Egypt v Uruguay Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

La Celeste to collect three points against Egypt

Egypt v Uruguay - World Cup 2018

Egypt v Uruguay Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 15th June – 1.00 p.m
(Full time: 0:1 – goals: Giménez 90´)

Will Egypt be able to get enough playing time out of their superstar Mo Salah to try and boost their chances of competing against Uruguay? This is a difficult opener for Egypt against a very tough South American side and Uruguay are one of the big dark horses for the tournament. They can boast a powerful strikeforce in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. Will La Celeste be able to deliver at the opening victory they are expected to get?

Egypt News and Form

Egypt have drawn extra attention this time around in their World Cup appearance and that is solely because of Liverpool player Mo Salah. The whole nation held its collective breath as he hurt his shoulder in the UEFA Champions League final and it is still not clear at what level he is going to be able to participate at in Egypt’s World Cup campaign. If their star player is ready, they would have to play to his strengths to have a chance. But even with that said, if Salah was fit and ready to go 100% then Egypt would still look heavy underdogs for this game. Egypt have no form behind them as they are without a win in this their last six games (D3 L3). Going into a major tournament you would hope have a bit more momentum behind you. Problematically as well Egypt have managed just one goal in their last four games. They were thumped 3-0 against Belgium over the weekend in their final warm-up match.

Egypt v Uruguay - World Cup 2018 Infographic

On top of all that Egypt have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last nine games. As they are taking on such a tough side here both teams not to score is at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 p.m.). Going back to Mo Salah, he is in the Egypt squad and in the bet365 anytime goalscorer he is at 9/4 odds* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 pm) if you wanted to have a flutter. But it does not look all that appealing really because Egypt may well struggle to produce anything of note against the South Americans here. They don’t have form, they aren’t looking particularly confident and their star man may not be 100%. It does not up to a great total for the Egyptians and under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 p.m.) appeals too.

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Uruguay News and Form

At the end of the day Egypt are not going to be able to stand toe to toe with Uruguay in the goal-scoring department. That is because the South Americans have Edinson Cavani, who was the top goalscorer in the CONMEBOL qualification and Luis Suarez. That’s a pretty enviable front two there, arguably one of the best partnerships in the entire tournament and they are at 10/3 and 3/1 odds respectively* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 p.m.) in the bet365 first goalscorer market. Aside from Brazil, Uruguay were really the only other nation from the CONMEBOL zone who had a relatively comfortable time qualifying and they are one of those sides that you can easily stick the label of dark horse up upon. Ahead of the tournament they are favourites to win Group A. They have good from behind them to get off to a positive start.

Uruguay will head to Russia in the back of a three-match winning streak and just one defeat they have suffered since the start of September 2017. Going back to their defence and how strong and rugged tough it is they have collected six clean sheets in their last nine games and therefore Uruguay to win to nil is at 5/4 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 p.m.) and that has masses of appeal. You can dig into the bet365 correct score market too if you expect Uruguay to blank Egypt and there you have an Uruguay 1-0 at 4/1 and an Uruguay 2-0 at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 p.m.). Uruguay have scored in five of their last six games and you would expect them to hit the back of the net with the strikeforce they have available.

Egypt v Uruguay Head to Head

This will be just a second game played between Egypt and Uruguay. The first one was a 2006 international friendly with the South Americans collecting a 2-0 win on the road.

Egypt v Uruguay Betting Odds*

Uruguay 3/5
Draw 11/4
Egypt 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 12th, 2018 at 4:29 a.m.)

Egypt v Uruguay Predictions

You would have to roll with the South Americans coming away with a victory in this fixture. Even if Egypt to get a full 90 minutes out of a fully fit Mo Salah this would be a difficult game for them. Uruguay should be able to keep them at arm’s length because of their rugged defence and therefore back the South Americans to win to nil.