Uruguay vs Portugal Match Preview and Prediction

30 Jun

Under 2.5 goals, Uruguay to qualify

2 : 1

Partially correct Prediction by Ezra Ondara

URUGUAY vs PORTUGAL

KICK OFF: 30th June 2018 | 19: 00 CET

KNOCK OUT ROUND OF 16 | FISHT STADIUM, SOCHI

 

Expect a tense, hard-battled contest between Uruguay and Portugal

Two dark horses of the 2018 World Cup go head to head in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. Uruguay topped their group with maximum points, and the South Americans are yet to concede a goal in this tournament. They will have tremendous confidence going into the game on Saturday.

Portugal had to work harder to get into the last 16 with performances similar to how they started Euro 2016, which they went on to win. Their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is in his best form at a World Cup stage, his four goals being crucial en-route to this knockout phase.

Key Facts

  • This is the first meeting between Uruguay and Portugal.
  • Uruguay has now kept six clean sheets in a row.

With both sides preferring to sit tight, it’s worth backing under 2.5 goals in regular time.

Top Tip: Under 2.5 goals, Uruguay to qualify