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Prediction: Egypt vs Uruguay

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 14 Jun 2018

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Prediction: Uruguay win

Best Odds: 8/13

Bookmaker: bet365

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally upon us, and while all eyes may be on Russia vs Saudi Arabia today, there’s another sleeping giant of a game that fans are forgetting about – Egypt vs Uruguay. Both teams are coming into this tournament full of optimism, as they attempt to progress from a group which many are considering to be one of the most open in the entire WC.

Egypt

The mood in the Egypt camp has been dampened over the last few weeks courtesy of some noticeable injury concerns, and while they may have a superstar in their ranks, the rest of their squad doesn’t really match up. They’ll be looking to battle it out for the second qualifying spot in this group, and they’ll hope to build some momentum off of some counter attacks in this game.

Team News

Mohamed Salah’s fitness is still a concern, although their other big names are expected to start.

Uruguay

Uruguay are quietly flying under the radar as a team to watch in this tournament, which was also the case back in 2010 and 2014. What they lack in the midfield they more than make up for from an attacking perspective, and given the quality of Group A, they should definitely be viewed as the favourites to progress. They not be making all the headlines, but make sure you keep an eye on them.

Team News

Cavani and Suarez will likely lead the front line for Uruguay.

Factors to Consider

  • In their one and only game against each other, Uruguay defeated Egypt 2-0.
  • Uruguay have lost just one of their last six games, whereas Egypt haven’t won in their last six.
  • Egypt’s next game will be against Russia on Tuesday.
  • Uruguay’s next game will be against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
  • Egypt have scored just three goals in their last six games – whereas Uruguay have scored 10.

Conclusion

While Mohamed Salah could always come off the bench and create some magic in this one, we can’t see it being enough to prevent Uruguay from picking up the three points. We’ll go with a narrow 2-1 Uruguay win, with Cavani and Suarez picking up a goal each.

Prediction: Uruguay win

Best Odds: 8/13

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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