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Two Liga rivals might be disappointed when Uruguay face Portugal in World Cup last-16

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Uruguay and Portugal meet at Fisht Olympic Stadium in the last-16 of the World Cup on Saturday evening, in a game that should produce a lot of goals given the two sides’ respective danger men in attack – Luis Suarez (Uruguay & Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal & Real Madrid).

However, the impressive defensive records of both countries could leave the Liga rivals disappointed. Uruguay are 15/8 to win in normal time, while Portugal are 2/1 to win in 90 minutes. Uruguay and Portugal are 19/10 to draw before extra time.

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Uruguay have a formidable attack, but their strength comes with their defensive record. Óscar Tabárez’s men haven’t conceded a goal in the World Cup, while European champions Portugal haven’t conceded a goal in open play in their last two outings. As a result, Total Goals Under 2.5 at 2/5 seems smart.

Portugal haven’t conceded a first-half goal in four of their last five games in all competitions. Uruguay haven’t shipped a first-half goal in their previous six. Portugal and Uruguay to draw at half-time is 5/6. Saturday’s meeting at the Fisht Olympic Stadium should be a close affair that could be settled by a moment of brilliance.

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