France and Uruguay go head-to-head in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday as they look to secure a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. France are slight favourites to progress but face a Uruguay side who have six clean sheets in the past seven.
Where and when: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod – 06 July, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see France vs. Uruguay: William Hill
Last time: This will be the eighth meeting between the two sides, with Uruguay holding the upper hand in the head-to-head record with two wins against just one for France. Uruguay won the last meeting between the sides 1-0 in a friendly in June 2013.
|Kylian Mbappe anytime goalscorer||19/10||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||6/13||Offer|
France vs. Uruguay Predictions and Preview
France and Uruguay secured their spots in the last eight of the World Cup after a thrilling Saturday of last 16 action.
Les Bleus put in a scintillating performance to defeat Argentina 4-3 before Uruguay put in a stunning defensive show to edge out European champions Portugal 2-1.
Both nations topped their groups with France dropping just two points in Group C while Uruguay won Group A at a canter, winning all three games without conceding a goal.
The French are slight favourites to win this game at odds of 1, with a Uruguay victory available at 15/4 and the draw priced at 23/10.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 6/13 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 9/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Uruguay to battle their way to either a draw or a win in 90 minutes is available at 13/15 while a France/draw outcome is at 1/6.
If you fancy France to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 9/4.
One to watch for France: Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe putting in a scintillating performance against Argentina, netting twice, and has three for the World Cup. He is priced at 19/10 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Uruguay: Mbappe’s PSG teammate Edinson Cavani netted two superb goals against Portugal in the Second Round and is available at 12/5 to find the net at any point in this game.
Long shot: Knockout matches are typically cagey affairs with both sides wary of ceding space and time to their quality attacking opponents, while Uruguay conceded just once in their last seven outings. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 11/2.