Portugal vs Uruguay Bet Builder Tips: Half Goals Create 3.25 Builder
Portugal vs Uruguay Bet Builder Tips: Monday, November 26th
Here at bettingexpert, we’ve got Portugal vs Uruguay bet builder tips for the big one in Group H. Expect passion in abundance for the respective nation’s crests as progression from Group H hangs in the balance on Monday.
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Portugal vs Uruguay Preview
World Cup Group H, Monday, November 28th, 19:00 (UK)
Here we have it, the biggest game of Group H grows closer and threatens to bless our television screens with a classic. Or does it? Uruguay’s performance against South Korea contributed to arguably the worst fixture of the World Cup so far. Repeating that type of display will leave a sour taste for any travelling Uruguayans in Qatar and severely jeopardise their World Cup status.
The 0.59xG vs 0.64xG in South Korea’s favour will go some way to explaining what we all had to sit through from 17 attempts in the match. With Luis Suarez not quite the force he once was and Darwin Nunez pushed out onto the wing to accommodate the ageing frontman, Uruguay proved toothless up top. Facundo Pellistri, yet to make a senior appearance for Manchester United and on the right of a stuttering front three, also struggled to leave an imprint on the game.
As a result, Diego Alonso has some choices to make in forward areas, with Nunez’s inclusion through the middle from the start a possibility if the head coach plans to change tact. It was a different story for the group leaders, Portugal, who found the net on three occasions against Ghana. However, the Africans scoring twice will cause concern for all back home in Lisbon and beyond.
Cristiano Ronaldo and João Félix scored Portugal’s first two goals, with Rafael Leão vacating the bench to cap off the win – if that’s not strength in depth in attacking areas, then I’m not sure what it is. Free agent Ronaldo notched a penalty to open the scoring just after the hour mark. By doing so, he became the first male footballer to score at five World Cups. Legacy.
Discussing another record-breaking achievement, Ronaldo said, “It’s another record, too. That makes me very proud. I am very happy for the team to have put on an excellent performance. It was difficult, but we deserved to win.”
Portugal vs Uruguay Stats & Facts
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the second-oldest player to score at the World Cup (37 years, 292 days), behind only Roger Milla.
- Of the nations that have run out on fifty or more occasions at the World Cup, England’s 16% of matches being 0-0 draws is the only higher percentage than Uruguay’s 14% (8/57 games).
- There was just one shot on target in Uruguay’s opening match versus South Korea.
- The converted penalty scored by Ronaldo against Ghana was the fifth World Cup where he has registered a goal.
Portugal vs Uruguay Bet Builder
If the South Americans can get their front three to click, there are goals on the agenda here in what will be a hotly contested, fiery affair considering the personnel on show. However, that may be a big ‘if’, especially if match day one’s outing was anything to go by.
We’ll lay the foundations for the bet builder with something that reared its head in both opening matches for Monday’s pairing. With the likelihood of a tentative approach here with a focus on not losing the game first and foremost, we may be able to expect a first half where either side gets a feel of their opponent.
I don’t expect Diego Alonso to drop Luis Suarez; in turn, Darwin Nunez may not be at his most fruitful once again. In South American qualifying, the Uruguayan scored the fewest goals (22) of the nations heading to Qatar. In addition, they also conceded the most at the other end (22) from an 18.9xGA total.
At 2.62 for no goals in the first half, it seems like a chunky way to enter the game from a betting point of view. It’s a risky play with the plethora of attacking talent on the field, though that’s represented in the price on offer. Next, let’s move to the second half with the 2.62 shot as our starting point for the bet builder.
For one or more goals to be scored in the second half, it drags the bet builder price from 2.62 to 3.40. The Portuguese scored three in the second half against Ghana, and you’d back one of the many game-changers on the pitch to find the net at some point. So, let’s hope for a nervy first-half affair and an interesting ending in Group H’s flagship fixture.
- Under 0.5 First-Half Goals
- Over 0.5 Second Half Goals
Bet Builder odds: 3.25
Odds via bet365 as at 13:00 November 27th, 2022. Odds may now differ.