), then conceding a sad draw against Iran (1-1). Worn by a huge Cristiano Ronaldo, the Lusitanians qualified for the Round of 16, but they finished 2nd in the pool, just behind the Roja. European Champions 2016, the men of Fernando Santos had made a good campaign of friendly avnat matches to arrive in Russia: no interesting against Belgium (0-0) and success against Algeria (3-0). Uruguay’s slight advantage over the form
The staff for Uruguay – Portugal
As usual (no goal conceded for the moment), Uruguay is resting first on a big defense led by his goalkeeper Muslera and its central hinge Atletico Madrid Godin – Gimenez. In the middle, the very good player of Juventus Betancur gained his place in the middle alongside Vecino, while obviously, the terrible duo Suarez-Cavani is installed at the forefront of the attack. The only uncertainties concern the places of wingers where Nandez, Laxalt, De Arrescaeta, Carlos Sanchez and Christian Rodriguez are in battle to enter the 11th.
Exemplary Captain of Portugal during the group phase, Cristiano Ronaldo fully assumes his role as leader in this 2018 World Cup, with already 4 goals scored in 3 games played. Associated with the very good Guedes ahead, the five-fold Golden Ball can also rely on leaders Joao Moutinho, Pepe, Guerrero and Rui Patricio. Disappointing for the moment, Bernardo Silva is in a feud with Joao Mario and Quaresma for a place of titular.
Probable compositions for Uruguay – Portugal (appointment at 19h for the official compositions):
Uruguay: Muslera – Varela, Giménez, Godín, Caceres – Laxalt (or De Arrascaeta), Bentancur, Vecino, Nandez (or Carlos Sanchez); Suárez, Cavani.
Portugal: Rui Patrício – Cédric, Pepe, José Fonte, Raphaël Guerreiro – Quaresma (or Bernardo Silva), William Carvalho, João Moutinho, Mario Joao (or Bernardo Silva) – Cristiano Ronaldo, Guedes.
Prediction Uruguay – Portugal
Ultra-solid, Uruguay seems able to hold the shock against the champions of Europe in title. So we bet on a draw and extra time in this poster. Draw
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 goals
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Prediction Today: Draw