Portugal vs Uruguay: Prophetic Animals Predict The Match Result
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Where are Portugal vs Uruguay playing?
Location: Al Daayen, Qatar
Stadium: Lusail Stadium
Date: Monday 28 November
Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT
Portugal face Uruguay on Monday night in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup knockout tie between the pair.
Pepe cancelled out Edinson Cavani's opener before El Matador completed his brace in Sochi's Fisht Stadium, sending Uruguay into an unsuccessful quarter-final against France.
In search of a second successive round of 16 tie - against different opposition this time - both sides went in goalless at the break of their opening fixtures. Portugal came out on top after five goals in a thrilling second half against Ghana, but Uruguay couldn't penetrate South Korea's rear-guard in a spiky stalemate.
Super Turtle and Parrot Raru believed Portugal will win
The turtle did not hesitate to choose Portugal in a few seconds while Parrot Ratu predicted specific results of the match. He gave four goals to Portugal and one goal to Uruguay: Portugal 4-1 Uruguay.
With neither side particularly free flowing, it’s hard to imagine the most exciting of games.
Still, Portugal have more dynamic options in attack, capable of moments of magic.
Can Portugal’s defense hold up against stronger opposition? Will Uruguay’s prolific strike force find the net in what’s bound to be a more open match?
Portugal, and Ronaldo in particular, had been unusually sloppy in front of goal and they were very nearly punished for their profligacy by a scrappy, determined Ghanian side. At 3-1 up, the contest looked dead and buried, only for Osman Bukari to pop up in the 89th minute with a goal.
The last few moments of the match were nervy for Portugal, who were lucky to get away with all three points when their young keeper’s mistake nearly landed Ghana an equalizer in the dying minutes.
Portugal will be happy with the win, but we do have concerns about the defense and how they will square up against a better attacking force.
Uruguay was frustrated by a dogged and disciplined South Korea. The South Americans were favorites going into this match but simply couldn’t break down Korea’s compact defensive system.
Eagle Romeo predicted Uruguay will win
Romeo had a different prediction from the other two prophetic animals. He thinks Uruguay will win: Portugal 1-2 Uruguay.
Portugal find themselves in the midst of another golden generation at the moment and will need to make the most of the talent at their disposal. Cristiano Ronaldo dispatched his penalty against Ghana and will hope to restore his confidence ahead of a potentially gruelling schedule of matches in this tournament.
Uruguay have tormented European opponents in the past and are likely to employ yet another low block in this fixture. The South Americans are dangerous on the counter and could potentially keep Portugal at bay with a low-scoring draw on Monday. So Uruguay might make a surprise.
Portugal vs Uruguay: Head to head
Portugal: 1 Win
Uruguay: 1 Win
|Portugal and Uruguay are on an even footing as far as the head-to-head record is concerned and have won one game apiece out of a total of three matches played between the two teams. |
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and ended in a 2-1 victory for Uruguay, resulting in Portugal's elimination from the competition.
Uruguay have won four of their last five matches against European nations in the FIFA World Cup but did lose their previous such encounter against France.
Portugal have lost only one of their last nine matches against South American opponents in all competitions, with their previous such victory coming against Argentina in 2014.
Portugal will be looking to win their first two group games in the FIFA World Cup for only the third time in their history - the previous two occasions in 1966 and 2006 saw the team reach the semi-finals.
Portugal team news
Nuno Mendes had been struggling with muscular discomfort which kept him out of Portugal's opener against Ghana. Otavio joined the PSG wingback in the recovery room after sustaining a hamstring problem during the match.
|Portugal predicted lineup vs Uruguay |
Portugal Starting 11 (4-3-3): Costa; Cancelo, Pereira, Dias, Guerreiro; Bernardo, Neves, Carvalho; Fernandes, Ronaldo, Felix.
Bench: Patricio, Sa, Andre Silva, Dalot, Pepe, Palhinha, Vitinha, Mario, Nunes, Horta, Ramos, Antonio Silva, Leao.
Uruguay team news
Ronald Araujo's World Cup looked to be over when he was forced into thigh surgery at the end of September. Nevertheless, Diego Alonso selected the Barcelona centre-back who is expected to only be available from the knockout stage onwards - if Uruguay make it that far.
|Uruguay predicted lineup vs Portugal |
Uruguay Starting 11 (4-3-3): Rochet; Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Oliveira; Valverde, Bentancur, Vecino; Pellistri, Suarez, Nunez.
Bench: Muslera, Sosa, Coates, Vina, Varela, Rodriguez, Torreira, Ugarte, De la Cruz, Arrascaeta, Torres, Canobbio, Gomez, Cavani.
|Group H Results (First Round) |
Uruguay 0-0 South Korea
Portugal 3-2 Ghana
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