Friday's World Cup Bet Builder tips: Shooting Black Stars seek revenge on Uruguay
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Rodrigo Bentancur is no stranger to the referee's notebook and could find himself in trouble against Uruguay
Rodrigo Bentancur is no stranger to the referee's notebook and could find himself in trouble against Uruguay

- The final games in World Cup Groups G and H take place on Friday 
- Card-magnet Bentancur faces revenge-hungry Ghana 
- Serbia's set-piece proficiency will scare the Swiss

Groups G and H at the World Cup will come to their conclusion on Friday and there could be a big-name casualty from the tournament in Qatar, with Uruguay in danger of being sent home early.

Goals expected in fiery revenge contest

Bet 1: Rodrigo Bentancur to receive a card in the match

The Tottenham midfielder has been a card magnet for club and country of late, seeing yellow six times in his last 12 appearances.

He was cautioned six times in qualifying for Qatar 2022, which works out at roughly once per 206 minutes of football. 

Therefore the LiveScore Bet odds of 5/2 for him to receive a booking look worth tacking onto this trio of selections.

Bet 2: Ghana to have 2+ shots on target

A point could be enough for Ghana to secure qualification to the round of 16, but the Black Stars have finally been afforded the opportunity to avenge the 2010 World Cup scandal and are likely to come out all guns blazing.

Mohammed Kudus has been their brightest attacking star in Qatar and he averages 2.28 shots on target per 90 minutes alone. 

Ghana have recorded six shots on target in their two games so far and, with it all on the line here, their average should rise against a Uruguay side that will be forced to venture forward more.

Bet 3: Over two goals in the match for both teams combined

Goals look almost guaranteed in this one because of the group situation. 

Ghana, involved in two five-goal thrillers in this tournament already, look a strong side when going forward, but remain suspect at the back.

Uruguay will be desperate to avoid going three straight games at the World Cup without scoring and they have to notch to stand any chance of progression.

Recommended Bet Builder: Back Rodrigo Bentancur to receive a card in the match, Ghana to have 2+ shots on target and over 2 goals in the match for both teams combined at 7/1 with LiveScore Bet.

Serbian set-piece strength to prevail

Bet 1: Back Serbia to win or draw in the match

Despite the disappointment of the draw against Cameroon, Serbia are still fundamentally the team that forced Portugal into a qualifying play-off with impressive winning football.

Dragan Stojkovic's side have lost two of their last 20 competitive matches and have a score to settle against the Swiss after tasting a bitter defeat to them in Russia four years ago.

Nati did not record a shot on target in their last Group G game against Brazil and may be playing with the handbrake on again as they only need a draw to go through.

Therefore, it is best to side with Serbia to win or draw the match - even if the latter will not be enough for the Eagles to progress.

Bet 2: Back over three goals in the match for both teams combined

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored against Cameroon and will be key to Serbia's hopes against Switzerland
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored against Cameroon and will be key to Serbia's hopes against Switzerland

Serbia are just coming off a 3-3 draw with Cameroon in a game in which they shaded the xG battle 2.33 to 1.99. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the post and spurned another good first-half chance before making amends with the goal that put the Eagles 3-1 up after the break.

A see-saw game ended all square because Cameroon made better substitutions and this Group G finale is set up to be another thriller because Serbia must win.

Three goals were scored when the two sides last met in Russia four years ago, but with Switzerland's Euro 2020 record in mind, four or more strikes is very possible in this rematch.

Nati were involved in a 3-1 win over Turkey in their group and a 3-3 draw with France in the knockout phase while they enjoyed two 4-0 wins in their last three games in qualification for Qatar 2022.

Bet 3: Back over 10 corners in the match for both teams combined

Serbia rely heavily on their set-piece game and, with the onus on them to break the deadlock at Stadium 974, they will go in search of corners and free-kicks around the Swiss box.

It is somewhat surprising that the Eagles have only recorded seven through 180 minutes of group-stage football so far, especially as they won a total of 59 in eight qualifying matches.

That averages at a healthy 7.38 per game and, if repeated, would put them on course to ensure over 10 corners occurred in Friday's 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, of the 24 nations at the Euro 2020 finals, only Spain produced more corners on a per-game basis than the Swiss.

Recommended Bet Builder: Back Serbia to win or draw, over three goals in the match for both teams combined and over 10 corners in the match for both teams combined at 7.5/1 with LiveScore Bet

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