WORLD CUP BETTING: Live on ITV1: Fri 19.30: Day 22 (Friday) of the World Cup and the quarter finals continue: Uruguay vs Ghana is this evening’s entertainment and Uruguay can progress.
Ghana are the only the third African team to reach the last eight of the World Cup, emulating the achievements of Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002, but while the whole continent will be getting behind the Black Stars in Johannesburg, a canny Uruguay outfit look set to end their World Cup dream.
Bookies concur; bet365 marking 11/10 against the South Americans and Ladbrokes pricing Milovan Radevac’s men at 10/3 and although Oscar Tabarez’s troops rode their luck a touch against South Korea, impressive attacking trio Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani and in particular Luis Suarez, provide enough cutting edge for Uruguay to get at the Ghanaian defence.
The latter is a generous 15/8 with bet365 to find the net and Partybets offer a tempting 12/5 for Suarez to score in a victory for his side. Paddy Power meanwhile, chalk Uruguay up at 7/5 to notch twice in the contest but they showed some vulnerability at the other end in their last 16 encounter and so Ghana can certainly register at Soccer City; Stan James quoting odds of 5/4 for the match to feature at least a goal each from the two sides.
Bolder punters may therefore fancy taking a chance by backing the South Americans at 8/1 (Jaxx.com) to sneak it 2-1 and they can get their noses in front early in proceedings so they may be worth considering at 12/5 with Victor Chandler to be in front at both the interval and the final whistle.