Uruguay and France will contest for the first semi-final spot when they clash at Nizhny Novgorod this evening. Both Teams to Score (BTTS) No has happened in six of Uruguay’s last seven matches, including three at the World Cup so far.
Before their thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the Round of 16, the same had occurred in France’s previous two matches – a 1-0 win over Peru and their 0-0 draw against Denmark. Quite incredibly, only one goal has been scored between the two sides in their last five matches against each other. Bet on Both Teams to Score No at odds of 1.55 here.
Uruguay boast what is arguably the world’s best defence. This has been evident at the World Cup so far, where they have conceded just one goal. This also happens to be the only goal they have let in in their last seven matches – competitive and friendly; Óscar Tabárez’s side have won every single one of these. This doggedness should serve them well against a France side that has failed to hit their best form at the World Cup so far. Double Chance odds for Uruguay are at 1.85 here.
Both Teams to Score
The other quarter-final match tonight pits Brazil against Belgium. Brazil have not yet hit peak form, but it could be argued that this is a game between the two most attacking teams left in Russia. Between them, they have scored a total of 19 goals in the World Cup so far. Both Teams to Score has occurred in two of the Red Devils’ matches, and they conceded two goals in both those games. Click here for odds of 1.75 for Both Teams to Score.
Over 2.5 Goals
Brazil have only managed to score a maximum of two goals per match in the tournament so far. They are likely going to have to do better than that to overcome a free-scoring Belgium side, led by Romelu Lukaku who is chasing the Golden Boot. Five of Belgium’s last six matches have featured more than 2.5 goals. Back Over 2.5 Goals at 2.00 here.
Second Half With Most Goals
Brazil have provided really good entertainment value, with some late goals in their quest for glory. The most notable were of course their two stoppage-time strikes against Costa Rica in the group stage, but six of all the eight goals scored in their matches so far have all come in the second half.
For Roberto Martinez’s team, 12 of the 15 goals scored in games in which they have featured have also come in the second half. Odds for the Second Half With Most Goals are at 2.15 here.