Uruguay v France Prediction
Friday, 3:00 pm
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (Nizhny Novgorod)
The quarter final round of the 2018 World Cup kicks-off as Uruguay takes on 1998 World Cup champions France at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Friday.
Uruguay come into this tie after sending world best player Cristiano Ronaldo home following their (2-1) win against Portugal in the last of 16.
Edinson Cavani gave the South Americans the lead in the first half (1-0), Portugal leveled the score (1-1) ten minutes after the break, before Cavani got his double (2-1) to seal the victory for the Uruguayans.
France on the other hand qualified for the quarter finals after an impressive (4-3) victory against Argentina in the round of 16. Its ended one apeice in the first 45 after Antoine Griezmann’s spot-kick goal was leveled. Argentina took the lead immediately after restart, but Benjamin Pavard made it two apiece before Kylian Mbappe got his double to secure victory for Les Blues. Argentina could only manage to get one back late into stoppage time as it ended (4-3).
Players to Watch
Uruguay will probably be without Edinson Cavani after he sustained an injury in their game against Portugal. Luis Suarez will have to make up for the absence of his strike partner.
In defense the partnership of Diego Godin and Jose Gimennez has seen the South Americans concede only one goal in four games.
Antoine Griezmann will lead the French attack alongside Kylian Mbappe, while the combination of Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante will break-up play and create chances.
Defensively France need to buckle up after conceding three goals in their game against Argentina.
Head to Head
Four of their last five meeting have ended in a goalless draw. Their recent meeting was in a 2013 friendly were Uruguay won (1-0).
Prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Reason for Uruguay v France Betting Tips
Uruguay have scored at least a goal in each of their last five games.
France have scored at least a goal in four of their last five games.