Most bookmakers are offering far higher odds on Luis Suarez scoring for Uruguay against Italy on Tuesday and who can blame them!
The Liverpool striker was absolutely sensational in Uruguay’s last game, scoring a fine headed opener and then dumping England out the World Cup with an emphatic finish past Joe Hart.
Suarez has produced many fine performances in recent seasons, this may well have been his best yet and since it came on the biggest stage, at a World Cup match in Sao Paulo against England, it could be the most iconic of his career.
Cesare Prandelli and the Italy squad must be petrified!
Uruguay need a win against Italy to get to the second round and you can imagine Suarez will be fired up to the absolute max.
The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career, with strong rumours of a move away from Liverpool to Spain and was in bullish mood at the pre-match press conference on Monday.
Suarez confirmed his keen “is fine, and in perfect condition” after last month’s surgery and then attacked the English media in a sure sign his confidence is sky high!
One final statistic to confirm Luis Suarez WILL score against Italy on Tuesday:
The Azzurri have kept one clean sheet in their last 11 games. Conceding to the likes of Luxembourg, Armenia and Denmark in that time.
And, if there is one thing we have learnt at this World Cup: Back the South American sides when they face the Europeans!