Uruguay-Tahiti Betting Preview: Celeste set for Sunday stroll

The Pacific islander's Confederations Cup adventure will come to an end on Sunday evening and our tipster does not anticipate a fairytale ending
Tahiti will enjoy one final fling at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil when they take on Uruguay in Recife on Sunday evening.

The team have captured the imagination throughout the tournament but, unsurprisingly, the part-timers have been completely outclassed thus far, losing 6-1 to Nigeria before slipping to a 10-0 defeat against Spain on Thursday evening.

Eddy Etaeta’s side may be able to count on the support of neutrals but they are completely unfancied by the odds compilers with William Hill offering a chunky 100/1 (101.0) that the Iron Warriors claim an unlikely victory.

Uruguay edged to an unconvincing 2-1 win over Nigeria on Thursday night and are overwhelming favourites to cement their place in the semi-finals here with William Hill offering just 1/100 (1.01) that Oscar Tabarez’s side claim all three points. The same firm go 28/1 (29.0) that the match ends in stalemate.

As was the case when Tahiti faced Spain on Thursday night, it is not easy to pick out the value here but Uruguay will be strongly fancied to rack up an impressive tally against the Tahitians.

The South Americans can call upon the impressive attacking trio of Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez and there is little doubt that should those three find their shooting boots this weekend, Tahiti could yet again find themselves on the wrong end of a yet another hammering.

Uruguay’s form in recent months has been patchy at best but the gulf in class between these two sides is evident and backing Oscar Tabarez’s side to win on the handicap markets is sure to be a popular selection.

Those seeking to back bigger prices should snap up the 6/5 (2.20) quote from the same firm for Uruguay’s talismanic striker Luis Suarez to bag himself a hat-trick against the minnows this weekend. The Liverpool player could be on the move this summer and will surely relish the chance to rack up a decent tally and stake his claim for the tournament's top scorer award.

Suarez to score a hat-trick at 6/5 (2.20) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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