Russia v Egypt Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Pharaohs to hold Russia

Russia v Egypt- World Cup 2018

Russia v Egypt Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 19th June – 7.00 p.m

(Full time: 3:1 – goals: Fathy (OG) 47′, Cheryshev 59′, Dzyuba 62′ – Salah (P) 73′)

So on Tuesday, the second round of group stage fixtures at Russia 2018 will begin with the host nation back in action. Russia opened the tournament with a big win over Saudi Arabia but their hands will be tied a little more in this one as they face Egypt who are going to be much tougher opponents. Egypt have to come out now and produce in this one after losing their opener against Uruguay in heartbreaking fashion. Read our Russia v Egypt predictions to see which way we think this game will go.

Russia News and Form

That was a good boost of confidence that Russia gave themselves as they produced a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening match. It is hard to get a lot about Russia’s form out of that though because quite frankly Saudi Arabia were so poor. That was Russia’s first win in 2018 as well and you can’t forget about that for your betting in this game. It snapped an overall run of seven winless matches that they were on as well. They will have a much more difficult time in getting change out of Egypt than they did against Saudi Arabia. But if they could get themselves another good three points in this one then they would have one foot in the round of sixteen. Under 2.5 goals at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.) makes for one of our top Russia v Egypt predictions. If they could produce the victory then it would also take some pressure off them ahead of their final group stage match against Uruguay.

Russia v Egypt World Cup 2018 - Infographic

Denis Cheryshev got himself a brace for Russia in their win over Saudi Arabia and he can be backed at 3/1 odds option in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.) for this one. Their main striker Fedor Smolov is the 5/4 odds favourite* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.). We have to make another point about Russia’s form and not get carried away about them having beaten a very poor side. Russia are W1 D3 L4 in their last eight games and the win over Saudi Arabia gave Russia their only clean sheet in their last nine fixtures. This will be a serious test for Russia because they will face more pressure in this one and because they will be facing each side who are in need of maximum points to keep their own qualification hopes alive. So at the end of the day, this could be an even match and the 1-1 draw for our Russia v Egypt predictions for 11/2 odds looks value* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.).

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Egypt News and Form

So Egypt have to come out and go on the hunt for a positive three points. They lost their opener against Uruguay 1-0 and while they were underdogs for that game it looked as if they had done enough to hold out for a point until they conceded a killer blow in the 89th minute to fall to a 1-0 defeat. Mo Salah did not make it off the bench for the game as he continues his rehabilitation on his shoulder. He’s reportedly fit now and Egypt have to throw him into action in what is something of a must-win game for the Pharaohs now. Egypt didn’t have much of a cutting edge without their star player, but to their credit, they did well in holding Uruguay’s attack at bay. Egypt are still looking for their first ever World Cup victory, and so backing them to win is a considerable risk in this one and they are currently running on a seven-match winless streak. However they do look as if they could grind a point out of this fixture and there is good appeal in the match outright on the draw at 11/5 odds* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.). A point really wouldn’t do a lot for them considering that would leave Russia on four points and with a big goal difference advantage over at the Pharaohs. Can Egyptians keep their hopes alive?

Russia v Egypt Head to Head

This will be the first-ever contest between Egypt and Russia.

Russia v Egypt Betting Odds*

Russia 13/10
Draw 11/5
Egypt 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 16th, 2018 at 00:28 p.m.)

Russia v Egypt Predictions

Egypt were unlucky not to get a point out of their battle with Uruguay and opening fixture, but they may be able to achieve just that in this game against Russia. You can’t really get carried away by Russia’s big win for very poor Saudi Arabia and the draw in the match outright looks big value.