Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 20, 2018, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Arabia +1858 / Uru -648 / Draw +736 -- Over/Under: 3
Saudi Arabia takes on Uruguay in the second round of games in the 2018 World Cup. This is a game in which both teams will want to win since Russia has a big advantage and catching up quickly is much needed.
Saudi Arabia were hammered by Russia in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup. The host nation were far more dominant and Saudi Arabia had no real answers. This team will look to put up a much better performance than they did against Russia in this game. That will not be easy since Uruguay is a much stronger side than Russia. Saudi Arabia will need to defend much better or we could see an embarrassing result.
On the other side of the coin, Uruguay will look to win this game and secure their spot in the second round of the World Cup. It will be important for the South Americans that Cavani and Suarez link up better than they did in the opening game. While this is not very important for this game, this chemistry will be important in the later stages of the competition and they would like to fix the issue as early as possible.
All in all, I am going to suggest that Uruguay wins this game. The South Americans are much better than Saudi Arabia and this game should not be close. Looking at the odds, we are not getting a good enough price to wager on the outright result so that is not a good option. The best bet is the over 2.5 goals which should win since Uruguay will score 3 goals themselves.