Portugal face Uruguay on Monday night in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup knockout tie between the pair. Here’s how to bet the Portugal vs. Uruguay match on the moneyline, spread, and Over/Under total odds.
Portugal vs Uruguay Betting Lines
Portugal: European heavyweights
Cristiano Ronaldo made World Cup history when he became the first player to score in five different World Cup tournaments – 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022. He is also the third player to be both a country’s oldest and youngest goalscorer at the World Cup, along with Croatia’s Ivica Olic and Denmark’s Michael Laudrup.
The former Man Utd forward, who is one goal away from equaling Eusebio’s record for most World Cup goals for Portugal, was proud of Portugal’s performance against Ghana.
Portugal did not have the easiest of qualifiers for this forum and had to go through an extra playoff to earn their spot at the World Cup. They are one of the teams that many believe have a real chance to win this tournament, even though it has not happened in their history yet.
This will be Ronaldo’s last World Cup, so we expect him to give us his best as usual. Apart from him, you should keep your eyes open for Bruno Fernandes and Joao Cancelo, who are both enjoying great seasons with their clubs. Bruno Fernandes, for example, offered two assists in the opening match for the team so you should include him in your soccer picks and parlays.
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Uruguay: Rock-solid at the Back
The Uruguayans were on stellar form in the tough CONMEBOL Qualifiers, where they went on a four-fixture winning streak towards the end. They also lost just once in 2022 and moreover, they have a superior head-to-head record against Portugal.
La Celeste failed to impress with South Korea on matchday 1 being kept to a goalless draw. The South Americans have now gone 465 minutes since they last conceded a goal in the group stage of the World Cup, with this being their fifth such consecutive clean sheet. Wayne Rooney was the last player to net against them in a group-stage match in 2014. They are organized at the back so don’t expect many goals if you’re betting online.
Fit-again Valencia striker Edinson Cavani is pushing for a start, while experienced right-back Martin Caceres is one yellow card away from suspension. Ronald Araujo’s World Cup looked to be over when he was forced into thigh surgery at the end of September. Nevertheless, Diego Alonso selected the Barcelona center-back who is expected to only be available from the knockout stage onwards, if his team makes it that far.
Portugal vs Uruguay Match Information:
- Match: Portugal vs Uruguay
- Day/Time: Monday, Nov. 28, 2:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail)
- Portugal vs Uruguay Live Stream: Fubo TV
Portugal vs Uruguay Picks & Prediction
- Worth betting on the Moneyline?
The European side enters this clash as favorites being priced at -105 on the three-way Moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while Uruguay are priced at +320. The two sides have some unfinished business to settle.
These two locked horns in the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup, and then the Latin Americans bundled out the then-reigning European champions. The Portuguese will be determined to make amends for that defeat and add three more points to their group tally. This game could go either way but both teams should also be happy with one point so we’re backing the draw at +240
- Worth betting Against the Spread?
Uruguay are way overpriced. The difference between the sides is not that big and we expect the South Americans to pick up at least one point from this fixture and cover the +½ spread at -115. They have a strong defensive record and they also possess great quality in the attacking line so the value is on them.
- Worth betting the Totals?
The goal line is set at 2½ with the under being priced at -140. Only one of Uruguay’s four World Cup qualifiers finished with more than two goals on the scoresheet. They kept five clean sheets in their previous six games across all competitions. This match should stay under considering that both teams will be happy with the draw and they won’t push.
SCORE PREDICTION: Portugal 1, Uruguay 1