Russia vs Egypt Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions
This match is over.
Final score: Russia 3-1 Egypt
For the match – Uruguay vs Russia.
For the match – Saudi Arabia vs Egypt.
19th June 2018 – 19:00 GMT
Russia vs Egypt Predictions
Russia delighted the home fans in Moscow with a sensational performance and that encouraging display should give them the confidence to collect three points against Egypt. They were barely tested defensively but looked dangerous going forward and they are priced at 11/10 with 10Bet to make it successive triumphs at the 2018 World Cup.
Egypt looked well-organised against Uruguay but they didn’t produce enough in the final third. Their lack of firepower is a concern and unless Mo Salah is 100% fit, they could struggle to carve out opportunities. They competed admirably for 88 minutes against Uruguay but inevitably came unstuck from a set-piece.
Russia vs Egypt Preview
Hosts Russia got off to the perfect start at the 2018 World Cup and put in a 5-star display in Moscow. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side were helped by some generous Saudi Arabian defending. This will be their second match in Group A and they will fancy their chances of picking up back-to-back wins.
Egypt didn’t start Mo Salah against Uruguay but Hector Cuper may opt to start his talisman in this encounter. Can he inspire his side to get something from this second Group A game?
Russia vs Egypt Score Prediction
Russia’s lack of competitive football building up to the tournament hasn’t helped the players but they impressed during the opening game. They are unlikely to net five here but with the likes of Artem Dzyuba in the side, they should be able to grab a couple. Egypt should be better with Mo Salah in the side and with the likes of Trezeguet, they possess a number of industrious players who should carve out a few chances. Russia to win 2-1 is the likeliest outcome for this Group A contest and it can be backed at a standout price of 9/1 with Bet365.
Egypt were the better of the two teams for the majority of their Group A encounter with Uruguay and did manage to test Fernando Muslera on a couple of occasions. They will fancy their chances of getting on the score-sheet against an ageing Russian defence. After failing to collect a point from their opener, they can’t afford to be defeated again and must show more ambition in the final third. The hosts showed their aptitude from set-pieces and will be looking to use that to their advantage. There should be goals in this one and Over 2.5 can be backed at 6/4 with 888Sport.
Both Teams to Score Prediction
Russia netted five goals against Saudi Arabia but they are unlikely to find the Egyptian defence as accommodating. Mo Salah is likely to be unleashed for this second Group A game and that completely changes Egypt’s tactics. He was prolific during qualifying and his direct play should help the Pharaohs get on the score-sheet. Royal Panda have priced Both Teams to Score? Yes at Evens and that looks a likely outcome.
Russia vs Egypt Odds
Group A Standings
Russia’s five goals made them the early pacesetters in Group A and they’ll be aiming to increase their goal difference when they take on Egypt.
Uruguay’s late goal brings them level on points with the hosts but they only managed a single strike and sit second.
- Russia haven’t won more than a single game at a World Cup since 1986.
- Russia drew two of their first three games at the 2018 World Cup.
- Denis Cheryshev will be aiming to add to his two goals in the opening fixture. Since competing as ‘Russia’, only Oleg Salenko has netted three or more goals at this tournament.
- Cheryshev is 15/2 to score the first goal with 888Sport.
- Egypt failed to win any of their three group games at the 1990 World Cup.
- Egypt scored just a single goal during their last World Cup appearance.
World Cup Qualifiers
Russia did not play any World Cup qualifiers. They automatically qualified for the tournaments as hosts. They did play a succession of friendlies including a 2-1 loss to France and 1-1 draw with Serbia.
Egypt finished top of Group E, averaging over two points per game. They were only defeated once during six qualifiers.
Mo Salah – 5 goals. The Liverpool winger is 40/1 with Bet365 to finish as the top scorer at the World Cup.
Goalkeepers – Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Andrey Lunyov
Defenders – Sergei Ignashevich, Igor Smolnikov, Vladimir Granat, Fyodor Kudryashov, Roman Neustadter, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Konstantin Rausch.
Midfielders – Yuri Zhirkov, Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksandr Yerokhin, Yury Gazinsky, Anton Miranchuk, Aleksandr Tashayev
Forwards – Fyodor Smolov, Artem Dzyuba, Aleksei Miranchuk, Fyodor Chalov
Goalkeepers – Essam El-Hadary, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Awad
Defenders – Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Elmohamady, Omar Gaby, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi, Saad Samir, Karim Hafez, Amro Tarek, Mahmoud Hamdy.
Midfielders – Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah Said, Shikabala, Trezeguet, Ramadan Sobhi, Tarek Hamed, Kahraba, Amr Warda, Sam Morsy,
Forwards – Mo Salah, Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Hassan Kouka, Ahmed Gomaa.
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