Football Tips: Ronaldo can land this 10/1 Portugal v Uruguay Bet Builder

Plenty of action is on the cards when these sides meet in Group H.

Portugal v Uruguay World Cup betting tips

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Portugal v Uruguay Bet Builder Tips

Over 2.5 Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo to Score or Assist
Uruguay to Have 4 or More Shots on Target
Over 9.5 Corners

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 10/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Monday, November 28: 19:00 – Portugal v Uruguay
TV: ITV, ITVX RTE Two

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Portugal are the favourites with the betting public here but there’s plenty of attacking talent in this Uruguayan side to cause an upset. Time to get stuck into the stats then and find four of the best bets in the market for a juicy Bet Builder.

Over 2.5 Goals

Looking back over recent Portuguese games we see that Over 2.5 goals has occurred in five of their last 10 and has been witnessed in just two of Uruguay’s last six which doesn’t exactly bode well for this pick. However, it’s value we’re after here and looking further into the stats we see a more interesting trend shared by both sides. 

The Selecao das Quinas have scored at least two goals in seven of their last 10 fixtures while La Celeste have hit the back of the net at least twice in five of their last nine. With both sides being very much top-heavy in the attacking third we should see plenty of fireworks here, particularly as the onus will be on the South Americans to take something positive from the match. With those robust goal stats we’re getting plenty of value here in the Overs market.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Score or Assist

There’s always a lot of drama with this chap isn’t there but off-field shenanigans aside there’s very little this writer can add to what’s already well-known about his footballing abilities. We do, however, want to highlight his recent stats for both club and country where over his last 29 games for his former employers Manchester United and the national side he’s scored 11 goals and created five. 

With the added motivation of knowing that his old foe Lionel Messi now has as many World Cup goals, eight, as Portugal’s captain he’ll be shooting on sight here to try and stay ahead of his Argentine frenemy. He’s not always selfish though and if he sees a teammate available for a tap-in he will pass, usually, and seeing his odds at Evens there’s definitely value in backing him to score or assist here.

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Uruguay to Have 4 or More Shots on Target

Uruguay’s last match against South Korea was a dour affair with neither side registering any shots on target. However, over their five games prior to the World Cup they chalked up 22 SOTs, giving an average of 4.4 per game. 

With an attacking line of Luis Saurez and Darwin Nunez, backed up by Federico Valverde and Rodrigo Bentancur behind them and with Edison Cavani available from the bench we’ll see a far more attacked-minded Uruguay side here. Indeed, we have to as they need at least a draw to stay in with a chance of qualifying for the next round. They’ll take much confidence from the fact that Portugal have only kept one clean sheet over their last four competitive games too and we should see La Celeste landing four shots on target here.

Over 9.5 Corners

Over Portugal’s last five competitive games we’ve seen an average of 10.2 corners per game while for Uruguay the average has been 9.6 over their last five competitive fixtures. Pretty easy to see then that we’re already getting decent value in the price here for Over 9.5 Corners. Again, it bears repeating that there’s plenty on the line here, a win for Portugal and they’re through to the Last 16 while Uruguay, following their opening Group H 0-0 draw with the South Koreans need something positive. We’re expecting a real end-to-end affair here and at least 10 corners looks like a given.

Portugal v Uruguay Betting Tips

Over 2.5 Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo to Score or Assist
Uruguay to Have 4 or More Shots on Target
Over 9.5 Corners

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 10/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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