Uruguay vs. Italy - FIFA Confederations Cup - Game for 3rd Place - Odds and Preview - 30/06/2013

Uruguay and Italy meet in a game for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. The game will be played on June 30th, 2013 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Both Uruguay and Italy came close to making the final and will be looking to make a statement in the game for third place on Saturday. Uruguay lost in the last minutes of the game vs. Brazil, while Italy held out for 120 minutes vs. the world champions Spain only to lose in penalty shootouts.

Prior to the semi-finals Uruguay came 2nd in group featuring Spain, Nigeria and Tahiti, while Italy came 2nd in a group featuring Brazil, Mexico and Japan.

The odds for the upcoming match are:

Uruguay: 6/4
Draw: 12/5
Italy: 17/10

Uruguay are the slight favourites in this match. A $100 bet on Uruguay yields $150 in profit if successful, while the same bet on Italy yields $170 in profit.

The most likely score according to the odds is a 1-1 tie offered at 11/2 (bet $100 to profit $550).

Luis Suarez (13/10) and Edison Cavani (13/8) are the favourites to score for Uruguay, while Alberto Gilardino (7/4) is the favourite to score for Italy.

This should be an interesting match. A lot of stars are on each team and both nations would love to exit the tournament on a high note.

Kick-off is at 13:00 local time.

Looking forward to this one!