Italy vs. Uruguay Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Italy and Uruguay each need a win today when the two meet in Group D of the 2014 World Cup.
Both teams come into this match 1-1-0 after two matches in Group Play. A win will put either team in the knockout stage of the World Cup, while a draw puts Italy in over Uruguay. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Italy is the slight favorite to win this match, as it has odds of +165 to win, while Uruguay has a money line of +170 to win. The odds for a draw have been set at +230, while the over/under total has been listed at +230.
Italy is now 45-16-21 in its World Cup history following a 2-1 win over England and a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica. The 1-0 loss was the last match Italy had. Italy wasn’t the aggressive team in the loss despite controlling the ball for 58% of the match. Italy had an equal 10 shots to Costa Rica, but Costa Rica had a 23-14 advantage in tackles. Mario Balotelli had three shots to lead Italy in the loss, with two shots coming on goal.
Uruguay comes into this match at 19-18-12 in 49 World Cup matches. Uruguay suffered a 3-1 loss to Costa Rica to start Cup play, then picked up a surprising 2-1 win over England. Uruguay picked up the win over England despite having possession for just 38% of the match. England held a 13-10 shot advantage and a 23-15 tackle advantage on Uruguay. Luis Suarez led Uruguay in the win, scoring both of the team’s goals, including the game-winner in the 85th minute.