There should be plenty of goals on Wednesday, with Portugal, Uruguay and Spain in action
Portugal and Spain shared six goals last Friday and we might see the two teams finding the net regularly on Day 7 of the 2018 World Cup.
Portugal 13:00 Morocco
Uruguay 16:00 Saudi Arabia
Iran 19:00 Spain
Portugal really served it up to Spain on Friday, with Fernando Santos’ team twice taking the lead before a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick eventually landed them a precious point.
While the Portuguese conceded three times against La Roja, that was more down to some individual brilliance, with Diego Costa and Nacho’s finishes particularly outstanding.
Therefore, we can expect them to run a tighter ship against a Morocco side who were thwarted by Iran in their opener. Herve Renard’s side might struggle to create meaningful chances against higher calibre opponents.
Ronaldo is an obvious pick to score the opening goal, although he’s on penalties and free-kicks for his team. To be quite honest, he was the only Portugal player that looked like scoring against Spain.
Uruguay then meet Saudi Arabia, with this looking like a Group A mismatch although we’re going to take a punt on La Celeste needing the latter stage of the game to break down their Asian opponents.
The Green Falcons will have been hurting since losing to Russia and we can expect them to put up a sterner resistance in this clash, with Uruguay not exactly forcing the issue against Egypt in their opener.
Finally, Spain should make no mistake against Iran although the latter could prove to be sticky opponents. Carlos Queiroz’s side will be focused on squeaking a draw after beating Morocco, although Fernando Hierro’s team will surely have too much class over the ninety minutes.
All odds were correct at time of posting.