Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Uruguay to secure easy victory

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia- World Cup 2018

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 20th June – 4.00 p.m
(Full time: 1:0 – goals: Suarez 23′)

Uruguay bagged a nervy three points from their opening group fixture against Egypt and now they will driving towards the round of sixteen by collecting another three in this one. They should have an easy time of things here after seeing Saudi Arabia fall to a heavy defeat in their opening loss against Russia. This should be a good chance for Uruguay to get their front line going.

Uruguay News and Form

Uruguay collected a 1-0 win over Egypt in their World Cup opener but it wasn’t a game in which the South Americans impressed. In fact, they looked really stuck in first gear for most of the game other than the odd flash of enterprise here and there. Luis Suarez, in particular, looked as if he was elsewhere on the day, not bringing his usual quality play to the table up front. But Suarez is at 1/2 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:06 p.m.) in the anytime goalscorer market and he should find plenty of space against the Saudi Arabia defence. Uruguay have a good defence and it is likely to get an easy afternoon in this one, really only having to watch for the odd break against them. In our Uruguay v Saudi Arabia predictions we see the value at 4/7 odds on Uruguay to win to nil* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:06 p.m.). The South Americans are on a four-match winning streak at the moment and have lost just one of their last ten games played.

Maybe it was all down to nerves in their opener and not wanting to lose opposed to being bold enough to push on. They should be more settled and they should be able to express themselves better in this one. A Uruguay 2-0 option in the bet365 correct score market is at 5/1 odds but we are going to push things a little further for our betting tips and look at the 3-0 option for 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:06 p.m.). Frankly the way to look at this is that if Russia can put five past Saudi Arabia, there is no reason why Uruguay can’t get at least three goals. A six-point haul from their opening two games would see Uruguay secure a place in the next round with a game to spare. It would just be about them trying to win the group then in the final round of matches when they take on Russia. This is, by a clear mile, their easiest game in Group A and an upset doesn’t look likely.

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Saudi Arabia News and Form

You will rarely see a side as poor as Saudi Arabia at the World Cup. Against Russia they were just poor and that was against only an average side at best, as the 2018 World Cup hosts aren’t a great side by any stretch. So for Saudi Arabia to get hammered 5-0 because their defence was a total shambles, it doesn’t give them much hope for this one. It is fair to say that their defence will be facing higher quality opposition in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez so there should be further big troubles ahead for them. Saudi Arabia have come up with just the one goal in their last seven World Cup matches now so they aren’t likely to threaten at all in this one. Their current form reads four straight defeats, with them having conceded at least two goals in each of those. We still like the look of over 2.5 goals at bet365 for the game at 3/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:06 p.m.) as Uruguay should be able to take a very weak side to the cleaners.

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Head to Head

This will be the third game between them and actually Uruguay are looking for their first win over Saudi Arabia. They lost their first ever meeting and then could only manage a 1-1 draw in their most recent meeting which was a 2014 friendly.

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Betting Odds*

Uruguay 1/6
Draw 15/2
Saudi Arabia 20/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 18th, 2018 at 4:06 p.m.)

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Predictions

A straightforward game this should be for Uruguay as Saudi Arabia looked extremely poor on their opener. Uruguay didn’t get any fluency into their game against Egypt but should be far more settled here and a Uruguay/Uruguay half time/ full-time bet heads up our Uruguay v Saudi Arabia predictions.