Portugal head into an encounter against Uruguay this coming Monday. Played out at Lusail Stadium, this is their second of three outings in the group stage at the World Cup.
Portugal rank number one with three points after their opening match in the group, while Uruguay have one point as number three. Portugal are number nine, while Uruguay are number 14 in the FIFA world ranking.
Portugal are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans will, of course, be dreaming of lifting the trophy.
A first place in the group is probably a bridge too far, but according to the bookies Uruguay stand a good chance of reaching at least one more round.
Portugal vs Uruguay Prediction
In the previous three matches, Portugal lost 0-1 against Spain, beat Nigeria by 4-0 and won 3-2 against Ghana. Portugal were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in two of these outings.
Portugal show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches, as they scored 2.3 goals on average per match. That makes a total of 23 goals, whilst they allowed six goals against, for an average of 0.6 per outing. They pulled off five clean sheets.
Uruguay claimed four points from a possible nine in their last three matches across all tournaments, which opened with a defeat 1-0 against Iran. A 2-0 win followed against Canada, before drawing 0-0 with South Korea. Uruguay were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered one defeat as well.
Uruguay head into their next match this coming Monday having performed a tolerable average of 1.8 goals in ten matches. They scored a total of 18 , whilst shipping two goals against. An average of 0.2 goals against a game. They hung on to a clean sheet eight times in this streak.
Portugal fought tooth and nail in a thrilling World Cup group opener before they managed to secure a 3-2 win against Ghana. Certainly, a much harder match than they would have preferred, but getting through such a nail-biting affair successfully adds confidence. It was a drab 0-0 opening to the World Cup which Uruguay delivered in their first match against South Korea, but a point is a point. They'll be hoping to be equally tough to break down in this second round encounter.
Portugal vs Uruguay Stats
- Portugal have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Portugal have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Portugal have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Portugal have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- Portugal have won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In 10 of the last 12 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Uruguay have not lost 9 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Uruguay have not conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
Portugal vs Uruguay Lineups
Portugal vs Uruguay Betting Tips
As the new World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Portugal and Uruguay this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Portugal claimed all three points seven times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Uruguay have won seven of their last 10 games, while drawing two and losing one in this series of matches.
Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Portugal’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 2.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Uruguay's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.8 goals in these matches.
Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the last one encounter between these two teams. Portugal managed an average of one goal, with Uruguay averaging two goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet one time in this run of matches.
Uruguay are excellent at shutting up shop with no less than eight clean sheets in the last 10 matches. Meanwhile, Portugal have been able to keep a clean sheet in five of their last 10 games.