France and Uruguay will do battle for a chance in a FIFA World Cup semi final when they meet at Stadion Nizhny on Friday afternoon.
5Dimes has France as a rather big favorite in this quarterfinals match with Uruguay posted at +345 and a draw at +215. The Over/Under for this match is 2.5 goals.
Uruguay and France square off in a quarterfinals match where the French are heavily favored. They took out Argentina in their round of 16 match where they came back from 2-1 in the 2nd half to score three unanswered goals and hang on for the win.
Uruguay dispatched Portugal in their last game with two impressive goals from Edinson Cavani. However, the big news for the South American outfit is that he may miss this match after liming off late in the 2-1 win over Portugal. Tests have showed no muscle tear, but he is still reported to be in pain and it is doubtful if the PSG striker will be match fit.
The French have issues of their own with Blaise Matuidi suspended and Benjamin Mendy and Blaise Matuidi are injured. The loss of the later would be a tough one and he limped out of training on Monday, but, obviously, hopes to play.
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Uruguay’s run to the quarterfinals has been pretty impressive. They have won seven straight matches overall and the goal they gave up to Portugal in their last match snapped their streak of six straight matches with a clean sheet.
All time Uruguay has two wins, France has none, and there have been four draws. However, France has not to a South American team in their last nine World Cup matches dating back to 1978.
With Cavani likely out that will put that much more pressure on fellow striker Luis Suarez. Jonathan Urretaviscaya may play next to him and out of the three strikers to fill the spot they have a grand total of five international goals with Urretaviscaya netting all of them.
Uruguay beat Portugal even though they lost the time of possession 33% to 67% and only had six shots on goal while Ronaldo and company had 20. The four defenders in the formation
French teenage budding star Kylian Mbappe has four goals in the tournament, six in his last seven starts for Les Bleus’, and he netted two beautiful goals in the 4-3 win over Argentina.
France only gave up one goal in their three group matches before giving up three in the win over Argentina. However, they also lost the time of possession battle in the last match 60% to 40%, but do not look for that to happen in this match, as the French have the advantage in the midfield with Paul Pogba and company.
The winner of this match will face Sweden for the right to go to the semifinals.
Uruguay vs. France betting predictions
While both teams have injury concerns the loss of Cavani will be a big one for Uruguay.
He will likely not play and the attack will suffer.
The French showed their resilience in coming from a goal down in the 2nd half in the win over Argentina and they will show it in this game.
However, while they will not keep a clean sheet they will get the 2-1 win keeping their unbeaten streak alive in World Cup play against South American squads and in the process head to the semifinals.
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|France to win||+100 at WilliamHill||Place Bet|
|France to win 2-1||+850 at WilliamHill||Place Bet|
Uruguay & France recent 2018 World Cup Results
15/06/18 – Egypt 0 – 1 Uruguay
20/06/18 – Uruguay 1 – Saudi Arabia 0
25/06/18 – Uruguay 3 – Russia 0
30/06/18 – Uruguay 2 – Portugal 1
16/06/18 – France 2 – Australia 1
21/06/18 – France 1 – Peru 1
26/06/18 – Denmark 0 – France 0
30/06/18 – France 4 – Argentina 3
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