Uruguay v Russia Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

La Celeste to hold off Russia

Uruguay v Russia- World Cup 2018

Uruguay v Russia Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 25th June – 3.00 p.m

After having won their opening two games at the tournament, both Russia and Uruguay will be in the knockout phase of the competition from Group A. The only thing that is left to be settled is who moves ahead as group winners. Uruguay were the favourites pre-tournament to top out the group, but they haven’t looked at that best and will be taking on a Russia side who have a bit of a spring in their step.

Uruguay News and Form

It hasn’t been overly convincing stuff from Uruguay but they have managed to get back to back 1-0 wins on the board over Saudi Arabia and Egypt. If they can get into their groove then that is something to build on at least. Luis Suarez got their winner against Saudi Arabia in their second group stage fixture and he is up as the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.) for this challenge against Russia. The state of play in Group A now is that Uruguay are going to have to produce a win if they want to top the group because they are trailing Russia by six goals in the goal difference factor. Following the trend of their results, a Uruguay 1-0 in the bet365 correct score market is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken fromJune 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). That has some appeal in our Uruguay v Russia predictions. They are a very strong, competitive side and if they get Suarez and Edinson Cavani going then they are going to be even more difficult to face. They are on a five-match winning streak with no goal conceded in that sequence. The South Americans at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.) to get a victory with a clean sheet.

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Russia News and Form

Russia, with non-competitive football for a couple of years and a seven-match winless streak heading into the World Cup, have suddenly come to life. They were expected to struggle but with eight goals scored and none conceded they have made light work of things so far. They have handled themselves better against Saudi Arabia and Egypt than Uruguay did. But this could be a bit of a reality check for them because they will be facing a very strong, talented and competitive side, something that they haven’t done yet in the group. Will they be able to get their momentum extended or will they be happy enough in taking a break and playing out for a draw? Denis Cheryshev has popped up with three goals in two games now and that’s more than he scored for Villarreal in last season’s La Liga. Artem Dzyuba looks the better option for Russia in the anytime goalscorer market. We are actually going to look at both teams not to score at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.) for our Uruguay v Russia predictions. That will be based on the fact that Uruguay are such a tough side to break down and Russia’s frontline hasn’t been tested by a good defence yet.

Uruguay v Russia Head to Head

This will be just the second match between the two sides with the one previous encounter being a 1-1 draw that was produced back in 2012 friendly.

Uruguay v Russia World Cup 2018 Infographic

Uruguay v Russia Betting Odds*

Uruguay 17/10
Russia 2/1
Draw 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.)

Uruguay v Russia Predictions

This is a game where ultimately they both may take their foot off the gas. Winning the group isn’t all that important and therefore we are going with the draw for our Uruguay v Russia predictions. The South Americans are just so tough to break down and Russia, who haven’t had a serious test yet, may come up short of making it three wins from three.