National teams are gearing up for the qualification campaign, as the quest for the World Cup resumes these days. France and Uruguay have a few days of respite and the two teams will use them to test their strength in a friendly game that will be played in Montevideo.
Match: Uruguay vs France
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 3.34
The hosts are in terrible shape after losing four consecutive games and their chances of qualifying for the World Cup are slim to none. They’ve conceded 13 goals in four away games while scoring just one and they weren’t capable of prevailing at home against Paraguay. One week from now they will travel to Venezuela for what could be their last chance to make amends, and this friendly game against France is the last test before the decisive confrontation.
France is in a much better position, dominating its group alongside Spain and their only question is whether they will advance from the first position or finish second. So far they trail the group leaders and their inability to score against good defensive teams is the main concern ahead of the World Cup. They treat friendly games seriously and will field a competitive starting formation, although their record against Uruguay is not impressive. The teams have met five times over the years and four of those games ended in a scoreless draw, a result that wouldn’t come as a surprise.
Both teams have important game scheduled for the next couple of weeks, which means that neither will take too many chances upfront and risk injuries. Given their head to head record and the fact that this is a friendly game, there is huge value in the odds of 3.34 offered by Pinnacle Sports for a draw.