Sports book gambling handicappers are well aware that both teams will make the maximum effort with the World Cup betting odds as the winner will likely avoid having to face Argentina.
Uruguay and Mexico each have a record of 1-1 with Uruguay leading in the standings by 1 goal in the goal differential tie breaker category.
Uruguay opened with a 0-0 draw against France and followed that up with a strong 3-0 blowout win over host South Africa.
Diego Forlan was the sports book gambling hero for Uruguay against South Africa as he scored 2 goals. The win was the first for Uruguay in World Cup competition since 1990.
Meanwhile Uruguay defender Diego Godin has gone public in stating his confidence in the team’s ability to beat Mexico.
“Mexico will be a difficult rival just as all teams in the World Cup,” said Godin. “They play good football, but we have weapons to destroy their game and we know how to cause them damage.”
Godin said that Uruguay remains calm and not overconfident after the big win over South Africa.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez meanwhile is focused on his team continuing to improve.
“Of course there is room for improvement, I imagine there will be quite a few things we have to improve on,” said Tabarez.
Forlan is definitely the man to watch for Uruguay as he has 26 goals in 64 international caps and is one of the premier strikers in the world.
Mexico was stunned in their Group A opener against South Africa in which they had to hold on for dear life in a 1-1 draw. They were much better in their next match versus France and scored a 2-0 win.
The public perception of this match would be that Mexico has the advantages. Uruguay meanwhile is in the process of transitioning from a defensive oriented team to one that has creative and dynamic offensive capabilities led of course by Forlan.
“We’ve made a conscious effort to change things,” said captain Diego Lugano. “You could say we want to modernize our game.”