Egypt vs Uruguay Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
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19th June 2018 – 07:00 local time
Stadium: Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Uruguay recorded a fourth-place finish in 2010 and have tremendous World Cup pedigree. The two-time winners are quietly fancied to have an impact in Russia and possess a number of players who have been excellent this season. Matias Vecino and Rolando Bentancur are both talented midfielders who will break up play and provide decent service for Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani. They are managed by the hugely-experienced Oscar Tabarez, who manages them at this tournament for the fourth time and they have never failed to progress to the last 16 under his guidance. They are 1.90 to finish top of Group A with Sports Interaction.
Egypt seldom appear at the World Cup but they qualified for Russia courtesy of a last-gasp penalty from Mo Salah. The Liverpool winger is likely to be the star attraction for the Pharaohs and he has been tipped to continue his fine form on the world stage. He is undoubtedly the focal point of this side but they also possess Premier League regulars Mo Elneny and Ahmed Hegazi, both of whom keep things ticking over. They didn’t win a single game in 199o and will be hoping to make more of an impact this time around. They have been drawn in a relatively kind group, although progression to the knock-out stage could see them face either Spain or Portugal.
Uruguay won nine of their eighteen games during qualifying and although they were never likely to catch Brazil, they finished ahead of Argentina, Colombia and Chile in the group and were incredibly difficult to beat. Tabarez still appears to be experimenting at the back as he aims to make his side increasingly solid. They lost their first game of the 2014 World Cup against Costa Rica, despite netting the first goal and they will be desperate to avoid another below-par opener. They went on to beat England and qualify for the next round.
Egypt weren’t convincing during their last three qualifying matches but still managed to secure their qualification. There had been murmurings of discontent in the camp but Basem Morsy is believed to have settled his differences with the coaching staff ahead of the tournament. They were defeated in both of their international friendlies at the end of March and Hector Cuper must ensure his side get back to their formidable best in Russia.
Egypt vs Uruguay Predictions
Egypt managed to secure their place in Russia but they needed a last-minute penalty to ensure their position. They lost to Uganda and Chad during the process and could be vulnerable here. They are likely to find group-stage specialists Uruguay too strong in this opener and they are unlikely to collect any points.
Bodog are offering 1.72 on Uruguay to open their campaign with a victory and the firepower of Suarez and Cavani is likely to prove the difference here. The Barcelona frontman is the country’s joint-third leading goalscorer at this tournament and netted twice in 2014. He is 2.25 to score anytime in this match with 888Sport and looks a great bet. He is likely to find plenty of space amongst the Egyptian backline.
Despite losing their opening game to Costa Rica in 2014, Uruguay were leading 1-0 at half-time and they are priced 2.34 with Sports Interaction to have the advantage at the break once again.
Goals are expected in this match and Egypt should play a significant part in an entertaining 90 minutes.
It’s 2.09 for Both Teams to Score? Yes with 5Dimes and with Mo Salah arriving in sensational form, Egypt are likely to find a way through the Uruguayan back-line. Oscar Tabarez has dropped a couple of players including Edigio Arevalo Rios in a bid to tighten up the defence.
Uruguay are 1.54 to score the first goal of the game. This bet would have landed in each of their three group games in 2014.
- Egypt failed to score a single goal at the 1990 World Cup
- They are still awaiting their first World Cup win
- Mo Salah has netted 37 goals in 55 appearances for Egypt.
- Mo Salah is 40/1 with 888Sport to win the Golden Boot
- Essam El-Hadary is hoping to become the oldest-ever player to feature at a World Cup at the age of 45
- Uruguay achieved their best finish in 40 years when picking up fourth place in 2010
- Luis Suarez netted his 50th international goal in March
- Uruguay hosted the inaugural tournament, which they won.
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, José Giménez, Diego Godín (captain), Guillermo Varela, Carlos Sánchez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Cristian Rodríguez, Nahitan Nández, Luis Suárez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristhian Stuani, Martín Campaña, Gastón Silva, Lucas Torreira, Matías Vecino, Maxi Pereira, Diego Laxalt, Maxi Gómez, Sebastián Coates, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Edinson Cavani, Martín Cáceres, Martín Silva.
Egypt: Essam El-Hadary (captain), Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Omar Gaber, Sam Morsy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fathy, Tarek Hamed, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah, Kahraba, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hamdy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Elneny, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Saad Samir, Trézéguet, Amr Warda, Mohamed El-Shenawy.