We have a range of World Cup odds and picks available across every team, group and game of the tournament in Qatar. Here is how we think Uruguay will fare at the World Cup, and which betting odds are currently standing out to us.
Since Diego Alonso succeeded Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay has been resurgent, and they will be looking to create a stir in Qatar.
The two-time World Cup champions have left an indelible mark on the history of the competition ever since they first hosted the event in 1930, so it will be fascinating to see how they fare.
Uruguay Odds and Betting Tips
Hoping to get off to a good start against South Korea, Uruguay could only manage a draw in their opener.
It’s not had a negative impact on their qualification hopes, but they do come up against Portugal next, which certainly won’t be easy.
Uruguay World Cup Odds and Predictions
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Although they have some flair, Uruguay doesn’t seem to have what it takes to restore the glory days of yesteryear, well that’s at least according to the leading bookmakers. William Hill is offering long odds of 50/1 for Uruguay to win the World Cup, and it would be a big shock if Alonso’s charges stormed to success this year.
While they will be largely overlooked, Uruguay should have few issues getting out of Group H, and they could even contend with Portugal for top spot. Alonso may not have spent too much time with Uruguay, but he will be hoping to move away from the more negative and defensive tactics that were associated with Tabarez.
Uruguay shouldn’t have a problem scoring goals as Nunez and Suarez will thrive off any half decent service and they should be targeting at least a quarter-final spot. Obviously, that will depend on how the draw pans out, but Uruguay is available at a tempting looking 12/5 with William Hill to secure a berth in the last eight.
If you fancy Uruguay to go one step further and reach the semi-finals, then William Hill is advertising odds of 7/1 which probably shouldn’t be scoffed at as they could ruffle a few feathers.
Uruguay World Cup Group
For those interested in following Uruguay at the World Cup, here is the full list of their Group H matches, which includes venue details and kick-offs displayed in UK times:
- Uruguay 0-0 South Korea
- Monday, November 28: Portugal v Uruguay (Lusail Stadium, 7pm)
- Friday, December 2: Ghana v Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, 3pm)
Uruguay 2022 World Cup Squad
Here is the confirmed Uruguay 2022 World Cup squad for the tournament in Qatar.
- Goalkepeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sergio Rochet (Nacional), Sebastian Sosa (Independiente).
- Defenders: Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Martin Caceres (LA Galaxy), Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godin (Velez Sarsfield), Mathias Olivera (Napoli), Jose Rodriguez (Nacional), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Matias Vina (Roma).
- Midfielders: Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Nicolas De Cruz (River Plate), Facundo Pellistri (Man Utd), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting Lisbon), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Matias Vecino (Lazio).
- Forwards: Luis Suarez (Nacional), Darwin Nunez (Liverpool), Maxi Gomez (Trabzonspor), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Agustin Canobbio (Athletico Paranense), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Facundo Torres (Orlando City).
With a nice blend of youth and experience, Uruguay is well balanced and they should provide plenty of entertainment. The focal point remains Luis Suarez, who is a warhorse, but he has plenty of bite (excuse the pun!) and he can be a real nuisance for most defenders. He is usually deadly in front of goal and he has this uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time. Suarez is Uruguay’s all-time leading goalscorer, so the burden of expectation will be on him to deliver, but he will relish that.
Meanwhile, Darwin Nunez is one of the most promising forwards in Europe, and it is perhaps no surprise that Liverpool saw something in him to snap up his services during the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old can play as a lone forward, but he can drag defenders out of position, and he could form a telepathic partnership with Suarez. If he’s given a sniff in front of goal, Nunez will punish most teams so he could be Uruguay’s trump card in Qatar.
Verdict: How Far Will Uruguay Go at 2022 World Cup?
While the likes of Brazil and Argentina will naturally garner more attention, Uruguay has a chance to emerge from the shadows and they could embark on a serious adventure in Qatar. Under Alonso, the early signs have looked good and there is a fluidity about Uruguay that makes them exciting to watch when transitioning into attack.
Uruguay should make serene progress from Group H, and from that point, it depends on who they collide with as to how far they will get through the knockout stages. In 2018, they were overpowered by France in the quarter-finals, and if they manage to advance past the last eight, then that would surpass most people’s expectations.