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Uruguay v France Betting Tips: Mbappe to star once again for Les Bleus

1:38 PM GMT 06/07/2018
Kylian Mbappé
After his match-winning performance against Argentina, Al Hain-Cole is backing the PSG striker to prove decisive yet again versus Tabarez's team

After putting four goals past a poor Argentina team last time out, France’s star-studded forward line faces a far sterner challenge when they face Uruguay in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Oscar Tabarez’s men have only conceded once in four matches in Russia, and have kept a clean sheet in each of the last five encounters with Les Bleus.

Although both his goals so far have come from the penalty spot, Antoine Griezmann is bet365’s 9/2 (5.50) favourite to open the scoring at the Stadion Nizhny Novgorod.

Goals for Griezmann 

The Atletico Madrid striker has struck six times in five knockout stage matches for his country, so represents a tempting anytime bet at 8/5 (2.60) to prove the man for the big occasion once again.

However, Griezmann has been overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe, who is the first teenager to score three times at a World Cup since Pele hit six back in 1958.

On target twice against Argentina, the 19-year-old looks like the best value at 2/1 (3.00) to find the back of the net for the seventh time in nine appearances for the national team.

The most prolific goalscorer in Didier Deschamps’ squad, Olivier Giroud is available at 11/5 (3.20) to add to his 31 international goals in what promises to be a difficult contest.

Suarez the main man

With Edinson Cavani struggling to recover from the injury sustained in his match-winning performance against Portugal, Luis Suarez is under pressure to perform for La Celeste.

Uruguay’s 53-goal all-time top scorer is priced at 11/2 (6.50) to break the deadlock in this clash, and 11/5 (3.20) to strike anytime for the third time this World Cup.

Should 12/5 (3.40) Cavani fail to recover in time, Cristhian Stuani can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to go some way to filling his considerable shoes by scoring the biggest goal of his international career.

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

Mbappe to score anytime at 2/1 (3.00) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365