Uruguay vs France Today’s Soccer Prediction
Solid and Contemporary Uruguay resembles a more dangerous opponent for Mbappé & France than unorganized Argentina. South Africans have doubts about top scorer Cavani, but I see value in La Celeste on “home ground” against Les Bleus.
Novgorod is a kind of home for Uruguay; This was where the team had a base and training camp before the World Championship started (France in Moscow).
La Celeste has won 4/4 matches and only closed 1 goal in (7-1). Solid defensive (air and soil). Offensive: Progress after re-routing (after 2nd round):
Torreira entered as a balancemand, and Laxalt in as the leftback. In addition, less selfishness from attacker Suarez; he, Cavani & Co is conversion strong.
Rapid Laxal and Compact Defensive Uruguay resemble a more severe hurdle for France’s right-wing Mbappa than the dull and unorganized Argentinians were.
France had difficulty opening the compact defense in the group game. Against Argentina there was a lot of counterfield, and Mbappe was in big crowd.
Still a piece from the top form: France’s normal go-to-guy in offensive, Griezmann, and attacks Giroud (though better than in the group game).
The French left midfielder Matuidi has quarantine. The replacements (Lemar / Tolisso) are less solid defensive and do not work in top form offensive.
In the center defense, experienced Koscielny misses the World Championships, replacing Umtiti’s jaws with a knee (playing dog) + made a mistake against Australia.
Uruguay has a foul of Cavani striker (3 goals; 2 against Portugal). The replacements are quite good *, but not on the PSG star level.
After 7 seminars with more or less total control of the opponent Uruguay was more on the heels in the 2nd half against Portugal. Fatigue. However, victory won.
Uruguay is the team that has traveled the longest in World Cup: 1,340 (Novgorod-Yekaterinburg), 1,280 (Rostov), 675 (Samara), 1,760 (Sochi) and 2,189 km (Novgorod).
France left a few chances and collected only 1 goal in the group; on unnecessary penalty. Offensive was pale, but woke up against Argentina: 4 goals.
3 goals went in, but: Dommedagsspark from Di Maria, random play + an Agüero goal in 92 minutes at 4-2, that’s really late.
Against Argentina, the fast-paced Mbappé right-wing looked to look in and centrally-his great talent. Evicted penalty goals + scored 2.
Physically strong and creative Pogba was also hoping for the midfield. The two backs, Lucas and Pavard, both good and defensive.
The French central defense is significantly faster than Portugal, and in the rear midfield, fast Kanté is ubiquitous.
The main absence and doubt should be mentioned above. Other than that:
Uruguay: Cavani’s replacement if he can not play is probably either Stuani (not so strong in the field, but good at joining the game), Gomez (good in the field and challenging; not so good at joining in the game) or Urretaviscaya (fast).
France: Leftback Mendy can hardly play this match and there is doubt about right back Sidibé but Hernandez and Pavard have done so well at the World Cup that it’s hardly a weakening. Pavard to a lesser extent than fast Hernandez, but the young rightback delivered fantastic goals and excellent action against Argentina.
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