Confederations Cup third-fourth place play-off, Sunday, 5pm
THIRD-PLACE matches are totally pointless and count for little but I’m siding with Uruguay against injury-hit Italy tonight.
The South Americans pushed Brazil all the way in the semi-final and with Napoli star Edinson Cavani finally finding some form they can win this consolation prize.
Cavani, who will know his opponents well, is 7-1 (various) to hit the opener and 9-4 at Ladbrokes to score at any time.
Uruguay are a best 13-8 at Ladbrokes to win and face a side who have now added Alberto Gilardino to their injury list. He replaced crocked Mario Balotelli in the semi-final so it's likely Stephan El Sharaaway will start having been ruled fatigued after a brilliant season in Serie A.
Italy looked to me as if they gave it everything they had against Spain and of course it went to extra time and a day after Uruguay's loss to Brazil. So the South Americans will be rested and of course are happier with the conditions in Salvador.
Cavani to score
Under 2.5 goals
(21-20, William Hill)