Portugal vs Uruguay betting tips, preview, and top betting lines
Our Portugal vs Uruguay prediction is for a very equal game at Lusail Stadium. This is the Stadium that will host the last World Cup game and both teams are amongst the names that are most connected with a World Cup final. After all, Uruguay is a two-time World Cup winner.
Portugal, on the other hand, managed to win the Euro Championship not too long ago. Both teams have something going for them and it's hard to make a pick here. The Portugal vs Uruguay odds for a draw result looks quite attractive so perhaps this is the way to go.
The two teams certainly don't lack talent. Coach Fernando Santos has plenty of world-class players to choose from for his starting 11. With Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, and Joao Felix in the attack, Portugal looks quite dangerous against any defense. But Uruguay is certainly no underdog here. Just look at what kind of amazing players the coach has to deal with – Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Federico Valverde, and many, many more.
Players to watch in the Portugal vs Uruguay clash on the 28th of November
Cristiano Ronaldo: This is a man that needs little introduction. Cristiano Ronaldo is an all-time Portuguese goal-scorer. Furthermore, he also has the most international goals in the World. We expect the game against Uruguay to be another of the classic Cristiano Ronaldo shows that we got used to seeing in the past. Cristiano Ronaldo won the MVP award in the game against Ghana in the last clash and that's certainly a much-needed morale boost for him as he wasn't having the best season so far.
Darwin Nunez: Darwin Nunez recently broke another record with Liverpool. He became the fasters player in the English Premier League history. He managed to break the record previously held by Manchester City’s Kyle Walker. It all happened in the West Ham game this season. Darwin Nunez couldn’t score against South Korea but he did hit the post once so he was very close. This game against Portugal could be his big chance to shine on the international stage.
Key Portugal vs Uruguay prediction and picks for this Group H game
We believe that the Portugal vs Uruguay odds connected to our picks is quite alluring.
Draw @ +250
As we stated above, there’s not much separating these two. Sure, Portugal won their first World Cup game against Ghana but did they really deserve the three points? Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded a very controversial penalty. Without that goal, the result would’ve been 2:2. Furthermore, Ghana showed they are no pushovers and managed to put a lot of pressure on the European team. Portugal had only two shots more than Ghana in that game. And Uruguay is no Ghana. They are amongst the hidden favorites for the cup this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score @ +150
Cristiano Ronaldo bagged another penalty for Portugal in the game against Ghana a few days ago and further increased his already impressive tally. He has the most international goals in the World, and as a leader in that prestigious group, he'd want to bring his A-game against Uruguay as well. His teammates will certainly count on him to be the difference-maker. What works in his favor is that he's on penalty duty for Portugal and if the European team continues to get such controversial penalties, Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to score goals.
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The other Group H game is between South Korea and Ghana. Should South Korea get the three points in that game, that would certainly put pressure on both Portugal and Uruguay for 1st place in Group H. If Portugal and Uruguay want to retain their chances for advancing to the next stage, then they have to at least get a draw out of this game and that’s exactly what our Portugal vs Uruguay prediction is for the 28th of November. These were top Portugal vs Uruguay odds out there. Our remaining World Cup predictions can be found on our website! They are available for free.