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Uruguay v Tahiti: Suarez to fill his net against minnows

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It's time to reset the scoreboard as Tahiti prepare for another pasting, this time from Uruguay...

"With the niggling thought in their minds that Nigeria could pull off a shock win over Spain>, Uruguay will want to rack up as many as they can against Tahiti."

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Uruguay v Tahiti, Sunday 20:00, BBC Red Button, Match Odds: Uruguay *, Tahiti [360.0], The Draw [150.0]

*Uruguay are presently unavailable to back on the exchange - such is the strength of expectation that they will win - but  can be backed at [1.01] in the fixed-odds market

With the niggling thought in their minds that Nigeria could pull off a shock win over Spain, Uruguay will want to rack up as many as they can against Tahiti, just in case progression to the semi-finals comes down to goal difference.

And despite the Polynesians becoming adopted Brazilians during this tournament - with the crowd willing them to score every time they are in possession - that shouldn't be too difficult.

Tahiti have been totally exposed as rank amateurs in actual football terms in Group B, even though they earned their place through merit.

On one hand, there is something heartwarming about their presence among the world's best, but on the evidence of their first two results, any return to the Confederations Cup in the future is questionable.

Just as questionable in that double-figure mauling by Spain was the performance of Tahitian stopper Mikael Roche.

While he was brave at times, the mishandling he displayed for David Villa's hat-trick was truly amateur and something La Celeste will happily expose again.

Boasting arguably the two most sought-after strikers win world football up front, Uruguay should have no problems in cutting open this Tahiti side on a fairly regular basis.


To Score a Hat-trick 

Only a penalty miss prevented Fernando Torres from getting himself five goals against Tahiti, while compatriot David Villa - as tipped up by this writer - also had claims on the matchball.

Luis Suarez is Uruguay's main man and, having notched already in this tournament, Liverpool's wantaway forward should fill his boots.


Half With The Most Goals 

As was the case against Spain, legs will tire for Tahiti after chasing shadows for long periods. Six of Spain's ten goals arrived after the break, while Nigeria also bagged three goals in the second half against them.


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