Portugal will host Uruguay in Group H of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Monday, 28 November 2022. The match venue is Lusail Stadium, Lusail.
Latest odds on betting sites
Portugal to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100; American 1/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Uruguay to win odds are priced at 4.20 (+320; 16/5)
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Portugal — 49%, draw — 28%, Uruguay— 23%.
Latest betting odds on Portugal vs Uruguay (28 November 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 1/1)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Portugal — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Uruguay — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
Match preview and statistics
Portugal got a 3-2 win over Ghana in their opening World Cup game. They were awarded a penalty in the 62nd minute as Ronaldo was brought down in the box. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoreline as he converted the penalty with a right-footed strike into the back of the net.
Andre Ayew levelled the scoreline in the 73rd minute with a nice finish from close range. Joao Felix made it 2-1 in the 78th minute as he slotted the ball over the keeper. Rafael Leao made it 3-1 in the 80th minute with a fine strike into the bottom-right corner. Osman Bukari pulled one back in the 89th minute with a nice header into the top-right corner.
Portugal looked vulnerable to counterattacks as Ghana made use of the wing to hurt them. The two goals they conceded came from the left wing as Ghana stretched Portugal. The Portugal national team had so many options in the attacking phase and that was the game changer. Leao came in and got a goal showing the depth they have in the attacking side but they have to do better defensively.
Portugal team news: All players are fit and available
Uruguay played a 0-0 draw in their last game against South Korea. They had just one shot on target during the game with expected goals of 0.59. Uruguay created one big chance and completed 448 passes.
Uruguay was unable to link up perfectly with their attackers as they weren't fed with a lot of chances. Nunez played from the right side as he tried to curl the ball into a net couple of times. Suarez was poor in the game as he failed to make his mark. Cavani’s introduction brought some life to the attacking phase.
Uruguay will have to be at their best to get something against Portugal. They will need to utilise the wings perfectly as the Portuguese national team was vulnerable on the left side of the wing. A natural left winger will be required to make Nunez stay in the box alongside Suarez
Uruguay team news: All players are fit and available.
Portugal vs Uruguay H2H
Uruguay got a 2-1 win over Portugal in the last meeting between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Portugal projected starting lineup:
- Diogo Costa
- Joao Cancelo
- Danilo Pereira
- Ruben Dias
- Raphael Guerreiro
- Bernardo Silva
- Ruben Neves
- William Carvalho
- Bruno Fernandes
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Joao Felix
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in their 3-2 victory over Ghana. The Portuguese international converted a penalty as he made it 1-0 earlier during the game. Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in Portugal’s history with 118 goals in 192 games.
Uruguay projected starting lineup:
- Fernando Muslera
- Matias Vina
- Jose Maria Gimenez
- Diego Godin
- Guillermo Varela
- Lucas Torreira
- Rodrigo Bentancur
- Federico Valverde
- Giorgian de Arrascaeta
- Darwin Nunez
- Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is a key player for Uruguay's national team. The Uruguay international has scored 64 goals in 128 appearances for the national team. Suarez will be looking to get his first goal in this tournament.
Predictions and betting tips
Portugal started their World Cup campaign with a win against Ghana while Uruguay played a 0-0 draw against South Korea. The Portuguese national team have won two of their last two games in all competitions. Uruguay has struggled in recent times as they had one shot on target in their opening game against South Korea. I predict Portugal to win both halves.
Both teams have good attackers and can score a lot of goals. Portugal has scored a goal in three of their last five games in all competitions. Uruguay will be looking to get their first goal of the World Cup against Portugal as their defence was shaky in their opening game. Uruguay has scored a goal in two of their last four games in all competitions. I predict over 2.5 goals
Betting prediction: HT-FT 1/1
Odds: 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)