The second match to be played at the 2018 World Cup comes in Group A and sees Egypt meet Uruguay in the battle between many people’s favourites to qualify from the group.
This match will take place on the 15th June at the Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. On this day other games will take be played as well, for example, the match from the Group B, between Morocco and Iran. You can read Morocco vs Iran Betting tips here.
The winner of this match will give themselves a great chance of qualifying for the Round of 16, with matches against Russia and Saudi Arabia still to come. Uruguay will see themselves as the team who should come out on top but Egypt have enough about them to make this an intriguing game. Read Egypt vs Uruguay predictions below.
1. Team News
|Statistics for last 10 matches ||Egypt / Uruguay |
|Number of wins: ||2 / 5 |
|Number of draws: ||3 / 3 |
|Avarage scored goals per match: ||0.6 / 1.3 |
|Avarage conceded goals per match: ||1.1 / 0.6 |
|Failure to score matches: ||5 / 4 |
|Team form (last 5 matches): ||L L D D L / L W W L W |
The biggest concern for Egypt is will Mohamed Salah return from his shoulder injury for the match with Uruguay. Most of the sources say it's highly doubtful. This would be a big blow for Egypt - not to have Salah against toughest opponent in the group...
When it comes to Uruguay there is only one injury in the team - Alvaro Pereira. Besides that, Uruguay seems to be fully ready for the match.
2. Egypt vs Uruguay Odds Preview
Uruguay have a long history at the World Cup finals, having hosted and won the first ever World Cup.
Having struggled to qualify for the World Cup for many years, Uruguay have been more consistent of late and have reached each of the last three World Cup finals. They reached the knockout stages of the last World Cup in Brazil but were eliminated in the Round of 16.
Uruguay struggled in the Copa America Centenario but qualified in second place from an extremely tough CONMEBOL qualifying group in South America.
Oscar Tabarez’s team were entertaining to watch in the qualifying games, scoring 32 goals and only Brazil managed to find the back of the net more than Uruguay. With a strong attacking line-up including Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani plus some mean defenders in the way of Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez, Uruguay are favourites to win this game with betting odds at 1.65 with 1XBET.
Egypt will be taking part in their first World Cup in 28 years and will be hoping to perform better than their previous two attempts which saw them eliminated at the first time of asking.
In qualifying, they topped a group containing Ghana, Congo and Uganda but this match will be tougher than any of the games they faced during qualification. Egypt will believe they have a chance of making it through this group but could not have asked for a tougher match to begin their campaign. In Mohamed Salah they have a player in superb form this season but if he is nullified during the match, Egypt may struggle to break down a good Uruguay defense.
Egypt are 7.50 with Bet365 to win this match with the draw on offer at 3.84.
3. Egypt vs Urugway Prediction
Uruguay scored 2 or more goals in 10 of their 18 World Cup qualifying games, including 3 goals against Colombia, 3 against Chile and 2 against Brazil. They will believe they can continue their fine goal scoring form against Egypt and Uruguay to score 2 or more goals in this game is available at 2.00 with William Hill.
The Uruguay team will have won eye on Mohamed Salah during this match and know if they can keep the Liverpool forward quiet, they have a great chance of keeping a clean sheet. With two men from the famed Atletico Madrid defence in their back four, they will believe they have a good chance of keeping a clean sheet.
Bet365 offer 2.20 for Uruguay to win the match to nil.
What are our Egypt vs Uruguay betting tips? It goes without saying Uruguay will be counting on Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to score their goals and will be hoping both remain fit during a long European club campaign.
The same can be said for Egypt, who need Mohamed Salah to be at 100% if they are to have any chance of taking something from this match. If you are wondering where to watch this game online, you should read our article about World Cup 2018 Live Streaming.