Italy vs Uruguay Betting Tips
Italy vs Uruguay
will be a fantastic game between these 2 teams. The winner gets to continue their tournament and the loser goes home. Both teams have high expectations on them to qualify as England are out and Costa Rica are the shock surprise group qualifiers and will play England for a game to secure their chance at being the group winner. Italy might have looked good against England however their loss to Costa Rica didn't show their best side of their game and leaves many wondering if this is the team that has the chance. The way Luis Suarez played against England, makes you think this is the striker that will carry the team on his back and against Italy he has the ability to rip apart the team. The world might think 4 time champion Italy are the favourites but really it should be Uruguay that are considered the favourites, with Suarez they are just a better team with one of the best players in the world. Unfortunately Mario Balotelli hasn't lived up to his potential to be the world player he could be.
This is their last group stage match of the tournament at the 2014 World Cup
. The Group D match happens on June 24th, 2014 at 13:00 local time at Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. A draw by Italy would see them qualify based on goal differentials so expect Uruguay to play attacking football and there is a good chance Italy might relapse into their defensive minded game style.
Italy vs Uruguay Odds at Bet365
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- Italy win 9/5
- Draw 23/10
- Uruguay win 7/4
- Over 2.5 goals 21/20
- Under 2.5 goals 3/4
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Not a fun game to call because Italy doesn't have to play for the win, they'll accept a draw and will play conservative football and this could lead to a low scoring game. Meanwhile Uruguay will be playing their style of attacking football and Luis Suarez is expected to break down the Italian defense like he did against England. Overall we like Uruguay's chances of winning but don't like the situation here as Uruguay need to win or they are out, while Italy would happily play to a draw. The odds are great for either Italy or Uruguay to win so if you have a favourite then that is not a bad choice.
The over under 2.5 goals is another brutal one to call. We call this a coin toss as Italy will play defensive minded if the game is a draw or they have any lead and this could make the game end 1-0. If Uruguay do score, this will open the flood games for both teams to attack more. This is a coin toss really so we recommend to not even pick over or under 2.5 goals as there is no good payout here available.
If anything we love the odds for Luis Suarez to score at 5/1 for 1st half or same for scoring in the 2nd half.
Prop Bets Italy vs Uruguay
Prop bets are certainly more interesting to bet on than just who will win or if there will be a draw. If you think you can pick the exact score then you got some interesting odds to choose from:
- 2-1 Uruguay win 9/1 odds
- 2-1 Italy win 9/1 odds
- 1-1 draw 5/1 odds
Goal Scorer Odds
- Mario Balotelli goal 6/4 odds
- Luis Suarez goal 13/8 odds
- Luis Suarez 1st half goal goal 5/1 odds
We expect Luis Suarez to score at least 1 goal in this game. He is simply one of the best strikers in the world today and he has shown that it is nearly impossible to stop him. He makes everyone around him that good of a player and at 5/1 odds for him to score in the 1st half or odds for the 2nd half and 13/8 overall, this seems like money in the bank.