If results play out as the odds predict, the result of Portugal vs Uruguay could decide which team will face the tournament favourites, Brazil, in the Round of 16.
Taking place on the 28th November at Lusail Iconic Stadium, the game should be a showcase of excellent attacking football from two exciting teams.
Will this match make Portugal or Uruguay the favourites to take Group H? This is what the odds are saying at LV BET.
- Portugal’s coach may favour sitting back.
- Uruguay will aim to commit many players to each attack.
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Portugal’s head coach has a tendency to sit back against tough teams
Fernando Santos’ Portugal has become well-known for its attacking threat, boasting incredible depth for the forward ranks. However, in recent losses to Serbia, Belgium, and Germany, Santos has either started with a defensive setup or pivoted to attempt to protect a lead. Given that Uruguay are the main threat to Portugal progressing to the Qatar 2022 knockouts, sitting back might be the order.
To achieve their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, Portugal had to go through Path C after being pipped by Serbia for the group’s automatic spot. By beating Turkey 3-1 and North Macedonia 2-0, Os Navegadores can now attempt to earn more than one win at a World Cup for the first time since they finished fourth in 2006. Portugal also only won once in their ‘Group of Death’ at Euro 2020, bowing out in the Round of 16 to Belgium.
While Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bruno Fernandes will need to produce going forward, the result of Portugal vs Uruguay will rely on the European side’s defence. Manchester City duo Rúben Dias and João Cancelo will need to play to their usual incredibly high standards, with William Carvalho or João Moutinho likely deployed to battle in the middle of the park.
Uruguay’s veterans to command the show
The Sky Blue come to the Qatar World Cup 2022 with a relatively new head coach and a core of world-class players who’re likely going to their last major tournament. Diego Godín, Martín Cáceres, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suárez, and Fernando Muslera are all at least 35-years-old, but that doesn’t hold head coach Diego Alonso back from demanding fast, direct attacks that commit numbers forward.
With only four games to go, Uruguay were rapidly tumbling down the CONMEBOL standings after four losses, standing a very real chance of missing out on getting their Qatar 2022 dates. So, they decided to bring in Alonso, who made an immediate impact, won their last four FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, and sealed direct passage to the finals. This will be the two-time champions’ fourth consecutive appearance at the World Cup.
Veterans comprise the core of the Uruguay squad, with the combined wealth of top-tier experience being invaluable at a tournament like this. Padded by the next generation of world-class Uruguayan talents like Darwin Núñez, Lucas Torreira, José María Giménez and Federico Valverde, this team shouldn’t be underestimated – even against the group favourites.
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Betting tips and odds on Portugal vs Uruguay in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H
This heavyweight clash in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H looks to be a close game. However, there is a narrow favourite: Portugal.
Portugal vs Uruguay looks set to decide the final standings of Group H. The two sides are the clear favourites to win the group, with Portugal favoured. Assuming that all goes to plan elsewhere, the winner of the group could miss a Round of 16 clash with Brazil and end up on the other side of the bracket to the favoured South American side.
Watch this Group H rumble at 7 pm on ITV in the UK.
Bets on Portugal vs Uruguay at LV BET
This meeting between two very talented teams will be one of the big Qatar 2022 dates that people will want to watch and bet on in the group stage. With so many incredible attacking players on the field, the goals, totals, and team markets are bound to get a lot of interest for Portugal vs Uruguay.
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