Uruguay vs England Odds and Pick
Both England and Uruguay lost their opening group matches and a loss in this match will squash round of 16 hopes for each. While it no big shock that England lost to Italy in the opening match it was a HUGE one that Uruguay lost to Costa Rica, who have the worst betting odds to win the group.
Bovada has England as the World Cup betting favorite with odds posted at +116 with Uruguay at +269 and a draw line at +251.
Even though leading striker Luis Suarez was out with an injury in the opening match, and may miss this one, Uruguay still has a great attack, but their defense let them down in the Costa Rica loss.
With Suarez out Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan have to press the issue on offense, but it is key that their midfield get them ball, which will be difficult to do facing an England midfield led by Steven Gerrard.
England has a great passing team and a good wing attack and if Uruguay plays a poor defensive match like they did against Costa Rica then they will have a second straight match with zero points taken.
England did have a good match, especially on the attack, facing Italy, but had nothing to show for it.
Raheem Sterling was solid in the Italy match and Uruguay’s defense has a tall task defending the duo of Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge, who scored the lone goal in the Italy loss.
England has a superior midfield and that will be the difference, as they will take three points with a win and move a step close to advancing to the knockout stage.