Portugal and Uruguay will take on each other in their second World Cup game in a rematch of their 2018 World Cup knockout game. In Sochi’s Fisht Stadium, Pepe overcame Edinson Cavani’s first goal before El Matador scored twice, propelling Uruguay into a fruitless quarterfinal matchup with France. Both teams entered the half of their first games goalless in search of a second consecutive round of 16 matchups, this time against a different opponent. Portugal defeated Ghana following an exciting second half in which they scored five goals, but Uruguay was held at bay by South Korea in a tense draw.
Portugal team news
Nuno Mendes missed Portugal’s opening match against Ghana due to persistent physical soreness. Otavio, who suffered a hamstring injury during the game, joined the PSG wingback in the recuperation area.
Uruguay team news
When Ronald Araujo had to have thigh surgery at the end of September, it appeared that his World Cup was finished. Diego Alonso chose the Barcelona center-back despite the fact that he is only anticipated to be available once Uruguay advances to the knockout round, if at all.
Portugal vs Uruguay World Cup score prediction
These sides are a muddled fusion of adolescent energy and aged experience. There is a Joao Felix and a Darwin Nunez for every Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Both coaches entered the match with open aspirations of taking home the World Cup. Although neither team is among the early favorites to win the title, Portugal ought to have the upper hand in their matchup on Monday night. Despite the glamour on display, this encounter may be remembered for its guts, and Uruguay won’t concede three points without a fight.
Prediction: Portugal 2-1 Uruguay
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