2018 World Cup: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Tips, Preview and Predictions
June 17, 2018
The 2018 World Cup is well underway and the global festival of football has already produced some memorable moments.
From curtain raising stunners to last minute winners, the tournament always delivers drama of the finest order.
Benefitting from a Jose Gimenez stoppage-time winner, Uruguay found it hard to make the most of their chances against Egypt last time out – while Saudi Arabia were hammered 5-0 by Russia.
So, with this crucial Uruguay v Saudi Arabia clash nearly here, we’ve picked out the best tips and odds.
Cavani to bag brace or more
Hitting the post late in the game from a freekick, Edinson Cavani came close to opening his World Cup tally in his previous outing.
Netting 40 club goals in 48 matches for PSG this season, last season’s Ligue 1 top-scorer is usually lethal.
The Parisians’ all-time goal-getter bagged 10 goals for the Sky Blue in qualifying and, alongside strike partner Luis Suarez, will look to get back on the scoresheet against a porous Saudi defence.
Cavani is 5/1 with betfair to score two or more in this cross-continental clash.
Uruguay to win by three
With Oscar Tabarez boasting perhaps the best offensive duo in the competition and will surely make it count after scraping a win over the Pharaohs.
Cavani and Suarez have a superb 93 international goals between them and should turn the Green Falcons inside out.
Having conceded five in their tournament opener, Saudi Arabia could be in for another beating – with Uruguay 10/3 with Paddy Power to win by three.