Uruguay vs France betting tips and predictions for the first World Cup quarter final tie to be played on Friday 6th July at 3pm. Below you’ll find our recommended bets, reasons for each selection and the best odds for the betting tips.
Uruguay have been dealt a huge blow ahead of this match with the news that Edison Cavani is a major doubt following the injury he picked up after scoring twice against Portugal in the last 16 tie. That is a huge blow to the South Americans and France will certainly fancy their chances on the back of that.
France ran out 4-3 winners in the round of 16 against Argentina with teenage sensation Mbappe the star of the show with two brilliant goals. He will be key to France’s chances once again in the quarter final match and alongside Griezmann and likely Giroud they have a feared attacking line-up. Uruguay are very strong defensively but the pace of the French attack could cause problems. We are looking at a France victory for the first of our Uruguay vs France betting tips, especially with the absense of Cavani. Uruguay don’t tend to score too many goals and so losing the PSG man is a massive blow, the goal getting with all be on Suarez’ hands now and that could be a problem for Uruguay. The best odds for France to beat Uruguay are 21/10 or you can use this Betfair offer to get 40/1.
Mbappe will be the popular selection here but we’re picking another French striker for our anytime goalscorer tip. Antoine Griezmann has two World Cup goals so far, both from the penalty spot. He scored the winner against Australia earlier in the tournament and got first goal against Argentina in the last round. Other options for a goalscorer bet are Giroud and Suarez but we’re sticking with Griezmann. He also takes penalties and free-kicks for the National team, giving us an extra chance of our second Uruguay vs France prediction winning on Friday afternoon. The best odds for Griezmann to score against Uruguay are 21/10 at Paddy Power.
Despite picking a France win in the earlier betting tips, we are predicting a close match here. Uruguay are fantastic defensively and the goal Pepe scored against them last time out was the first goal they conceded in six and a half matches. France’s 4-3 win against Argentina looked like an anomaly in their recent form because all their other matches have been relatively low scoring, with just two of their previous six games having over 2.5 goals in. The last of our Uruguay betting tips and our correct score prediction is France to win 1-0 and the best odds for this are 9/2 with bet365.
The last time these two teams met was a friendly back in 2013 when Uruguay won the match 1-0. Amazingly, the four meetings prior to that all ended 0-0. These include two World Cup matches, in 2010 and 2002. All of these stats back up our low scoring betting tips for the quarter final.
Uruguay XI: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt, Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Rodriguez, Bentancur, Suarez.
France XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud.
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