Egypt vs Uruguay Betting Tip
Egypt vs Uruguay | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The event we’ve all been waiting for will finally start with a game between Egypt and Uruguay. Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg will have the honor of being the venue of the opening match at the 2018 World Cup. The South Americans are coming to Russia in search of another great result, while on the other hand, Egyptians are hoping that they can reach the knockout stage, which would be a huge success for Hector Kuper’s team.
Suarez and the boys are the main favorites to win Group A, as they have the best team on the paper. Anything but the top spot in this assembly would be recognized as a failure, which means that they need to collect all three points here. Meanwhile, the Egyptians would like to stay unbeaten. That scenario would significantly increase their chances of entering the second stage of the tournament, which is why they are going to put a maximum of their effort here. This game truly deserves to be called a “derby of the round ” in Group A.
Most of the fans would say that Egypt is Mo Salah. But that would be so wrong. The runners-up at the last year’s African Nations Cup are one very good team, balanced in all areas on the field. Our main proof for such a statement is the fact that they have 5 players from the Premiership in the starting lineup. Besides Salah we have West Brom’s Hegazy – Gabr duo in the back line, Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke and Mohamed Elneny from Arsenal. From the past games, we have seen that they like to play counter-attack, with fantastic Salah upfront, who is absolutely amazing this season. In general, you can’t expect a lot of goals when they play.
Here we have one of the most experienced cores in the World Cup. Suarez, Cavani, Godin, Muslera etc are together for a long time, and they have a system which is upgraded with several new faces like Bentancur and Gomez. The Uruguayans like to play slow games, often interrupted with many fouls or set pieces, and that is why we can’t see some spectacular number of goals when they enter the pitch. Just a few teams in the world have such excellent defense, and the transition they make during the counter-attack is superb. If they score the first goal in the match, it is virtually impossible to come back as they impose their tempo and take the possession of the ball.
Egypt vs Uruguay Head to Head
These two nations played a friendly game back in 2006, in Alexandria, Egypt. Guests in that event were better and won 0-2, and one of the scorers was Diego Godin who will also play in this match. Oscar Tabarez was the head coach if Uruguay also back then.
Odds and Predictions
As we have already said, Egypt is an underdog in this one. The Pharaons’ win is set at 4/1. Uruguay to collect the whole three points is paid 3/4, and a draw 5/2.
Egypt vs Uruguay tip: 2-0 for Uruguay
As much as we sympathize Egypt, their chances against the two-time World Cup winners are pretty slim. Uruguay finished second in the CONMEBOL qualifiers behind Brazil, and that clearly suggests that they are one fantastic team. Also, against their defense, one Mo Salah is not enough, despite his shiny form. On the other side of the pitch, Suarez and Cavani don’t have a worthy opponent which is why we are going with their win. There are some excellent odds for this tip, and we predict the final score 2-0 for Uruguay.