Uruguay v Saudi Arabia, World Cup 2018 Betting Preview


Uruguay will be looking to book their spot in the last 16 when they take on Saudi Arabia in a Group A fixture at the Rostov Arena on Wednesday.



Uruguay are the 11/20 favourites to win the group at the time of writing with Russia 27/20, Egypt 26/1 and Saudi Arabia no hopers at 229/1. The Uruguay, Russia, Egypt tri-cast is trading at 13/10  – click here for Group A betting.


Uruguay v Saudi Arabiaclickhere to bet

Uruguay left things late in their opener against Egypt who were very much their match for most of the game. A late winner sealed the 3 points though and they are now in a very strong position and will expect to win this game at a canter.

Saudi Arabia were spoken of as probably the weakest team in the tournament prior to kick off and they were demolished 5-0 by hosts Russia in their opener. It leaves them with little choice but to push for 3 points against Uruguay and this could see them exposed at the back.

These sides met in a friendly international in 2014 and the sides drew 1-1.



Uruguay 1/6

Draw 13/2

Saudi Arabia18/1


Suggested bet:  Goals Uruguay 3 or more at 19/20

I cannot see Saudi Arabia keeping this Uruguay attack quiet and once the 1st goal goes in the floodgates may well open. Uruguay still have to play Russia and I suspect they will be looking to bolster their own goal difference in this game.


Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change