Expect Both France & Uruguay to Put Numbers on The Scoreboard

Alex Campean

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 4:00 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 4:00 PM UTC

The quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering match between Uruguay and France. Let’s analyze the game and find the best value bets.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/world-cup/uruguay-vs-france-3391155?mtid=1" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Uruguay vs France</a></strong></h2><p>The 2 sides are unbeaten so far in the tournament. France were slow starters at the World Cup, struggling to find their best shape in the group stage winning 2-1 against Australia, 1-0 against Peru and being held to a goalless draw by Denmark. They did well to come back from 1 goal down to beat Argentina 4-3 in the round of 16 and qualify in the quarter finals. It’s South American opposition for the 2nd time in a row for France but this is likely to be a much more difficult test for the Europeans.</p><p>Uruguay look very solid, well organized, fully packed with world class players all over the pitch and they enter this match on the back of 4 consecutive wins, conceding just 1 goals in the process, against Portugal in the round of 16. They have a rock-solid defense with Atletico Madrid duo, Godin and Gimenez making a brilliant centre-back pair performing at their highest level. Uruguay are expected to have a defensive approach, leave no gaps behind and use their clinical and fast strikers on the break.</p><p>Uruguay star striker Edison Cavani was a major doubt for the match on Friday against France after he suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-1 against Portugal but the medical team announced that the injury is only an edema and he is expected to feature in the quarter final match against Les Bleus joining Luis Suarez in the attacking line. On the other side, France no injury concerns and they are likely to use their best starting XI.</p><p>France will try to control the pace, impose their rhythm and create spaces for Mbappe and Griezmann. It will be an aggressive game and we expect the cards-line to be covered. Uruguay will try to extend their superb run of form winning their 8-match in a row in all competitions. They are priced at 1.86 <a href="https://a.bookmakersreview.com/record/v?c=132&amp;a=26ea6fa8-c86d-4d9d-9328-b4c0b06702ae&amp;f=2" title="Live Odds For This Game">with Unibet </a>not to lose this match. France look like they are capable to find the net against any opponent so we expect them to once again contribute on the scoreboard despite facing a solid defense. The match can go either way so we will skip the winners-market for our top tip.</p><h2>Best pick for the match:</h2><h2>Both teams to score at 2.25 <a href="https://a.bookmakersreview.com/record/v?c=132&amp;a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f&amp;f=2" title="top rated sportsbook">with Bet365</a></h2>
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