World Cup 2018 - URUGUAY I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis

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Uruguay heads into the World Cup 2018 as one of the secret favourites for the title. Therefore it’s no surprise that betting tips on Uruguay at the World Cup 2018 are one of the most profitable ones. We took a closer look at those in our analysis and combined with extensive additional research about course of qualification and player pool we can provide sound recommendations for betting tips with Uruguay’s participation in our prognosis.

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  • World Cup tips and prognosis
  • Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Uruguay
  • Roster analysis
  • Qualification and form check
  • Previous final round participations

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Which possibilities for betting tips are there for Uruguay at the World Cup 2018?

As undisputed group favourite the team from South America is a pretty sure betting tip for making it to the round of top 16 at the World Cup 2018 according to our prognosis. After the strong qualification in the difficult South American group it’s no surprise that bookmakers assess this betting tip the same way: Odds of 1.22 at William Hill for Uruguay making it past the group stage speak a clear language in this context. With superstars from absolute top leagues like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin for many the “Urus” are a secret favourite for the title at the World Cup 2018 and odds for this occasion are pretty lucrative like 25 at Tipico for example.

One should also consider tips on quarter-final or semi-final participations due to higher chances of winning and they promise good profits with odds of 4.00 and 9 at 888sport. Apart from the match against Russia Uruguay is seen as the clear favourite in all remaining group matches. Therefore bookmakers are cautious in this context.

Due to the low odds for the match against Saudi Arabia we recommend a glance at goal bets, which can increase the profit distribution of your betting tips significantly. Due to the expected superiority of Uruguay the chances for success are not lower either. At bet-at-home for example you can find decent odds of 1.81 for a betting tip on more than 2.5 scored goals in this match. To bring our prognosis for the World Cup 2018 to a close one shouldn’t forget that Uruguay has two top strikers on their roster with Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani, who are in the circle of possible golden shoe winners at the World Cup and betting tips for that are listed with odds of 26 and 29 at Intertops for example.

Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Uruguay

  • To win Group A
  • To be eliminated in the round of the last 16
  • To score more than 2.5 goals against Saudi-Arabia

Who is on Uruguay’s roster apart from Cavani and Suarez at the World Cup 2018?

In the slipstream of the superstars Suarez and Cavani slowly but steadily promising young players like Federico Valverde, Maximiliano Gómez or Rodrigo Betancur are moving to the South Americans’ first eleven, who already settled at international top clubs and they round of coach Oscar Tabarez’s balanced roster. Tabarez, who’s already working for Uruguay for 12 years, usually sends his team oin the field with a four men defensive line and on offense he can rely on the two top strikers Suarez and Cavani, who are able to bring some head ache to any defensive line at the World Cup 2018. Therefore the stepping down of old star Diego Forlan from the national team won’t leave too much of a void.

Due to their dynamic playing style the “Urus” are able to play a fast transition game after steals and so often surprise their opponents when moving forward. The offense of the “Celeste” is backed by captain and Atletico defensive chief Diego Godin, who builds the regular inside defender duo with José Giménez – his club mate from Madrid. As one can see at the World Cup odds, anything but Uruguay making it to the knock-out stage of the tournament would be a surprise. With a fit roster the deciding question for coach Tabarez will probably be, whether he will be able to control the vanities of the top dogs like Suarez and Cavani and whether he will be able to build a constructive team chemistry, so that intern quarrels and self-will won’t destroy the team. A Uruguayan team that pulls together will be hard to beat at the World Cup 2018.

What was Uruguay’s road to the World Cup 2018 like?

Uruguay finished second behind group dominator Brazil in the South American qualification round. They were able to lock down the World Cup participation with a 5 point lead on a playoff spot. Uruguay left nations like Argentina, Colombia and Chile behind. In a total of 18 matches the “Albiceleste” only got beat five times and they started very well into the qualification with three wins in the first four matches. Uruguay’s top offensive line around superstar Edinson Cavani scored 32 goals. Only Brazil scored more often. (PSG star Edinson Cavani turned out to be the South American qualification’s top scorer even ahead of Argentina’s superstar Lionel Messi.)

The qualification for the World Cup 2018 wasn’t as easy as a glance at the final table may make one believe, however. Would they have lost their last match and if the parallel games ended differently, the “Urus” might have slipped to a playoff spot. In a dramatic final of the South American group, in which every goal was able to influence the rankings, Uruguay was able to turn a 0:1 deficit against Bolivia into a 4:2 win and so secured the World Cup ticket.

Tactically coach Oscar Tabarez proved to be very flexible in the course of the qualification. According to opponent the former AC Milan coach switched between a 4-4-2 and a 4-1-3-2 system with two strikers, which was easy to implement with Suarez and Cavani. Typical for this system is the forced game over the wings, where Suarez and Cavani fall to the outside lanes on counter attacks or they act as a passing station in the centre. The double six in the 4-2-2 provides the necessary defensive coordination and Diego Godin, who is an undisputed defensive specialist from the Spanish Primera Division, is organizing the “Urus’” defensive line.

Can Uruguay repeat its glory performances from former days at the World Cup 2018?

As a two time World Champion (1930, 1950) Uruguay looks back onna pretty successful World Cup history and they also were able to celebrate considerable partial successes in the younger past: 2010 the team around record national player Diego Forlan reached the small final, where they got beat by Germany. 2014 the “Urus” made it past the group stage as well, but then got eliminated in the round of top 16 by Colombia. With a total of two titles and 10 final round participation Uruguay is among the top ten of most successful national teams of the world and the team from South America also doesn’t hold bad cards at the World Cup 2018 either. Therefore coach Tabarez’s team also should be considered for a betting tip on the overall win.

*All odds: status 10.02.2018

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