The second round of matches in the 2022 World Cup has thrown up some brilliant matchups with Portugal vs. Uruguay being one of them. Visit our sportsbook to get the best World Cup markets and bonuses.
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Draw and Both Teams to Score – Yes (+375)
This clash has been marked as one to watch by neutral fans ahead of the tournament, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal face a major test against Uruguay. After winning Euro 2016, Portugal have fallen short on the big stage, with last 16 exits in the last two major tournaments. Now Ronaldo potentially brings down the curtain on his amazing international career.
Portugal navigated their way through a tricky path this year, but Fernando Santos’ troops won three from six in the Nations League. That inconsistency makes it difficult to pick a clear favorite in this tie, with Uruguay not playing a competitive game since March, meaning a draw could be a strong option.
Portugal have also struggled to find the back of the net in recent months, managing two or more goals in two of their six UEFA Nations League matches, with the other four also ending with a maximum of two goals in the match. All of Portugal’s goals against Ghana came on the count-attack and we expect Uruguay to be much more solid at the back.
Uruguay struggled in the final third against South Korea but did hit the woodwork twice, so we could see both teams scoring in this game and the result ending in a draw. If you’re betting online and love your props this is a great value bet. Uruguay’s squad is stronger than it has been in a decade with players like Darwin Nunez from Liverpool, Luis Suarez from Nacional, and Diego Godin from Velez Sarsfield.
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First Half Draw (+105)
The Portuguese tried a more aggressive system in their World Cup opener, and that could potentially cost them at least two points, so a bit more careful approach is more realistic against Uruguay. With three points in their bag, they will wait for the right moment to attack. We expect a cagey first half with both teams canceling each other in the middle of the pitch.
A lot of the games at the World Cup in Qatar have gone in at the half-time break with both teams level, and we’re expecting this game to follow suit. This is a match between two very evenly matched sides.
Exact Total Goals – 2 (+240)
Uruguay scored more than once in one of their four World Cup qualifiers at the start of 2022, with just two of their last nine games overall featuring three or more goals. Despite not managing to score an excess of goals, Portugal have not failed to score in their nine games in 2022, with Uruguay only failing to fire in one of their nine outings this year.
A 1-1 keeps the situation wide open ahead of the final round of group matches in a tightly contested Group H battle with Ghana and South Korea. Uruguay’s most important game is the last one against Ghana while Portugal will be happy with one point ahead of their clash with South Korea.
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