Uruguay – France : Preview & Prediction
The Team de France finally made us happy! Rather dull in the game during the group stage (Australia, Peru, Denmark), the Blues have passed the Argentine obstacle in the round of 16 in the most beautiful way. Victorious 4-3, not without being afraid, of the band of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé and company finally confirmed their status of favorites to the final coronation, status which sticks to the skin since the last European championship in France. So certainly, the context is to relativize since Argentina was a sick team, but my god that this victory is good in the heads! Next hurdle this Friday: Luis Suarez’s Uruguay.
After a first phase of groups largely controlled from A to Z (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia), the Celeste got rid of Portugal in the round of 16 last Saturday night, despite a strong resistance from the champions of Europe 2016. Thanks in particular to a match full of Edinson Cavani – author of a double for a success two goals to one – the selection coached by Oscar Tabarez will be among the eight best teams in the World, a first since the 2010 edition in South Africa . Only hitch, and not least, the hero of the qualification Edinson Cavani has hurt his calf during the meeting and will not be sure to be on the lawn of Nizhny Novgorod against the French. Potential “good news” for the Blues, even if we can not rejoice in an injury.
Finally, the context of this quarter-final seems somewhat similar to the eighth that come to know the French. In the shoes of the favorites, the men of Didier Deschamps will be wary of the Uruguayan grinta, the ability to defend very low Celestial and his star striker Luis Suarez. Because if Cavani is not delivered in time of his injury, the scorer of Barça will be well on the meadow to cause problems to the blue defense. Now, if the Tricolores, who will be deprived of Matuidi (replaced by Tolisso?), Play with the heart as in the previous round, there is no reason not to know the last square of the World. As in 2006 … and 1998!
The Blues finally showed a seductive face against Argentina (4-3). Not any nation!
N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba and especially Kylian Mbappé were flamboyant. Auspicious for this quarter ahead of Uruguay.
Since 2017, Uruguay has not shone against the leaders: short success against Portugal (2-1), no against Argentina (0-0), defeats against Brazil (1-4) and Italy (0-3).
Uruguay remains on 7 successes, but to relativize in view of the opponents: Rep. Czech, Wales, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia before Portugal. No FIFA Top15 team except the Portuguese.
Double scorer against Portugal and best scorer of the World Cup for Celeste – 3 goals – Edinson Cavani is very uncertain for this match against France.
The history does not plead in favor of the Blues: 2 defeats and 4 draws (four times 0-0!) Since 1966. But the situation was similar before facing Argentina. For the result we know.
The French team is gaining momentum in this World Cup and still has not lost. The Blues will be formidable for any nation.
Although the Celeste is talented (Suarez, Cavani, Godin, Muslera …), the Blues seem above in the whole block.
Suarez will be the main danger Uruguayan side. Good point for the Blues, Samuel Umtiti rubs him every day in Barcelona, and Raphael Varane confronts him regularly in Liga.
Godin and Gimenez are familiar with Griezmann on their side. But they have never played against Kylian Mbappé yet. It can fuse.
This quarterfinal is expected to be disputed between the Blues and the Celeste. However, if we take into account the shape of the French, the potential injury of Edinson Cavani and the dynamics that seems to have been created in the ranks tricolor, the men of Didier Deschamps seem to have all the cards in hand for s’ impose. At this stage of the competition, nothing will be simple anyway for the French. It’s up to them to prove once again that the expectations placed on them for months are legitimate.
Uruguay – France : Betting Tips
Uruguay – Win Odds: 4.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70