Uruguay - France: Quarter-Final Predictions, Odds and Best Bets

Best bet: France to win 2-1. A €100 bet nets you €900. Best bet: Draw 1-1. A €100 bet nets you €525. Best bet: Draw 0-0. A $100 bet nets you $550. Best bet: Uruguay to win 2-1. A $100 bet nets you $1300. Best bet: Both teams to score – Yes. A ₦10000 bet nets you ₦12500. All you need to know about Uruguay-France, the first quarterfinal the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia: Possible bench for Cavani, disqualified Matuidi.

The match between Uruguay and France will take place this Friday, July 6th at 5pm (CET).

Many imagined a quarterfinal clash between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, this will not happen, due to the wins of France (against Argentina) and Uruguay (against Portugal) that have changed the history of this World Cup 2018.

We have to witness the rise of the next generation of French football stars led by the phenomenal Mbappé against the solid and cynical South American side, lethal in attack and well organized in defence.

The history of the clashes between these two nations sees Uruguay wining three clashes against France, with just one loss. These teams drew four times.

Cavani and his teammates have won four games in a row in Russia 2018: the last time it happened, it was back in 1930, with the South American national team that eventually raised the trophy.

Team Forms and Recent Results

Deschamps' team has immense talent, far superior to that of any other team at this World Cup.

The problem, at least for Russia 2018, is that many are still young and maybe lack the experience to handle the pressure of such high level championships.

They had the game in hand when they played against Argentina, but the French have risked a lot and suffered the comeback of Messi and his teammates.

This weakness is balanced by an abundance of quality as it was not easy to comeback after suffering two goals from Argentina and score three goals in 11 minutes.

On the other hand the South Americans are one of the most compact and organised teams of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Coach Oscar Tabarez, has managed to create solid and strong defensive team.

Uruguay has only conceded one goal in this world cup, the header from Pepe who the other night scored the temporary draw for Portugal.

This team balance combined with a fantastic striking partnership of Suarez and Cavani provides an impressive backbone for a side that is very difficult to be beaten.

However, Mpabbe form is worrying for all squads and the Uruguay defence have to be focused for the whole 90 minutes to avoid any embarrassments.

Uruguay vs France Probable formations

In Uruguay, of course, all eyes are on Edinson Cavani .

The PSG striker had to be substituted during the match against Portugal and there is some fright that this could be a long injury.

The former Napoli star should be unavailable for the match against France.

He should be replaced by Stuani and Tabarez is still exoected to field a 4-4-2 formation.,

France should not confirm the 4-2-3-1 seen against Messi and his team mates, thus returning to a 4-3-3 formation.

France will be without the disqualified Matuidi .

Uruguay (4-4-2): Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt; Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur; Suarez, Stuani. All . Tabarez

France (4-3-3): Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Tolisso, Kantè, Pogba; Giroud, Mbappè, Griezmann. All. Deschamps

Our predictions

Our algorithm is predicting that France wins this game at 37% probability.

With Cavani out, Uruguay striking force will be halved and they do not have enough talent to replace him next to Suarez and score goals against France.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price to wager on France to win at odds of 1.95.

The French are looking far too dominant to miss this betting opportunity.

In addition to that, we are also recommending an under 2.5 goals.

In our opinion, this should be a tense game and we are predicting that we will not see many goals scored in this game.

Most probable scores are France to win 1-2 and draw results of 1-1 and 0-0.

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