England are the favorites to take Uruguay down tonight, and there are several great betting offers.
The World Cup in Brazil is well into the second round of group matches, and Spain are already out of the competition. La Roja lost their second match to Chile and will not be making it out of the group. It’s the second time in a row that the holders are knocked out at this stage.
But the competition goes on and so does the betting under British gambling laws. Tonight there will be a couple of interesting clashes including the Uruguay v England fixture. Both teams need to win in order to keep their hopes of qualifying alive.
By now everyone is certain which is the group of death in world cup 2014. Group D with Italy, England, Costa Rica and Uruguay has proven to be the toughest one, and tonight’s clash will most certainly serve as confirmation of this fact.
Betting on tonight’s events
One of the most renowned online sportsbooks in the United Kingdom – Paddy Power – has a couple of special offers for the Uruguay v England clash. New members of this sportsbook can bet on England taking three points tonight with a boosted line of 6.00. The same odds are offered to new members only on Sturridge scoring at any time during the game.
Moreover, in case Uruguay wins Paddy Power will refund all losing bets up to GBP 100 placed in first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast markets. Now these are some amazing offers for smart punters who bet on sports in the UK .
The Three Lions have put in one of their best performances against Italy, but that still wasn’t enough to score points. So now the pressure on Roy Hodgson’s men is massive. Should they lose tonight they are out of World Cup, but a win will almost certainly give them a chance to guarantee progression into the last 16.
There are a couple of rewarding betting offers on tonight’s Uruguay v England fixture
• Betting odds at online sportsbooks in the UK favor the Three Lions to win
• Paddy Power has amazing offers for new and existing members
• Luis Suarez is expected to join Uruguay for the game
Uruguay have also lost their opener, beaten 1-3 by Costa Rica, which was also an unexpected result. Basically Uruguay and England are in the same boat – if they want to qualify they must win. And this is wht makes tonight’s fixture a very intriguing match to watch.
During the match with Costa Rica Uruguayan defense looked extremely inconsistent, which might suggest an opening for the Three Lions to score a lot of goals tonight. Should England be as strong as they were against Italy, getting all three points tonight should not be a problem.
Sturridge is the hot favorite to score first for England with 6.50 odds, but Wayne Rooney, who was given a wide role by Hodgson against Italy, is right there with 7.50 odds. Suarez leads the way for Uruguay with the same 6.50 odds to open the scoresheet, while Cavani is next with 8.00.
Suarez was forced to watch his team fall to Costa Rica from the bench, while Cavani was the man to give Uruguay the lead from penalty spot. Now that the Liverpool frontman is back with the South Americans, Uruguay are of course much stronger, but it’s still a question just how fit Suarez is, because was under a knife just a couple of weeks ago.
Apart from Uruguay’s weak defense line, England will of course be relying on their dynamic frontline, which besides Rooney and Sturridge includes Sterling and Welbeck. England still have a shot at winning Group D with 8.50 odds, compare to a line of 15.00 for Uruguay, but lots of things need to fall into place for that to happen.
The line on the Three Lions to qualify from any spot in the group is 1.90 and this is a much smarter bet to make for any punter. And of course Roy Hodgson’s men are still one of the dark horses to win the tournament at 29.00. They were even overtaken by Chile after their fiery win over Spain yesterday.