Match Preview: Portugal – Uruguay

Two iron protections plus the incredible skill of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. This is the proposal from the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup between Portugal and Uruguay. The Portuguese have so far scored four goals but still Pepe and Company are really a team that can handle every attack. The latter is even more true for Diego Godin and his colleagues in the defense of Uruguay, who are the only team to date, who has not allowed a goal.

This is evidenced by the bookmakers’ odds, with expectations that the goals in the match are below 2.5. The odds Bet365 offers for this bet is only 1.4. This is quite likely, although Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 4 goals so far and Suarez and Cavan have 3 in their three games so far. Ronaldo is also the leader in the number of accurate strikes to the opponents’ gates, with seven in the past. Impressive is his result, as from a total of 15 goals scored by the Portuguese, half of them managed to score a perfect shot and four times and scored. There is no other player so active and at the same time accurate in his actions at the World Cup. Just to compare, Neimar has 17 goals to date, but only 1 goal.

Statistics also show a problem in Edison Cavani’s game. The second one in Uruguay’s atomic assault is one goal so far – against Russia in the last few minutes with a clear winner, but it does not go too far. In three games so far, he has managed to score just 4 straight shots. It is also a problem for the tabs that Luis Suarez is also one that makes Uruguay quite limited on Saturday night’s goals. 5.5 is the 0: 0 ratio in the match, which is one of the lowest in the eighth finals. The tie match is also very low and is only 2.9. In fact, this is also the lowest level of equality of all the world’s eighth finals in Russia. However, a regular time draw bet seems perfectly logical given the style of play of both teams and the importance of the match.

This is also my prognosis for this match, the only one that can bring the match out of eventual draw is a moment of genius by some of the three of us who wrote above.