Uruguay v Russia Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 201825th June 2018 / lee
Uruguay v Russia World Cup 2018, 25th June – 3.00 p.m
Both sides have already made it through to the knockout stage of the competition after winning their opening games, and so this is going to be a scrap for the top spot. Uruguay have failed to really impress and get up and going, so will Russia who have produced positive displays, be able to spring a surprise and top the pile over the South Americans?
Uruguay v Russia Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.)
Uruguay v Russia Betting Tips
Uruguay have squeezed out two wins from two but they have yet to look totally convincing. After edging Egypt in their opener with a late goal, a lone strike from Luis Suarez got them their second 1-0 in Group A as they took out Saudi Arabia. They were always going to show up and be a tough defensive side to deal with but a bit more was expected of their attack it has to be said. Suarez is the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). If Uruguay wants to win the group they are going to have to go out and produce a win because they trail Russia badly on goal difference so a draw would not be enough. In the bet365 correct score market a Uruguay 1-0 is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.) and we like the look of that in our Uruguay v Russia betting tips. While they have not played particularly well yet they do have the strengths to bring the Russians down to earth. Uruguay are on a five-match winning streak at the moment and they have kept a clean sheet in each of those. So they could go out and shut down their opponents and you can take 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.
Russia have looked pretty lively for a side who went into the tournament on a seven-match winless streak. An easy win over a dreadfully poor Saudi Arabia was followed up by a success against Egypt who did have Mo Salah playing, but he was pretty much a passenger and not very mobile. Therefore Russia have had a bit of luck and they haven’t faced a serious test yet. This will be their test. Denis Cheryshev has popped 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. But we can see this being a bit of a muted game as Russia can settle for the draw and we are going to have a flutter on both teams not to score at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.). It can, of course, be argued that Russia were far more impressive against Saudi Arabia and Egypt than Uruguay were against those two, and that’s fair. But still, it’s going to be interesting to see how the hosts get on against a good competitive side.
Uruguay v Russia Head to Head
There has been the one meeting between Uruguay and Russia and that was back in 2012 in what was a friendly that played out to a 1-1 draw.
Who will win – Uruguay v Russia Predictions
For our Uruguay v Russia predictions were are going with the draw in the match outright. There’s no real reason for either to drive hard at this and they could take the opportunity to rest some key players. Russia hasn’t faced a good defence yet, but they will here and we can’t see them winning. Draw.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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