||Everyone will remember Uruguay putting in some great performances at the last World Cup to eventually finish fourth. They are fancied much more strongly this time around and their front three of Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is a match for any team's front line. Playing in South America will also be to their advantage so expect a bold show.
Top World Cup Bets on Uruguay
Here are the best bets available on Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup:
- Uruguay to win Group ?
- Uruguay to qualify from Group ?
- Uruguay to gain 7 points in Group ?
- Luis Suarez to be Uruguay's top scorer.
- Luis Suarez to be World Cup 2014 top scorer.
Uruguay World Cup Fixtures
|14/06/2014||Uruguay|| v ||Costa Rica|
|19/06/2014||Uruguay|| v ||England|
Uruguay Road To World Cup
Uruguay qualified from the South American qualification process and despite performing well a the last World Cup they were unable to qualify automatically and eventually needed to beat Jordan in a World Cup playoff.
Uruguay won less than half their qualifying matches and lost almost as often as they won. If they turn up to the World Cup in the same sort of form they won't make it very far. They were exceptionally poor away from home winning just two matches against Peru and Venezuela and they were comprehensively beaten at Colombia, Argentina and Bolivia. Again, worrying for their chances at the World Cup finals.
Uruguay World Cup Squad
This is the predicted 23 man Uruguay World Cup 2014 squad.
Uruguay Player Stats From World Cup Qualifying
These are the goalscoring stats from Uruguay’s World Cup Qualifying campaign. Use these to pick the best goalscorer bets in all of Uruguay’s World Cup matches.
|Player||Apps (Sub)||Goals||Games Scored In||First Goals||Last Goals||Hat Tricks||Penalty|
|Luis Suarez||12 (0)||10||6||4||2||1||2|
|Edinson Cavani||13 (2)||6||6||2||4||0||0|
|Cristian Rodriguez||12 (3)||3||3||1||0||0||0|
|Cristian Stuani||4 (0)||2||2||0||1||0||0|
|Diego Forlan||11 (3)||2||2||2||0||0||0|
|Maximiliano Pereira||12 (0)||2||2||1||0||0||0|
|Diego Lugano||12 (0)||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Nicolas Lodeiro||5 (1)||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sebastian Coates||1 (0)||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|Sebastian Eguren||2 (1)||1||1||0||1||0||0|
All stats reflect bookies rules for own goals and 90 mins play in their respective markets.
Uruguay have plenty of players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net but with Edinson Cavani often being played wide to accommodate Luis Suarez it is the Liverpool man who should be the most potent force for Uruguay, backed up by his scoring around twice as many goals as everyone else in the squad. Suarez scored by far the most first goals for Uruguay which is worth noting but it is also worth noting that Cavani scored in almost as many games as Suarez so he could offer better value in the anytime scorer betting if he is a bigger price than his team mate.
Uruguay Players' Disciplinary Stats
Check Uruguay's yellow and red card stats below to help highlight the best bets in the cards markets for Uruguay's World Cup matches.
|Player||Apps (Sub)||Yellow Cards||First Yellow Card Of Game||Red Cards|
|Maximiliano Pereira||12 (0)||4||0||0|
|Diego Lugano||12 (0)||4||2||0|
|Diego Godin||12 (0)||4||0||0|
|Alvaro Pereira||9 (1)||3||1||0|
|Luis Suarez||12 (0)||2||0||0|
|Egidio Arevalo||13 (1)||2||1||0|
|Walter Gargano||6 (2)||1||1||0|
|Martin Caceres||7 (0)||1||1||0|
|Diego Pérez||10 (0)||1||0||0|
|Alvaro Gonzalez||10 (3)||1||0||0|
Uruguay picked up far too many yellow cards in qualifying which reflected their struggles in the group. Luis Suarez has a poor disciplinary record so it was no surprise to see him high on the bookings list but Diego Lugano topped the charts with a booking almost every other game.
Uruguay Team Stats From World Cup 2014 Qualifying
Uruguay's team stats can be found below, these stats can be applied to a multitude of match markets during the World Cup.
|-||Goal Stats||-||Results Stats|
|Games||18||No. Of Games||6|
|Goals||30||No. Of Games Won||4|
|Conceded||25||No. Of Games Drawn||1|
|First Goals||11||No. Of Games Lost||1|
|Last Goals||8||No. Of Games Winning At Half Time||2|
|Over 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||15 / 9 / 7||No. Of Games Drawing At Half Time||3|
|Under 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||3 / 9 / 11||No. Of Games Losing At Half Time||1|
|Clean Sheets||5||No. Of Games Team Won Both Halves||1|
|First Half Clean Sheets||10||No. Of Games Won To Nil||2|
|Second Half Clean Sheets||8||-||-|
|First Half Goals||14||-||-|
|Second Half Goals||16||-||-|
|Team Scored In Both Halves||6||-||-|
|Games Both Teams Scored||9||-||-|
If you ignore the one sided playoff against Jordan Uruguay were not able to produce a positive goal difference from qualifying. They were very poor defensively and should be expected to leak goals at the finals. The opposition scored the last goal more often than Uruguay which is worth noting.
Uruguay Recent World Cup Performances
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