2018 World Cup: Uruguay v Portugal Tips, Preview and Predictions
June 28, 2018
Uruguay and Portugal collide in potentially close last 16 clash
The round of 16 continues at what has already been a highly entertaining 2018 World Cup, as Uruguay and Portugal collide on Saturday evening.
With a spot in the quarter-finals at stake, both nations are seeking a strong display in order to progress and edge closer to outright success on Russian territory.
South Americans Uruguay took some time to find their form at the tournament but now look to be firing and could pose plenty of problems for Portugal.
The Navigators, who secured Euro 2016 supremacy two years ago, have been benefiting from the superb scoring form of Cristiano Ronaldo once again and have other stars capable of helping their cause.
Portugal are 13/2 with bet365 to prevail inside normal time and both sides score in this fascinating match-up.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could be the difference again
After his rampant run through the group stage, Real Madrid and Portugal’s leading all-time goalscorer Ronaldo will be aiming to add to his impressive tally.
The Portuguese skipper is a leading contender for the Golden Boot this summer and he can be backed at 16/5 with Paddy Power to open the scoring in this last 16 match-up.
For the South Americans, Luis Suarez will be keen to add to his group stage goals as well, and the Barcelona hitman is 7/4 with Betfair to notch up another anytime in 90 minutes.
Meanwhile, his long-standing striker partner Edinson Cavani is available at 7/4 with bet365 to grab a goal of his own in this meeting.