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Both teams to score at Uruguay vs France 6/5 in Fridays World Cup quarter-final clash

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, World Cup 5 Jul 2018

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Competition: World Cup

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 6/5 @ Bet 365

The pressure is well and truly on as we reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, with Uruguay and France now just three wins away from glory.

Starting with Óscar Tabárez’s Uruguay side, while they may have only won their first group matches 1-0, the South American powerhouses have really begun to turn up the style. Winning all four of their matches at this summers finals, The Blue and Whites are now on a seven-match winning run in all competitions and more impressively, thanks to Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin, they have now only conceded one goal in that run. Sadly for La Celeste, they will be heading into their quarter-final showdown without leading goalscorer Edinson Cavani. After scoring both goals in their 2-1 victory over 2016 European Champions Portugal last week, the PSG hitman injured his calf and after missing training on Wednesday, the 31-year-old is expected to miss Friday’s matchup.

As for France, while many claimed that Didier Deschamps’ side were unable to really get going in the group stages, Les Bleus are coming off the back of a dramatic 4-3 win over 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina and they have now only lost one match since June 2017. While their opponents might be missing a PSG forward, The Blues have their own PSG talisman who is enjoying a fine run of form. After being announced as Man of the Match against Argentina in their last 16 matchup, Kylian Mbappé scored a brace last time out and the 19-year-old sensation has also scored three in his last two for Deschamps side. Although Uruguay have grown a reputation as arguably the best defensive unit in world football, France do possess a staggering amount of firepower and it will be extremely hard to keep them at bay.

Bet: Both teams to score at Uruguay vs France in Fridays World Cup quarter-final clash 6/5 @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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