The third round of group matches at the World Cup is often make or break for many teams and that could be the case for hosts, Russia.
Having faced arguably the two weaker opponents in Group A of the 2018 World Cup, the hosts will have a good idea of that they need to do if they are to qualify for the Round of 16. It would be great for the tournament if Russia could progress but they face a difficult opponent in Uruguay.
The Uruguay team will be hoping to have sealed their place in the Round of 16 but will want to top the group and receive a better draw in the knockout stages as a result. Read our Uruguay vs Russia preview and see what are these game predictions, but if other games are interesting for you as well, check out Spain vs Morocco betting tips.
What happened in previous games?
Both teams are in the comfortable situation of proceeding to the play-offs. Now the question is who will be the first in the group. Russia played really well against both Saudi Arabia and Egypt and their goal difference is +7.
It looks a little less positive for Uruguay. They were struggling in both matches against Egypt and Saudi Arabia. They won them both, but just 1-0 and now the match against Russia will be the one that will show their true potential in this tournament.
Uruguay vs Russia statistics
|Stats from last 10 matches (including WC) ||Uruguay / Russia |
|Number of Wins ||6 / 3 |
|Number of Loses ||2 / 4 |
|Average scored goals ||1.3 / 1.8 |
|Average conceded goals ||0.5 / 1.6 |
|Team form (last 5 matches) ||WLWWW / LLDWW |
1. Uruguay vs Russia odds
Uruguay vs Russia betting odds are very interesting and despite being ranked 22nd in the world, a whopping 39 places higher than Russia, Uruguay are 2.90 to win the match with Bet365.
This makes the Uruguayans favourites to win the game but not by a great deal, which may surprise some onlookers, especially as Uruguay are being touted by some as outsiders to win the 2018 World Cup with betting odds at 34.00.
Uruguay came second in a very tough South American qualifying section, with only Brazil finishing above them in the table. They also won the recent China Cup, defeating Wales comfortably in the final and this is in stark contrast to Russia’s record.
As hosts, Russia qualified for the World Cup automatically and if it had been hosted elsewhere, they would have struggled to have qualified for the tournament. Russia will come to this match with confidence, to win this game, yet they are 2.87 with Bet365 to take maximum points.
Perhaps home advantage plays some part in this but in truth, a draw would be considered a bad result for Russia and that’s available at 3.00 with Bet365.
2. Uruguay vs Russia predictions
What about Uruguay vs Russia betting tips? Well... Uruguay have some top strikers in their team and with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani leading the line, they have the potential to score plenty of goals. Russia struggled defensively in friendly games against top teams and conceded 3 goals against Spain, Brazil and France.
If Russia fail to keep Suarez and Cavani under control, they could be in trouble in this match and Uruguay to score over 1.5 goals is 3.00 at Bet365.
Given the fact Russia may need to take something from this game to qualify from the group and are likely to concede goals, we could see an entertaining match, with both teams creating chances to score. Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 2.85 with 1XBET.
3. Uruguay vs Russia live streaming
The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world and fans from across the globe can enjoy live coverage from broadcasters including BBC, Fox Sports, Globo, ZDF and Sky to name but a few. Top online bookmakers including Bet365, William Hill and 1xBet will also be offering live streaming of matches.
If you want more information about where to watch World Cup matches online then be sure to also read our article about World Cup 2018 live streaming.