If you are looking at the positives, then at least Tahiti can say that Uruguay aren’t Spain. If you’re being particularly negative, then you can say that in Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, former Manchester United star Diego Forlan and Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, a target for Manchester City and Chelsea, the side from the French Polynesia are facing their second world class strike force in four days and are about to be on the end of another spanking.
A 10-0 defeat by Spain might have ‘won them many friends’ (although I’m not entirely sure why) but it just showed up the gulf in class between the amateurs and the other sides in the Confederations Cup and Uruguay are going to rack up another cricket score.
Needing to get a better result than Nigeria achieve against Spain to qualify for the semi-finals, the Uruguayans have it all to play for and will not be letting up against such weak opposition, meaning it is just a matter of how many they score.
Of course, a price of 1/100 on a win for the South Americans isn’t going to get anybody rich (neither will the 25/1 on the draw or the 80/1 on Tahiti) so it is just a case of looking for another bet and there isn’t a safer one than Suarez wreaking havoc on the Tahitian backline.
Suarez is one of the very few players in the world who might actually get into the Spanish national team starting 11 – he really is that good – and does anybody really doubt that Liverpool’s No.7 is going to have a field day against the amateurs?
This is a man whose competitive streak knows no bounds (just ask Branislav Ivanovic) and there is no such concept as ‘going easy’ where the former Ajax hitman is concerned.
As such, the 7/10 that Suarez hits a hat-trick, although a ridiculously short price, is probably worth a go. The controversial star has 10 goals in his last 14 games for Uruguay and can add at least three to that tally tonight.