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Betting Preview: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia: Back the Sky Blues to win to nil

12:05 WAT 19/06/2018
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Oscar Tabarez’ men have been solid defensively recently and will be looking to keep on with the inspiring form when they clash with the west Asians

Uruguay take on Saudi Arabia in their second game at the global football showpiece on Wednesday evening.

Oscar Tabarez’ men will be aiming to ease into the round of 16 with a victory over the Green Falcons having edged past Egypt in their opening game at Ekaterinburg Arena.

Besides, they have won their last four encounters and are hot favourites with Bet365 at (1.14) to nick the three points in this tie.

Both sides have met only once and it ended in a stalemate, the same betting outfit is thus offering (9.00) for a repeat of the outcome.

Juan Antonio Pizzi ‘s side suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against the host country Russia in their opening game, their fourth consecutive loss which has dimmed their chances of qualifying for the next round of the tournament.

Only once did they make it to the round of 16 since their debut in 1958 and will have it all to do for a change in fortune having been tagged as massive underdogs for this clash at the odds of (23.00).

The Sky Blues have avoided defeat in eight of their previous nine games and are priced at (1.012) to continue the remarkable feat in this contest.

Although Uruguay have enjoyed a good form in front of goal lately, bookies offer two or fewer goals to come forth here at the price of (1.53).

The South Americans have won their last four games without conceding and are (1.57) to win to nil in this encounter with Bet365.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.